Open Research Development Manager

University of Southampton - Research Engagement

Location: Highfield Campus

Interview Date: To be confirmed

The University of Southampton is seeking an experienced and innovative professional as Open Research Development Manager. Based in the Research Engagement Division of the Library, this is a leadership role working as a contributor to the Library’s Policy and Strategy Forum and closely with the Senior Management Team.

Alongside the Research Data Development Manager you will work with a team of Research Engagement Librarians to shape, develop and manage holistic open research services. You will have strong communication, influencing and listening skills to foster deep partnerships with the academic community, postgraduate researchers and professional experts, engendering long term cultural change. 

You will have excellent knowledge of global scholarly communication policy and practice and be able to contribute to local, national and international initiatives to improve business models, standards and knowledge transfer to facilitate innovation. You will have experience of managing and/or contributing to projects and a track record of timely service delivery. Experience of UK funder policy and reporting requirements, including the Research Excellence Framework, is desirable but not essential. 

The University is committed to maximising the impact of its open research and this role will include leading the library contribution to University wide research impact and engagement initiatives. 

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Wendy White, Associate Director (Research Engagement),

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 959818KX on all correspondence.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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