Head of the Endangered Archives Programme

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FTC TO 30 September 2025

The British Library is seeking to recruit an outstanding person to lead the Endangered Archives Programme funded by the Arcadia Fund.  EAP awards grants to identify and to preserve digitally archives of cultural importance in areas of the world where resources are more limited and to ensure access to the digitised content through local archival partners and online through the British Library.

The successful candidate will have a strong international research record, based on extensive experience working with archival materials from relevant parts of the world. The Head of Endangered Archives will ensure that the Programme creates a powerful legacy of permanent digital access to endangered archival materials from around the world, spanning boundaries of culture, language, geography and faith.

In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes 20.9%. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.

Closing Date:1 November 2018

Interview Date:14 November 2018

How to apply

For further information and to apply, please visit www.bl.uk/careers quoting vacancy ref: xxx

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