Head of Library Services

Queen Mary University of London - Student Services - Library Services

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is dedicated to the public good, pursuing the creation and dissemination of knowledge to the highest international standards, thereby transforming wider society and the lives of our students and staff. We are recognised as a highly collegial and values-driven institution, intent on the achievement of an international stature in knowledge creation and knowledge dissemination. Library Services support our strategic aims to achieve the highest standards in research and to provide our students with an education of internationally recognised quality.

Leading and managing the Library and Archives, the new Head of Library Services will have overall responsibility for developing strategies in a rapidly changing environment. The successful candidate will be a change agent, challenging the status quo and leading changes in people management, service delivery and technology that anticipate future developments in higher education. Key areas of focus are likely to be scholarly communication, trans-national education, digital engagement, curriculum development and personalised education.

We are seeking a strong leader with an innovative approach to delivering inspirational library services of the highest quality with a proven ability for developing a helpful, knowledgeable and confident team.

Library Services is a major part of the Student Services Directorate with libraries located at 3 of QMUL’s campuses, the university archives and with a strong online presence. As a member of the Senior Management Team, the post holder will contribute to the strategic leadership of the Student Services Directorate and will play a key role in implementing the Directorate’s strategy, working collaboratively with colleagues across the Directorate

Additional Information
Competitive salary. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates are currently under-represented at this level, we would particularly welcome applications from BME applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

How to Apply
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Shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to meet with library managers and tour the libraries on Thursday 12th January 2017.

Panel interviews will take place week on Monday 16th January 2017.

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