|£27,584 to £33,804 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
|6th December 2023
|3rd January 2024
Are you interested in helping our researchers make their findings openly available to everyone? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and supporting users with navigating complex systems and processes?
An excellent opportunity has arisen within the Research Support team for a Research Library Advisor to join us on a fixed term basis and gain experience of supporting the important and evolving area of open research.
Our team sits within Libraries and delivers services covering all aspects of scholarly communications, including open access (OA) publishing and research data management. The team plays an important role in delivering training and advocacy to researchers and providing practical advice throughout the publication life cycle.
Working as part of a small team, you will support University authors in publishing their work via the gold route to OA. Your main responsibilities will include assessing applications for OA funding, identifying articles eligible for cost-free OA publishing and answering email enquiries. You will also need to periodically collate data on publishing activity at UoN to help with decision-making.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an understanding of scholarly communications processes, publishing and OA policies. You will be capable of absorbing and then applying complex policy requirements from research funders, and of communicating these requirements with confidence. You will also be able to demonstrate a forward-thinking and collaborative approach.
We know that a team made up of a wide range of groups and backgrounds produces better solutions and a supportive workplace. Therefore, we are particularly keen to receive applications from groups who are currently under-represented within our team, such as people from racially minoritised backgrounds, or those with a disability.
We are committed to providing competitive employment packages that support your well-being and help you reach your full potential. You will have access to benefits including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts, travel schemes, a generous holiday allowance and attractive pension scheme.
The post is offered on a full-time (36.25 hours per week), fixed term basis until 31st March 2025. Job share arrangements may be considered. The role will be based at George Green Library, University Park Campus. We currently have a hybrid working arrangement where you will be expected to spend a minimum of two days in the office. Working arrangements can be discussed during the interview process and are agreed on a departmental basis.
Requests for secondment from internal candidates will be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.
We want to see the best possible version of you in your application. To understand our recruitment process (including some handy tips and advice), please follow this link to our candidate guidance page.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Kate Snaith, email Kate.Snaith@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
Please contact me directly should you have any questions regarding this matter.
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