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Data protection & Rights Clearance Officer, Unlocking our Sound

Vacancy Details

Salary: £26,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Cataloguers, Reference and Research
Date Posted: 14/09/2017
Reference: 01488


Full Time (36 hours per week over 5 days)


Fixed Term Contract to 30 November 2022




This is a fantastic opportunity to work on an innovative five year project, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, which will preserve and transform access to our 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.


You will be responsible for identifying data protection and sensitivity issues within sound recordings following agreed Library policies.  Working with accuracy and attention to detail, you will maintain clear records of actions taken and ensure that the rights status and any access restrictions are reflected in catalogues and other relevant systems.


The post-holder will have good knowledge of the relevant legislation and will be able to demonstrate good oral and written communication skills.


This role will involve liaison with project partners and travel to partner organisations across the UK.


This post is part of a Heritage Lottery funded project. This is a full time, fixed term contract post for 5 years or to the 30th November 2022, depending on start date.


Closing Date: 1 October 2017

Interview Date: 18 October 2017

In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Do you currently have the right to work in the United Kingdom


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