Research Engagement Librarian (Open Access) - Maternity Cover

United Kingdom
Oct 04, 2016
Oct 17, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Library Service is looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active individual to provide fixed term maternity leave cover in the Research Engagement Librarian team leading on Open Access requirements for Research Services.

This is an exciting position and the post-holder will provide research engagement and advocacy support to the Faculties of Engineering and Science and will have shared responsibility for schools within the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences. Previous experience of the provision of research services in the Higher Education environment is essential for this role.

As the Open Access lead, the post-holder will need to demonstrate considerable experience of delivering scholarly communication advice, guidance and training. The role requires the ability to understand and interpret relevant legislation and policy for colleagues and service users and also demands high level experience of handling data including gathering, analysing and presenting statistics for reporting to University committees and external organisations.

The Research Engagement Librarian team also provide advocacy for the University’s Special Collections and the post-holder will work with the Special Collections engagement lead to promote collections and services to the research community.

The post-holder will have excellent time-management skills strong planning, organisational and communication skills and will include the need to build and maintain relationships at all levels, both internally and externally to the University.

Internal candidates: Secondment possibilities should be discussed with your line manager.

The closing date for applications is midnight Monday 17 October.

Interviews will take place early November.

The post will commence on Wednesday 4 January and will be for a minimum of 9 months.

For enquiries about the role contact Debra Avent-Gibson; telephone 0117 3941078 (internal 41078).


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