Job Specification - Digitisation Archivist
ING's purpose is 'Empowering people to stay a step ahead in life and in business'. Every ING colleague is given the opportunity to contribute to that vision. We champion self-reliance and foster a collaborative and innovative culture. The Orange Code is our global manifesto for how we stay true to our purpose and our tradition of reinvention and empowerment. It is made up of ING Values (we are honest; we are prudent; we are responsible) and ING Behaviours: (you take it on and make it happen; you help others to be successful; you are always a step ahead)
For us, success will only be achieved if we act with Integrity.
Some companies see diversity as a box to be ticked. We see it as fundamental to our success and we encourage a proper work/life balance. At ING, you'll only be judged on your performance in line with the Orange Code. And that's a promise.
Main Duties and Responsibilities of Role:
* Conduct a feasibility study for digitisation assessing existing metadata, IT infrastructure, budget and user demand
* Write a policy on digitisation for the archive (including selection of material and considering revenue generation, provision of access and long term preservation)
* Devise a sustainable long term strategy for digitisation addressing selection of material, identification of external partners, conservation, provision of metadata, access and long term storage.
* Develop project plan and appropriate procedures and specifications to deliver strategy
* Produce progress reports for Archivist and Trustees of the Archive
* Become a member of the archive team training and supporting existing staff
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to play a leading role in managing and developing the digital collections of a major financial archive, using cutting-edge facilities to ensure their long term survival and continued accessibility.
A postgraduate qualification in a relevant field such as computer/information science, archives or records management or equivalent experience.
* Proven and extensive hands on experience of the implementation of a digital preservation project, digital repository management or a related area.
* Excellent understanding of recognised technical and preservation standards and techniques including up to date knowledge of relevant tools, methodologies and standards and relevant legislation (eg. copyright law)
* Strong project management skills, with experience of applying methodologies such as PRINCE2.
* Experience of gathering, analysing and specifying business requirements for complex systems and/or services.
* An interest in history and business archives
* Understanding and experience of archives and records management principles and practices
* Qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner
* Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills, including the ability to explain complex technical topics simply to non-specialist audiences
* Excellent influencing, persuasion and negotiating skills with the ability to form and foster strong relationships in a business environment.
* Excellent analytical, planning, problem solving and time management skills.
* Attention to detail
* Proven ability to work in a collaborative, team-based environment as well as working independently and proactively
* Willingness to work with in-house online systems and processes.