Manager: SEALS Trust and Systems

Rhodes University
South Africa
Closing date
Sep 29, 2022

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MANAGER: SEALS Trust and Systems
SEALS Trust, Library Services Division

Library Services is seeking to appoint a Manager: SEALS Trust and Systems and invites suitably qualified candidates to join our vibrant and dynamic team of professionals where you can realise the possibility of being in a unique space where you and your work matters.

The South East Academic Libraries System (SEALS) is an academic consortium for the university libraries in the Eastern Cape. SEALS' mission is to to support high standards of learning, teaching, research and scholarship in member institutions through innovative library services and technologies.
The SEALS Trust and Systems Manager is responsible for the implementation of the SEALS strategic objectives, management of the shared Library System and the SEALS Trust Office business, the implementation of the SEALS strategic objectives including drawing up an annual operational plan based on the agreed upon strategic priorities for the year. Systems responsibilities include the provision of high levels of expertise and leadership in the development, effective application, management and maintenance of the library system; to ensure database integrity and security; applicable library standards are applied across SEALS; to liaise relevant service providers to achieve up-to-date and optimal system service delivery to the libraries. SEALS Trust business responsibilities include strategic input and contributions to support the goals and strategies of the SEALS Trust; to manage the SEALS Trust business and budget effectively; to maintain effective communication and partnerships internally and externally; to support to the SEALS Trustees in the SEALS Consortium activities.

An appropriate honours degree or a 3-year Library Degree, plus 1-year Post-graduate Library Diploma or equivalent (i.e. 4 years of relevant tertiary study, NQF level 8) PLUS approximately 7 years relevant experience where relevant experience includes: -
  • At least 3 years' experience in an organization of a similar purpose to SEALS
  • A sound knowledge of integrated library systems
  • A sound knowledge of system and server design and architecture
  • A sound knowledge of networks, network infrastructure and network services
  • A sound knowledge of electronic library & information tools
  • Familiarity with systems administrator tasks and IT support
  • Familiarity with Windows operating systems and knowledge of Microsoft products.
  • At least 5 years management/supervision experience
  • 5 years' experience working with budgets

Application process:
The following documents are required:
  • An application form (completed electronically)
  • A comprehensive CV and relevant qualifications
  • A substantial motivation which tells us your interest in the post and suitability in light of the requirements.

It is essential that prospective candidates read the job profile ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted.
No written applications will be accepted and failure to submit all documentation will result in an application being disqualified.

Selection Process (provisional dates, subject to change):
Short-listing - TBC
Assessment - TBC
Interviews - TBC

An employment checks will be conducted on recommended candidates

Remuneration per annum (Grade 17):
Cost to Company Approximately: R998 761

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. This post is advertised as permanent post, but the University may opt to appoint on a fixed-term contract of not less than three-years. The University reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview. Please apply online by accessing the Rhodes University Website.

Candidates should note that Rhodes University has introduced a Covid-19 vaccine mandate and that staff members are required to conform to the University's conditions in this regard.

Closing Date: 3rd October 2022
If you are not contacted within 30 days from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Please note all appointments are made in line with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, as amended, the Immigration Act No. 13 of 2022 and the University's recruitment and selection policies.
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