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Director - Library Services

University College Cork - Library & Information Services

Location: Cork - Ireland
Salary: Please refer to advert
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd November 2021
Closes: 14th December 2021
Job Ref: 051451

Permanent Whole Time Post

UCC wishes to appoint an experienced Librarian to the role of Director of Library Services.

The Director of Library Services holds responsibility for leadership and management of UCC’s extensive library services provided to a community of approximately 30,000 users across a highly developed library infrastructure. Operating within the wider Information Services division, which includes as its partner service the IT Services Department, and reporting to the Director of Information Services, the Director of Library Services is part of a senior leadership team that guides the plans, resource allocation, decisions, and direction of Information Services as a whole.

As the functional Head of the Library, the Director will take responsibility for the department and will work closely with the Library senior management team on a range of strategic and developmental areas, and to ensure effective operations, good management, and excellent service to the community.  The Director will also be responsible for ensuring that the strategic direction of the department supports the overall strategic direction of Information Services. UCC Library manages rich digital and documentary collections, including important special collections, centred in award-winning facilities.  For further information see: https://library.ucc.ie

This is a challenging position in a highly demanding and developing environment and the successful candidate must be able to display evidence of significant achievement and a high level of competence in similar roles and contexts.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see https://ore.ucc.ie/.   The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Mr John FitzGerald, Director of Information Services, Email: j.fitzgerald@ucc.ie  For further information on the unit is available on the following: https://library.ucc.ie

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated.  As a University, we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff.  We encourage applicants to consult our policies at https://www.ucc.ie/en/edi/policies/ and initiatives at https://www.ucc.ie/en/edi/implementation/ and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.

Appointment may be made on the Senior Admin II Salary Scale: €123,499 - €156, 052 (Scale B)/ €117,276 - €150,712 (Scale A)

Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https://ore.ucc.ie/). Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to recruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday 14th December 2021.

No late applications will be accepted.

University Colledge Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer. 

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

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