Library Content and Discovery Manager

Falmouth University
July 04, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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About The Role

Falmouth Exeter Plus manages and delivers services at Falmouth, Penryn and Truro Campuses on behalf of Falmouth University and the University of Exeter. Working closely with the Falmouth & Exeter Students' Union (The SU) and the wider, universities partnership we support Higher Education learning and living, ensuring that the interests of all campus users are at the heart of everything we do.

It is a fast moving environment where agility and a positive approach to change and enhancement are central to our progress. Our mission is 'to deliver world-class shared professional services to help our partners achieve their global ambitions'.

We are seeking to recruit a Library Content & Discovery Manager. This is a unique opportunity to further your career; leading the development of library collections and systems, working for both a successful creative arts University and a Russell Group University. We are a friendly and forward- thinking team who are driven to provide excellent customer service to students and staff. The Library & Archives team are involved in all aspects of learning, teaching and research, so in this role you will be collaborating with multiple teams across the partnership to deliver our 2030 vision.

You will be responsible for managing the acquisition and development of library collections and the technical infrastructure to access library resources including discovery, metadata and reading lists. You will manage the associated budgets; and collate and analyse data to inform future library strategy.

About You

We are seeking someone with a very good understanding of trends and developments in academic libraries, scholarly publishing and digital transformation. You will have experience of managing library content acquisition and library systems and a track record in innovative problem solving. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to interpret financial and statistical information; to use this evidence to inform decisions, and to communicate this in an engaging way to multiple audiences.

The ideal candidate would have the following skills/experience:

  • Coaching approach to motivating and developing your team
  • Ability to negotiate successfully with suppliers to achieve positive outcomes
  • Collaboration with multiple stakeholders in an inclusive way
  • Strong IT skills including Excel and library systems
  • Passion for improving the customer experience
  • For further details on the skills/experience required for this role, please see the full job description above.

    This senior post is offered on a 37.5 hour a week, full time, permanent contract working across Monday-Friday. If you are looking to have an informal discussion about the vacancy ahead of applying please email our Head of Library and Archive Services, Laura Lay: [email protected].

    The closing date for the position is Thursday 4 July 2024.

    Interviews will take place in the week commencing 15 July 2024.

    About Us

    As an employer of choice we can offer the successful candidate for this role a range of benefits, including:

    - Employer Pension Contribution up to 10%.

    - 28 days + 8 days bank holiday.

    - Life Assurance

    - Subsidised Sports Centre Membership (Gym & Fitness Classes)

    - Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Pa y

    - Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme (Tusker)

    - Salary Sacrifice Cycle Scheme

    - Salary Sacrifice Home & Tech Scheme

    - Vivup Lifestyle Discounts

    Alongside these benefits we offer a first class working environment across our campuses with all the facilities you would expect from working across two leading Universities.

    Falmouth Exeter Plus welcomes and encourages job applications from people of all identities and backgrounds, particularly those under-represented and/or marginalised, as it is important we have a diverse range of candidates to consider.

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