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John Rylands Research Institute Manager

The University of Manchester - Humanities

Location: Manchester
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum, according to relevent experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 25th October 2021
Job Ref: HUM-017648

Job reference: HUM-017648

Location: John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 25/10/2021

Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum, according to relevent experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

School/ Directorate: John Rylands Research Institute

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: From 1 December 2021 until 31 July 2022

We invite applications for the John Rylands Research Institute Manager. This post will be based at the John Rylands Library. 

The Manager will lead on operational activity and play a key role in the strategic approach of the Institute in order to further our mission of promoting and supporting world-leading academic research based on the outstanding Special Collections of the University of Manchester Library. The Manager will work closely with the Director, Hannah Barker, and will also collaborate extensively with academics and library staff working with the Special Collections, as well as with colleagues in other parts of the University. 

This is a varied and interesting role that will suit someone with a sound knowledge and experience of research in a discipline which links broadly to the Special Collections at the John Rylands Library and an understanding of the current and emerging research environment for the Humanities in the UK and abroad. Applicants will need a first degree and experience in postgraduate study, excellent communication and administrative skills, a collaborative, creative and flexible approach to working in a multi-disciplinary team, and an enthusiasm for Special Collections research. They will need to have experience of project management and a proactive and creative approach to achieving results. Experience of doctoral research, grant-writing and/or fundraising will be an advantage.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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Name: Hannah Barker


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button above to find out more

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