Research Services Manager

Anglia Ruskin University
December 06, 2022
Offerd Salary:£42,155
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  • Job Description (PDF, 143.39kb)
  • About ARU:

    We are ranked in the world's top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.

    About the role:

    The University Library, sitting within the Student and Library Services Directorate, is committed to delivering an excellent, innovative and responsive library and information service, fully integrated within the life of our university community. An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the University Library's research support services ensuring that we meet the needs of researchers, funder data requirements and specifically Open Access compliance for our submission to future Research Excellence Framework exercises.

    You'll provide expert advice and recommendations to colleagues to ensure the strategic alignment of our research support services with government, research councils and our university's research policy and strategy. You'll maintain a strategic overview of University Library support for research activity by identifying and advising on best practice and innovation in research support services, as well as managing related projects. In addition, you'll manage all aspects of our institutional repository, Anglia Ruskin Research Online (ARRO), including setting direction and agreeing policies and working practices, ensuring collaboration with key university stakeholders.

    With a degree plus demonstrable professional experience or a relevant professional qualification at post-graduate level and demonstrable experience, you'll have strong influencing skills and detailed knowledge of current issues in scholarly communication and research data management, including associated government and funder policies, in the UK and internationally. You'll also have significant experience of supporting researchers, experience of Open access scholarly publishing, bibliometric analysis, involvement in professional networks and a high level of personal responsibility and initiative.

    The Student and Library Services Directorate operates an agile working policy of 40% of weekly working hours worked on campus and 60% worked from home.

    Informal enquiries can be made to Birgit Fraser, Assistant Director Academic & content Services, at

    Find out more about working with us. We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.

    We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

    Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

    We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    In accordance with the UK Government's immigration points-based system, this post does not meet the characteristics of a skilled job including salary criteria to be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route.

    Guidance Notes:

    For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

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