Digital Preservation Coalition
Digital Preservation Coalition
The DPC exists so our members can ensure a secure digital legacy. A small but growing not-for-profit company, the DPC occupies a distinctive position within this dynamic and diverse field. It was founded in 2002 and works with and on behalf of the leading experts in the field internationally. DPC has a world class reputation. At the time of writing, it has 115 institutional members around the world. It is funded principally through membership and receives around one quarter of its funds through externally sponsored projects. We enable our members to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services, helping them to derive enduring value from digital assets and raising awareness of the strategic, cultural and technological challenges they face. We achieve our aims through advocacy, community engagement, workforce development, capacity-building, good practice and good governance. In 2019 we added a strategic objective to build a coalition scaled to the global digital preservation challenge. In 2020 we opened an office in Melbourne. The DPC has doubled in size in the last five years, a welcome development which has been enabled and required continuous improvement in processes and administration. It has recently completed an application to OSCR for registration as a charity. It employs ten staff in offices in Glasgow, York and Melbourne and is governed by a Board of Directors constituted from its full members. Digital preservation is characterized by a supportive, international and vibrant community which is expanding rapidly. Cross-sector and interdisciplinary collaborations are highly valued and they create the conditions for creativity and innovation in the face of shared challenges.

Current vacancies

Top job! Head of Finance and Sustainability

  • Full time
  • £35,845 – £44,045
  • Hillhead, Glasgow
  • Closing 14th April 2021

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) seeks to employ a Head of Finance and Sustainability to fill an established post soon to be vacated.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a high-profile and important role in an organization which is changing and growing rapidly. Recruitment will be to the DPC offices in Glasgow and is available immediately. The post is offered on a full time, permanent basis. You will work to ensure smooth running of this growing, strategically important and global membership organization. You will help design and ensure organizational resilience through a significant period of change and growth. You will provide core support for operational and project delivery with the goal of ensuring closer and more productive collaboration among the coalition's 115 members and with our many partners and allies around the world.

The post holder will take a key role in the delivery of the DPC's sixth objective, Management and Governance. This expresses our commitment to efficient administration and transparency. They will contribute to all of the strategic objectives in turn through the provision of business critical administrative and financial functions. Following a work plan previously established, but with latitude to improve and simplify functions through continuous process improvement, the post-holder will ensure that the DPC's legal and financial commitments for and on behalf of its members are fully discharged. The post holder will oversee the DPC's administrative and financial activities on a daily basis, and is responsible for making sure that corporate filing, records management, financial reports and internal communications systems are maintained and fit for purpose. The administrative elements of the role will involve frequent interaction with members, partners and funders internationally, carried out with professionalism and confidence. The financial aspects of the role include overseeing the DPC's financial reporting, forecasting and planning. Taken together these will ensure that the DPC remains sustainable in financial and organizational terms through a period of change.