Head of Systems & Services

Location: Central London
Salary: £45,000 (up to) -
Hours: Full-time
Closing date: 31 July 2012

Be part of the vision; be part of the RIBA.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and its members. With a passion to promote a wider public appetite and interest in architecture through its website, exhibitions, talks and four million-strong collections, the RIBA has led the profession since its foundation in 1834, and continues to lead as architects face the challenges of the 21st century.

Established in 1834, the British Architectural Library (BAL) is one of the world's preeminent collections for research and information on all aspects of architecture and is the largest of its kind in Europe. Around 3.2 million items dating from 1478, including photographs, drawings, archives, books and manuscripts, are available to the public through our study rooms at 66 Portland Place and at the V&A in South Kensington, home of the V&A+RIBA Partnership.

The BAL is embarking upon an exciting and transformative review of its services and is seeking to recruit to this newly created role a talented individual with the vision and commitment to lead the development and delivery of the Library's 2012 - 2016 digital strategy. 

You will have a proven record of staff and service management, ideally with some experience of income generation, along with a demonstrated ability to innovate and to inspire colleagues, users and other key stakeholders. You should also have experience of managing a broad range of collection types and of using ICT to manage and provide access to these. This senior post will take responsibility for three core areas of BAL activity:

  • Development, management and provision of relevant, up-to-date and user-friendly, digital services, both on-site and via the RIBA website, www.architecture.com
  • Overseeing the management, development and delivery of on-site and remote information services at Portland Place
  • Overseeing the management and development of technical services, including library systems, book and serials cataloguing, and our indexing service, Architectural Periodicals Index.

If you would like to apply for this position, please complete and send a CV, covering letter, Applicants Statement and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form for the attention of Wendy Fish by email to recruitment@riba.org| or by post to RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD. 

Closing date: 31 July 2012

Interviews: August 2012


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