UK Data Archive
The UK Data Archive is the lead organisation of the UK Data Service, which provides unified access to regional, national and international social and economic data, support for policy-relevant research and guidance and training for the development of skills in data curation and use. The post holder forms part of the UK Data Service Digital Preservation, Systems & Security team based at the UK Data Archive.
Duties of the Role
The primary purpose of this post is to manage our role in the FAIR IMPACT project (https://fair-impact.eu/) which is developing practices for ensuring that data are findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable towards the development of a European Open Science Cloud.
This pivotal role will manage standards and best practice development, mentor support in achieving trustworthy digital repository status and leading on the development of a network of trusted repositories. The role will manage our interactions with the project, peer repositories and UK, European and global data management organisations.
A full list of duties and responsibilities can be found within the job pack.
Qualifications and Skills required
While an undergraduate degree or equivalent (BA, BSc) in a related area is essential, equivalent relevant experience is equally valuable and will be considered. We would expect the successful applicant to identify, learn and integrate relevant standards and practices rapidly through a mixture of peer knowledge exchange, networking and desktop research.
This post is fixed term until 31/05/2025 due to the funding source. Whilst this a full-time post (36 hours per week), a job share arrangement could be considered for the right candidates and we would similarly welcome applications from those looking to work 0.5 FTE (18 hours per week) on this basis.
This post involves access to Government systems, information or data and will be subject to the staff vetting process. Further information can be found in the job pack.
At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.
To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives. For more information see: https://www.essex.ac.uk/life/student-facilities/religion-and-faith
Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification, which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please email the Resourcing Team (email@example.com).
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