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Senior Library Manager (DSM)

The Open University - Learner and Discovery Services

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £43,414 to £51,805 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th November 2022
Closes: 3rd January 2023
Job Ref: 20555
 

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 3 January 2023 - 12:00

Flexible and remote working is an option.  Your contractual base will be Milton Keynes and will need to attend a minimum of 1 day per month or as required.

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

Learner and Discovery Services (LDS) is an award-winning unit of The Open University responsible for the production and delivery of the University’s curriculum; it also has a central role in the design of learning materials.

The role

The Open University Library (part of Learner and Discovery Services) is recruiting a Senior Library Manager – Digital Services & Metadata, who will lead the team that carries out the product management of our user-facing library websites including Library Search our discovery system.   You will make sure that our websites are accessible, meet user-needs and work effectively to provide our students and researchers with the information and content they need to be successful.   

The role leads our team of metadata specialists who support Library Search and other library systems as well as undertaking metadata work across the University.  Working with other teams across the Library and the wider University you will get involved in project management, institutional projects, procuring and implementing new websites and managing relationships with key suppliers.  Our product management, accessibility, UX and metadata specialists work together to combine their knowledge to deliver high-quality outcomes and continuous improvement.   

As a member of the Library’s Extended Leadership Team you will contribute to strategy development and take part in our Duty Manager rota, being on-site at least once a month to support our in-building Library services. 

Skills and experience

  • Do you have experience of managing customer-service websites?  
  • Able to lead user-focussed Product Management teams.
  • Experienced in leading teams of experts to deliver excellent customer-service.
  • Have knowledge of library systems and information management applications.
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience.

More information can be found in the Job Description on our website.

What you get in return

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs.

We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Staff Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please visit the Open University’s Jobs page by clicking “Apply”.

The Open University is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which is reflected in our mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas. We aim to foster a diverse and inclusive environment so that all our staff can reach their potential and attract diverse candidates.  We recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge, and culture, and that this difference brings great strength. 

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