RA040721 - Digital Vision Technical Manager

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Posted: 22/07/2021 10:10
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £30,000 Per Annum
Location: Leeds
Level: Management
Deadline: 16/08/2021 23:59
Hours: 36.00
Benefits: T&Cs to be discussed at interview
Job Type: Fixed Term

Please access the Application Form HERE

Please note you will need to download an application form as directed and upload it via our recruitment system in the space provided.  We cannot accept CVs in place of an application form.

 

The Royal Armouries has been awarded £429,600 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) for the rollout of a transformative Digital Vision project.

This exciting and transformative project extends the principle of widening participation to the digital sphere and will enable the Royal Armouries to engage new audiences at a time when online experiences are ever more critical.

The Royal Armouries digital ambitions are to attract, empower and engage audiences with one of the world’s greatest collections of arms and armour and to create a ‘digital first’ culture throughout the museum. The rollout of the project will:

  • transform the museum’s capacity to produce accessible, engaging, and relevant digital content for its growing audiences.
  • deliver a seamless online experience, enabling audiences to draw media from across the museum’s digital resource in a user-friendly way.
  • create relationships with online visitors based on a more detailed understanding of what they expect and need from their digital museum experience.
  • develop and install a new welcome in the form of a digital playground on site at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

Our Vision is to ‘transform our approach, digital infrastructure, activity and skills across the organisation, in order to empower new and existing audiences, to engage meaningfully with the compelling narratives of human endeavour and experience relating to Arms and Armour through sharing, collaborating and co-creating’.

Digital Vision - Technical Manager

£30,000 per annum

Job brief

We are looking for a qualified (Digital) Technical Manager to join our team. You will be part of the transformation of the ways of working at the Royal Armouries in order to create a ground-breaking new website. You will be responsible for the management and development with the appointed contractor for delivering a new integrated technical infrastructure and website(s) as detailed in the Royal Armouries Digital Vision. 

Purpose 

Successfully manage the technical infrastructure project (WP1) to deliver a new technical infrastructure and website. 

Key Tasks 

  • Manage the project to deliver a new technical infrastructure (WP1) and website for the Royal Armouries in collaboration with the appointed contractor. 
  • Develop specifications, tender and appoint contractors following RA procurement (public sector) guidance.
  • Consult and collaborate with internal stakeholders across the organisation to identify the business needs and requirements for the technical infrastructure (WP1). 
  • Collaborate with digital content creators and participate in testing of experimental digital engagement experiences (WP2). 
  • Creating and submitting progress and exception reports to DV Project Manager
  • Educate content creators and cataloguers on how websites, search interfaces (faceting / filtering, map interfaces and other visualisations, etc.) work and the importance of standardised metadata.
  • Champion the Digital Vision and the aim of transforming the work, and ways of working of the Royal Armouries.
  • Work with volunteers and communities to develop fully interactive opportunities for our audiences.

Expertise 

  • Considerable experience of delivering technical infrastructure projects in the digital realm. 
  • Experience of delivering complex IT projects.
  • Experience running requirements and discovery workshops.
  • Knowledge of procurement and tender processes.
  • Experience working with both Waterfall and Agile methodologies.
  • Experience of project and resource planning.
  • Experience with web development and an understanding of the web/application development process, requirements gathering, design, UX, accessibility, implementation, delivery, and support.
  • Experience of managing public sector budgets.

Relationships

Works closely with Colleagues from across the organisation and the Project Team, reporting to Digital Vision Project Board.

Works closely with third-party contractors and stakeholders.

Budgets and Resources

  • There is no budgetary responsibility.
  • Ensure diligent use of the museum’s resources.

Policies and Procedure

  • Comply with Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Data Protection, Equality and other relevant legislation.
  • Ensure the application of Royal Armouries organisational policies and procedures, including risk management, to protect people, the collection and the museum’s reputation.

Personal Responsibilities

  • Work flexibly to meet the needs of visitors and other users.
  • Work co-operatively as part of a team and support colleagues
  • Protect Royal Armouries reputation

Reporting Structure

Reports to Digital Manager

Hours

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 1 year, working 36 hours per week, 5 days out of 7.  The post-holder must be prepared to work on occasion at the weekend, on Bank Holidays and in the evenings. An opportunity to work from home and from our main office at Leeds and some travel to other sites in London and Portsmouth.  

Benefits

  • 36 hour contract
  • Flexible remote working
  • Access to the Bike2Work scheme
  • Access to EAP Employee Assistance Program
  • 27.5 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Discounted Parking with Citi Park
  • 25% off staff shop
  • 10% off food in on-site café
  • Pension scheme max employer contribution is 9% 

Disclosure

A Basic Disclosure and other security checks will be requested in the event of a successful application.  However, a criminal record may not necessarily be a bar to employment.  Any decision made would depend upon the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offence.

Closing date for return of completed applications is 16th August 2021.

Interviews

  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a virtual interview on 9th September and present examples of their work.

Presentation

  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a 10 minute presentation at the interview.

 

Person Specification

E = Essential / D = Desirable for applicants to meet the relevant standard

Selection Criteria.

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Work Experience

  • Experience of leading and delivering complex digital infrastructure projects.

 

  • Experience of project management and resource planning;

 

  • Experience with web development and an understanding of the web/application development process, requirements gathering, design, UX, accessibility, implementation, delivery and support;

 

  • Experience of data and digital asset management and systems.

 

  • Experience of producing engaging digital multimedia content with a proven ability to communicate with different audiences.

 

  • Experience running requirements and discovery workshops

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Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of procurement and tender processes

 

 

  • Understand IT systems architecture and data flow diagrams.

 

  • Understanding of content management systems

 

  • Skills to work with digital content creators and participate in testing of experimental digital engagement experiences.

 

  • Knowledge of educating co-workers on websites, search interfaces work and the importance of standardised metadata and SEOs

 

 

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Aptitudes

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to relay often complex information clearly, and concisely in both written and verbal communications to a variety of people and group sizes;

 

  • Highly organised and disciplined to balance a number of priorities at any one time;

 

  • Self-motivated, can be relied upon to follow up questions and outstanding actions;

 

  • Working successfully in a cross-discipline team

 

  • Problem solving & lateral thinking skills

 

  • A desire to create a diverse, accessible, and inclusive environment within the workplace and for our audiences.

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