Details:

Location:

South Kensington

Category:

Administration
IT
Other

Salary:

£34,421 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Contract

Hours:

Full time

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Project Manager (Technology)

The Natural History Museum is both a world-leading science research centre and the most visited natural history museum in Europe. With a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity’s needs with those of the natural world.

It is custodian of one of the world’s most important scientific collections comprising over 80 million specimens. The scale of this collection enables researchers from all over the world to document how species have and continue to respond to environmental changes - which is vital in helping predict what might happen in the future and informing future policies and plans to help the planet.

About the role

This is a unique chance to use your skills in IT project management to help shape collections management in the Natural Sciences sector!

Our collections are widely considered as one of the most globally important natural history resources because of its taxonomic, geographical and historical breadth. Records of the collection, which are increasingly becoming digital, are critical compliance requirements for many purposes such as loans of items for research or exhibition, and the Museum’s Digital Collections Programme and related initiatives.

Therefore the Museum needs a Collections Management System (CMS) that can be used on multiple devices, within collections or remotely, to manage this complexity and support the necessary integrations. You will work directly with the Programme Manager and will play a key role in delivering this digital project in line with the Museum’s ambitious digital strategy.

This is a varied and evolving role which will be responsible for the full lifecycle management of outlining system specifications and requirements, supplier tender and system development, where experience of bespoke system packages and tools will be essential for the post holder to be successful in the role.

Joining a small, yet high performing team at the Museum, you will have great opportunity to have a significant impact by contributing to improvements in an area which is critically important to large natural history museums.

The duration of this contract is for the initial requirements building and tender phase. System development and implementation is expected to continue with the same team pending funding and contract approval.

About you

You will have a background in project management with specific experience in management of IT projects involving stakeholder requirements elicitation, through workshops/discussions and document review.

Solid experience of process centric software product implementations in enterprise environments, combined with experience in at least one of the following areas; system development lifecycle, content management platforms such as ECM and CSP, development of specifications and requirements for system development and implementation – will place you in high esteem for this role.

12-month Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: 9am Tuesday 22 September
Interviews expected from 1st October

To apply, please visit https://careers.nhm.ac.uk/ and upload your CV with a covering letter, which clearly outlines how you meet our person specification.

Museum Website: https://careers.nhm.ac.uk/templates/CIPHR/jobdetail_1940.aspx