24 October 2017

London, UK

£49,500 per annum


This is a rare and exciting opportunity to develop and manage an Archives packing, barcoding and storage programme.

Since 2014 the Archives Accommodation Programme (AAP) has been considering options to improve the Parliamentary Archives’ accommodation, to support Parliament's public engagement and heritage objectives, and reduce risk to the collection. No decision has been taken about future Archives’ accommodation, but we do need to improve how we protect and manage the collection. We are also introducing (through a Transforming Archive Services project) a new web interface to the Archives catalogue, a range of new online services for users,  and a barcode tracking system, which together will transform how we manage and monitor use of the collection; it will enable the us to implement more efficient management and retrieval, deliver customer service improvements, and collect detailed management information about collection usage which will be required to inform future decisions about collection care, digitisation priorities and future storage options.

As an experienced project manager, you will deliver a new Pack & Track Project, ensuring that all strands of the project activity are planned, resourced and delivered to established timescales.  The project will be responsible for improving the packaging and storage of the collection of 4 million unique, valuable, and sometimes fragile historic records in the Victoria Tower of the Palace of Westminster, barcoding it, and enhancing the catalogue, as well as the procurement of an offsite-storage contract to house a proportion of the collection in the short and potentially long term.  Working closely with colleagues in the Parliamentary Archives, you will be responsible for the integrity and coherence of the project, and act as the Archives' client in all matters relating to the facilities management of the Victoria Tower. You will develop and maintain the project environment working to maintain focus, enthusiasm, and momentum, as well as safeguarding the records at all times.

For an informal chat, please contact Catherine Hardman +44(0)20 7219 3074 or at archives [at] parliament.uk.


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