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University Librarian

University of Derby

Location: Derby
Salary: £68,175 to £91,655 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th October 2021
Closes: 12th November 2021
Job Ref: 0420-21

About the role

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years.

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff.

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

Learning and Teaching

We are an inclusive University that is passionate about social mobility and giving all of our students every opportunity to excel; we constantly strive for excellence and success for our students, and seek to reach all communities and attract students from around the world.

This is a transformational time for Learning and Teaching at the University, with innovative approaches being developed to enhance student experience and to make a significant contribution to a developing and ambitious University.

About the Role

As a member of the University Delivery and Operations Group, the role holder will work collaboratively to ensure cross-institutional strategic and academic leadership for library services, learning resources and integrated study skills. The role will promote academic excellence and contribute to the realisation of a student-centric approach to the student experience and success. They must ensure that services create opportunities for all members of the University to research, explore knowledge, learn, develop skills and benefit from the resources in the Library and beyond. This will include a commitment to ensuring the Library meets the diverse needs of research, learning and teaching and academic communities as informed by the Provost (Learning & Teaching) and the Provost (Research & Innovation) portfolios.

In addition, we are seeking someone with:

  • Qualified Librarian status
  • Evidence of relevant continuous professional development and active memberships or affiliations with relevant external associations or networks (such as the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals).
  • An academic profile and teaching/research/pedagogic track record commensurate with a senior academic leadership post.
  • Proven track record of leadership in a University library, including academic liaison and management of relationships with suppliers.
  • Evidence of applying an understanding of the evolution of libraries, publishing, open access, information management, technology and social media, including relevant legislation, to deliver robust library services.
  • An excellent record of successful leadership and management within higher education.

In return, you can expect a competitive salary and an excellent package of benefits including generous holiday entitlement and a contributory pension scheme. Prove you can make things happen and your career with us could take you almost anywhere.

Interviews for this position will be held on Monday, 29 November.

This position is subject to a Fit and Proper persons check as part of our new starter compliance - further details will be provided if you are shortlisted for interview.

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