Hours of work: 37 per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Fixed term for: Two years
Closing date: Sunday 16 May 2021
For an informal discussion, please contact Ceris Howard - Team Manager Archive Services and The Keep on 07876 878464 .
About the role
East Sussex County Council have an exciting opportunity for a new role to initiate the County Council’s Digital Preservation Strategy, managing a two year project to scope the digital preservation needs and solutions for all departments, including Records Management, the County Archives and Record Office.
The Digital Preservation Project Officer will be working closely with colleagues from across ESCC on the Digital Preservation Strategy project. The purpose of this project is to identify the digital preservation needs and recommend possible solutions for the storage and accessibility of electronic records, ultimately working towards implementation of an up to date and clear Digital Preservation Strategy across all ESCC departments.
This role will manage the project, conducting an audit of current and expected digital content and solutions currently in use and complete an options analysis, making recommendations for digital preservation solutions. This role will coordinate the staff resource input from all departments and prepare reports, working with the project team and reporting to the project board.
The Digital Preservation Archivist will work closely with the IT, Archive and Records Management services to develop workflows for digital preservation and access to all ESCC records including the collections of East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Record Office.
The successful candidate must have We are looking for someone with problem solving skills, the ability to work well as part of a team and excellent communication.
The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:
- Excellent project management skills and experience.
- In-depth understanding of digital preservation principles and techniques, including up-to-date knowledge of relevant tools, methodologies and standards.
- A specialist knowledge of a range of IT solutions and technical experience of dealing with digital records, their preservation and management.
- Understanding and experience of archives and/or information management standards and practices.
- Excellent communication skills, and experience explaining complex technical topics compellingly to diverse and non-specialist audiences.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.