Resources Officer (Collections)

Lancaster University
November 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:£31,396 to £36,024
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Resources Officer (Collections)

Library Salary: £31,396 to £36,024 Closing Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023 Interview Date: Friday 08 December 2023 Reference: 1317-23

The Library is looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to join the Content and Open Research team (1.0 FTE) as a Resources Officer, responsible for managing the physical collections within the building (excluding special collections and archives).

Working closely with the Faculty Librarians and the Head of Content, the role will ensure print collections are easily accessible and discoverable for all library users, and relevant to the current teaching and research of the University. This will involve the development of collection management plans including subject specific criteria for the retention of content, alongside the identification of material no longer required, and its removal via sustainable routes.

Ideally you will need to:

  • have experience of working with print collections within a library environment
  • have experience of manging and directing staff activities
  • have strong organisational skills and excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • be a self-motivated team player and also be able to work on your own
  • have experience of providing excellent customer service as well as experience in Microsoft Office packages
  • This is a full-time permanent post, working 36.5 hours per-week. The nature of the role will require the post-holder to work on-campus for the majority of the week, but there will be some opportunities for remote-working.

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive, and the library has made Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity one of the key aims of our vision, The Library Towards 2025. We will provide an inclusive, supportive and safe environment where everyone belongs and can contribute to our distinctiveness. We welcome applications from people in diverse groups, particularly encouraging applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We are a Disability Confident employer and we work to ensure that reasonable adjustments are made for our colleagues to reduce barriers to inclusion at work.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. Consideration will be given to job share applications. We also provide a comprehensive set of staff benefits and development opportunities.

    If you have any questions or would like to arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Nicola Kilgallon [email protected]

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