Job vacancy: Associate Director, Head of Digital Preservation

Article dated: 8 May 2006

The UK Data Archive (UKDA) is looking for a dynamic self-starter to join the senior management team of the UKDA, home to the UK's largest collection of digital datasets in the social sciences and humanities. The successful candidate will develop, implement, and maintain a strategic digital preservation policy framework for the UKDA.

They will have strategic and line-management responsibilities for the Systems and Preservation division of the UKDA, and primary responsibility for the development of strategy and vision in the area of Digital Preservation more generally, and will represent the UKDA in national and international forums where such issues are debated and developed. They will be expected to take a lead in initiating and overseeing special projects and external relationships across these areas, as well as ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of core digital preservation services by the UKDA, maintaining standards appropriate to its role as a Place of Deposit for The National Archives, and developing and improving them as required.

Appointment to this fulltime post will be until 30 September 2007 in the first instance, with the expectation of renewal until September 2010, and possibly thereafter, subject to funding. The appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the scale £39,935 to £44,947 per annum.

Interviews to take place w/c 12 June 2006. Telephone and/or videoconference interviews are possible for international candidates.

Closing date: 2 June 2006