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Head of Open Research

University of Sheffield - The University Library

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £46,974 to £56,021 per annum, with potential to progress to £63,029 per annum. Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th February 2024
Closes: 5th March 2024
Job Ref: UOS040189

Contract Type: Open-ended

Working Pattern: Full-time (Flexible working opportunities can be explored)

Faculty: Professional Services

Location:  

Western Bank Library
University of Sheffield
Western Bank

Sheffield S10 2TN

We have an exciting opportunity in the University Library for someone with a passion for supporting open research.

As the operational lead for the University’s new Office of Open Research and Scholarship, you will work in partnership with academic stakeholders and professional services to promote and support open research across the University. Working with the Head of Open Access you will jointly lead and manage the Library’s Scholarly Communications Team, taking responsibility for developing and delivering services to support open research and research data management.

We are looking for a strategic thinker with a knowledge of current issues in open research and/or research data management in the Higher Education environment. You will have the ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically in a complex environment with a wide range of stakeholders, and have experience of leading and motivating a team of staff.

In this varied and dynamic role, you will be responsible for managing members of the team and supporting them to meet their operational objectives and develop and maintain services.

As a senior member of the Library team, you will contribute to strategic and operational planning, and use your expertise to contribute to the formulation of policy and strategy for open research within the University.

What we offer:

  • 41 days annual leave (including closure days and Bank Holidays), with the possibility to purchase up to ten additional days.
  • Up to 5 days of paid time off to cover emergency caring responsibilities.
  • A commitment to work life balance including, flexible working opportunities and hybrid working where possible.
  • A highly competitive pension scheme.
  • Discounts at participating shops and cinemas, and a cycle to work scheme.
  • A commitment to your development, with programmes, learning modules and mentoring schemes.
  • An inclusive and diverse workplace.
  • A commitment to your wellbeing, with confidential emotional support, support for those going through the menopause, experiencing fertility treatment and having a baby, paid leave for IVF treatment and more.

Further information can be found at https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs/benefits

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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