Head of Resources and Digital Discovery

Canterbury Christ Church University - Library Services

With the recent development of the institutional strategic framework and the opportunity to engage with the new Learning and Teaching strategy, Canterbury Christ Church University has taken the opportunity to re-shape Library and Learning Resources to ensure it remains fit for purpose and future proofed.

As part of a departmental repositioning three exciting new senior leadership roles have been developed, each with a distinct focus to support and enhance the learning, teaching and research experiences of all students and staff within the University.

To deliver this ambition we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, experienced and motivated individual to the new post of Head of Resources and Digital Discovery. You will contribute to the vision, leadership and management to Library and Learning Resources to bring new and innovative ideas to this arena and ensure best practice in service provision in order to deliver an excellent student experience.

The Role
As Head of Resources and Digital Discovery you will lead the provision, creation and discovery of resources to support learning, teaching and research. You will provide strategic leadership across the following work areas: procurement of physical and electronic resources; digital discovery and access, including metadata; and collection management across all campuses.

This is a senior leadership role within the directorate and you will work collaboratively with the Director of Library and Learning Resources and with the other members of the leadership team to shape the strategic direction for the department through a new organisational structure. The post offers the opportunity to engage in a number of strategically significant projects including the joint procurement and implementation of a new library management system with the universities of Kent and Greenwich.

To apply for this post you will be educated to degree level in a relevant and related discipline, with experience of leading, managing and motivating teams. You should be a creative and strategic thinker, with experience of successfully leading and implementing change across a broad area of responsibility.

Additional Information
This post comes with excellent benefits including a 17.5% Employer contribution pension scheme, as well as discounts for private health care (BUPA) and many stores, restaurants and health clubs in the area. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work in an enthusiastic, vibrant and friendly department.

Interviews are to be held: 02 March 2018

How to apply
To apply online, please click the ‘Apply for this job’ button below. To gain further details about this post please visit our Vacancies page: www.canterbury.ac.uk.

For posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, covering letter and any supporting documents.

Informal enquiries to Pete Ryan, Director of Library and Learning Resources, via email on pete.ryan@canterbury.ac.uk.

If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the Recruitment Team at hr.recruitment@canterbury.ac.uk quoting reference number PVCE0426. Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

No agencies, thank you.

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