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LMS Project Officer - 6 month contract

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LMS Project Officer - 6 month contract

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Knowledge & information management

  • Job ref:

    DR - 26083

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £35,382 - £39,246

  • Contact:

    Daniel Rose

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 7378 5459

  • Posted:


  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Startdate:


LMS Project Officer


£35,382 - £39,246 depending on experience

6 Month Fixed Term Contract

35 hours a week

ASAP Start


About the company

We are presently recruiting for a Public
Sector client in the Surrey area, who is seeking a Library Management System
Project Officer, on an initial 6-month Fixed Term Contract, to help lead the IT
and Digital departments through the procurement and implementation of a new LMS
across their libraries.

The role will focus on:


Working with
the IT & Digital Project Manager and the external supplier to project plan
and deliver the implementation efficiently and in time

senior managers and stakeholders regularly, and to work with library managers
to ensure an effective rollout

Working with
stakeholders and the Finance department, to ensure smooth integration with onsite
software and processes

Identifying opportunities
for further development and alert senior managers to these


Typical accountabilities in roles at
this level in


Development: Contribute to the development and achievement of business plans in
their work area to develop and implement agreed strategy

and manage the delivery of the project to meet the needs of the service

workloads and secure resources to enable the delivery of the project

Reporting & Documentation
- Ensure processes
and systems are in place to monitor and review service delivery and achievement
of agreed objectives

- Monitor and advise on budget expenditure in
accordance withpolicies and procedures

•Manage external suppliers and contracts

communicate and build relationships with other internal departments, partner
organisations, agencies and/or contractors on operational issues to share
knowledge or best practice and ensure quality, integrated service delivery

and support the performance management and development of project members to
ensure that individual contributions are maximised


Why you will be hired

of procuring and implementing a Library Management System

and/or relevant professional qualification or considerable experience of
working within the service area

knowledge of libraries within the context of a local authority, including
relevant legislation, policies and procedures relating to the service area

of new technologies relevant to library services, and significant knowledge of
service specific IT applications and systems

to analyse data and produce clear and concise reports

Significant practical experience of
working at management level in a library or customer focused environment

stakeholder focus and the ability to listen to and understand stakeholder needs
to ensure excellent services are provided

written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to
maintain effective working relationships at all levels

IT skills and able to use technology to be effective in the role

to prioritise and plan and make best use of personal resources in achieving
performance objectives

to manage the project and its sub-projects through to completion


We are looking for somebody who
already has an understanding of the steps for delivering
a similar project, from data migration to user
acceptance testing, along with being able to deliver side projects such as
integration with systems and software.You will need to have good communication skills, able to work with the
IT project manager, clear up technical issues with IT partners, work closely
with library managers, report to senior officials, persuade other departments
to prioritise the project, and understand and manage frontline staff’s concerns
about the change.



Why you should apply

If you are looking to work within a new project, and are
immediately available, then this is the role for you