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Head of Academic Engagement and Teaching Services

Manchester Metropolitan University - Library Services

Location: Manchester
Salary: £51,034 to £59,135 Grade 10
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th September 2021
Closes: 28th September 2021
Job Ref: eArcu-3923

Do you want to join our Library Services team at an exciting time in a brand new role which is full of possibilities? We're looking for someone to provide inspirational leadership to drive change and support the continual development of an outstanding Library service in support of the University's priorities for education and research.

As Head of Academic Engagement and Teaching Services you will develop a high profile and trusted relationships throughout the University through proactive stakeholder engagement, working closely with senior Faculty colleagues to ensure the Library meets their current priorities for learning, teaching and research and engage participation in developing services in response to emerging requirements. 

You will provide inspiring leadership of the Academic Engagement and Teaching Services team, re-shaping the Academic Liaison Librarian role and developing specialist services, including outstanding support for information and research skills, within the curriculum and through an innovative Library programme, in person and online. 

You will be a key member of Library Services' Leadership Team, working collaboratively and sharing responsibility for the strategic development and management of Library Services (which includes the University Library, Manchester Poetry Library, Special Collections Museum, North West Film Archive). Our immediate priorities are the implementation of a new structure in January 2022 and developing a new strategy aligned with the University's ambitious journey on the Road to 2030.

Library Services Principles

 Our presence in the University  

  • Our Library is the perfect fit for Manchester Met, it is specific, relevant and tailored to our University. 
  • We are trusted, valued and integral to the University, working in partnership with all our stakeholders.    

Our contribution to teaching, learning and research 

  • We are embedded in every stage of the student journey and research lifecycle, providing knowledge and expertise to enable student success and research excellence. 
  • We acquire, curate, interpret and manage content (print, digital and objects), facilitating engagement by making it visible and usable.  
  • We are passionate about providing an excellent, responsive and evolving service, always taking a customer-first approach. 

Our spaces  

  • Our library is the beating heart of the campus. It is a welcoming and inclusive environment that fosters community and belonging. It is a place to learn well and live well. 
  • We develop innovative physical and digital spaces and robust infrastructures to stimulate the creation, discovery and dissemination of knowledge. 

Our people 

  • We are one team with a shared culture and values. Our people are empowered and supported to be their very best in pursuit of our vision. We are agile, collaborative, inclusive, innovative and bold.

 Our reputation 

  • Our library, museum and archives are sector-leading with high visibility, profile and impact. We are thought leaders in our professional communities. 
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