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Senior Library Manager (Student & Academic Services)

The Open University - Learner and Discovery Services

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £43,414 to £51,805
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th November 2022
Closes: 3rd January 2023
Job Ref: 20556
 

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 3rd January 2023, 12 noon

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.

The role

The Senior Library Manager (Student and Academic Services) provides a pivotal role within the Library. We work in partnership with the whole OU community to design and deliver a Library service which continually improves to meet the needs of the University. Key to this is proactive relationship management with faculty colleagues to ensure we understand their expectations; coupled with your professional knowledge of library content, skills and support services.

You will manage the strategic relationships with one of our faculties, ensuring the Library’s learning and teaching services provide a sector-leading contribution to student success. You will also lead one of our functional team areas, ensuring it remains customer-focussed, championing our continual-improvement culture in partnership with the other Senior Library Managers.

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

You will be educated to degree level in librarianship or information science (or currently studying towards it) and have up-to-date professional knowledge in the field of library service provision. You will have proven experience building and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and colleagues. This will include experience of leading cross-functional activities in a complex environment where you will be required to co-ordinate and manage team workloads in coordination with other colleagues. You will be confident working with qualitative and quantitative data to develop and implement library strategy and planning associated services.

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”.

Closing date: 3rd January 2023, 12 noon

Interview date: 25th January 2023 at The Open University Library, Milton Keynes.

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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