[Humanist] 27.390 job at the IHR (London)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 390.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:53:04 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: job vacancy at IHR for British History Online project manager

Project Manager
Institute of Historical Research

An opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced individual to project manage the Institute of Historical Research’s flagship digital project British History Online.

We are planning on updating British History Online to take full advantage of emerging technologies and standards. Using your working knowledge of website project management, you will manage and implement this process ensuring that the update is completed to the required standard of quality within the specified time and budget.

The postholder will be responsible for requirements gathering, planning, team co-ordination, budgeting, quality assurance and change management, as well as for maintaining the digital library on an on-going basis. You will also be responsible for the specification, construction and support of software assets required to maintain, migrate or enhance the service, keeping all supporting documentation up-to-date.

To succeed in this role you will have wide-ranging knowledge and demonstrable experience of agile website project management, web technologies and website delivery. In addition, knowledge of object-oriented software design, specification writing and database information management are essential. A publications, education, heritage or communications background would be advantageous.

A self-motivated and analytical individual, you will have excellent interpersonal skills and thus work effectively both as part of a team or independently. With a capacity to provide innovative solutions, on time and to schedule, you will also maintain enthusiasm, effectiveness and a sense of calm while working under pressure to meet deadlines.

About The Department
At the time of its foundation in 1921, the IHR library was conceived as “a workshop for historical research” where research students would learn to use historical sources in an integrated seminar space. 

Although the teaching of history has changed, the library continues this source-based approach. Its collection consists mainly of printed primary sources, bibliographies, guides to archives, reference works, edited texts and collections of data such as lists of office holders, along with some relevant modern secondary works.

Further Information
Reference Number
Institute of Historical Research
£31,675 - £38,432 pa incl LW
Full/Part Time
Full Time
1 Year Fixed-Term contract in the first instance

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is midnight on Monday 21 October 2013. 

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 5 November 2013 so candidates are recommended to ensure their availability.

The University offers membership to the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme (USS).

Pursuing equal opportunities and excellence in education.

For additional information or to apply for this the role please download the further particulars from the UoL website

Dr Jane Winters
Reader in Digital Humanities and Head of Publications & IHR Digital
Institute of Historical Research
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
t: +44 (0)20 7862 8789
f: +44 (0)20 7862 8754
e: jane.winters at sas.ac.uk<mailto:jane.winters at sas.ac.uk>
Web: www.history.ac.uk http://www.history.ac.uk/

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