St Pancras or Boston Spa





Contract type:

Contract Permanent


Full time



Application Specialist - Ingest & Preservation

Location: Boston Spa / St Pancras
Hours: Permanent – Full time
Grade: B
Salary: £29,000 Boston Spa / £32,000 St Pancras

Do you have what it takes to ensure the smooth running of systems, applications and services for The British Library?

Would you like to work with a wide range of people from different teams and departments to help deliver and improve services?

The British Library is implementing a new Digital Repository, running on Microsoft windows servers, and is looking for enthusiastic individuals to provide support for the system and ensure that this new application delivers the service our customers require.  As an Application Specialists in our Digital Library Systems team, based either at St Pancras, London or Boston Spa, West Yorkshire you will be key in providing support for this service and other applications in the systems portfolio.

We work in a hybrid environment, averaging one day a week onsite, however, we let you decide what works best for you, e.g. 3 days onsite one week and the next 2 weeks working from home. We are very much delivery and outcomes focused.

About you:
- Experience of supporting, configuring and integration of third party/packaged or bespoke applications
- Experience of monitoring large scale or multiple applications and services
- Experience of operational acceptance testing and deploying changes to production systems using appropriate controls
- Excellent communicator and demonstrable ability to work as part of a team to agreed customer service levels and SLAs
- Proven problem solving skills using a logical and considered approach
- Proven systems analysis and documentation skills
- Experience of data migration and file management

We would particularly love to hear from you if you have knowledge and experience of the above.

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 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 make our collections and programmes available to all. 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 by anyone, anywhere.

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 a minimum of 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.

We have removed the closing date from this vacancy. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and this vacancy will be closed once the role been filled. 

We are unable to provide sponsorship under the UK Skilled Worker visa for this role, as it does not meet the eligibility criteria required for this immigration route

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