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Posted: Monday, December 23rd 2019
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Job Title:     Data Protection and Rights Clearance Officer
Organisation:     The British Library
Salary:     £26,000 p.a. (pro rata)
Type:     Full-Time Position
 Contract: Fixed Term for 2.5 years
Location:     St Pancras, London, England
Closing Date:     Sunday, January 26th, 2020
Job Ref No:     COL03157
Job Description:
Full Time (Part-time available)
Fixed Term for 2.5 years
3 x vacancies available
£26,000 per annum pro rata
St Pancras, London

This is an opportunity to contribute to an innovative 5 year project, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, which will preserve and transform access to the nation’s most at-risk and vulnerable audio collections. The project will digitally preserve almost half a million sound recordings, establish a network of ten audio archiving centres across the UK and create a new website allowing online access to 100,000 recordings.

With a good knowledge of data protection and copyright law, and an interest in sound heritage, you will conduct data protection and sensitivity review, identify layers of copyright and contact rights holders regarding use of their recordings. Working with a range of collections you will liaise with curators, cataloguers and other members of the project team to ensure sensitivity review and rights clearance processes follow internal policy and are recorded to a high standard for audit purposes.

This post is part of a Heritage Lottery funded project.

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future. At present we have well over 150 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future.

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 26.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade) . 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: 26 January 2020

Interview date: 11 & 12 February 2020

Disability Confident
We are a Disability Confident employer, and make a commitment to recruit and support disabled people. We guarantee an interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum (essential) requirements for a vacancy.
Application Instructions:
For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref: 03157
Contact Name:     Miss Lizzi Ellis
Contact Tel:     02074127101
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Address:     96 Euston Road, London, .  
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