Library Services Manager

Job Details:

Library Services Manager

Salary: £39,788 to £41,666 per annum (dependent on skills and experience).

Hours: Full time or Part time (minimum 30 hours per week)

Contract Type: Open Ended.

Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire OR Science and Technology Facilities Council, Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington

Hybrid working options can be offered with a minimum number of days required on site per week (a typical minimum is 60% on site).

About Us

We are transforming our library services and developing our services to support open science and the needs of scientists working in the STFC National Laboratories.

The STFC National Laboratories provide research facilities and capabilities that, because of their scale, are operated as a national research resource. These facilities support leading edge science in biology, chemistry, physics, materials and engineering.

As the Library Services Manager you will based within the Open Science Services Group reporting to the Open Science Services Group Leader. The Group is responsible for the development and operation of library services, open access and open data services. Open Science Services staff are based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) on the National Science and Innovation Campus Harwell in Oxfordshire and the Daresbury Laboratory (DL) near Warrington. Services are delivered remotely and on site with reading rooms in both locations.

The Open Science Services Group is part of the Scientific Computing Department.

About the role

You will be responsible for the operational delivery of library services essential for supporting research processes at the National Laboratories. As we transform our services, you will facilitate the creation and development of new services that will form an innovative and modern research library.

You will develop and coordinate the library services for RAL and DL, managing a portfolio of information resources and their delivery to support research, innovation and learning across the organisation. You will be responsible for providing high quality consistent library services, which are flexible and efficient building relationships with library stakeholders to ensure services are user focused. The team also provides services to Diamond Light Source based at the Harwell site. The post holder will have the opportunity to explore the extension of services to other Institutes at the National Science and Innovation Campuses at Harwell and SciTech Daresbury.

The role:

You will need to work collaboratively across teams and hierarchies.There is line management responsibility for a distributed team of staff (currently 3 direct reports at 2 sites) but you will be expected to work in a matrix approach leading on and contributing to activities with staff outside of your direct line management responsibility.

The role also includes:

  • Working with Open Science Services Group Leader develop the library strategy and future requirements based on user needs;
  • Assessing the impact of changing working patterns e.g. hybrid working and developing services to meet these requirements e.g. evolving use of the reading rooms;
  • Overseeing the ongoing development of the library services responding to the needs of the library users, proactively exploring opportunities to differentiate services for different stakeholder groups.

About Us:

We offer permanent positions with a whole host of benefits including:

  • 30 days holiday (in addition to 10.5 bank holidays and privilege days);
  • Flexible working hours;
  • An excellent defined average salary pension scheme;
  • Employee shopping/travel discounts;
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities;
  • Visa Sponsorship for candidates applying outside of the UK.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are invested in creating an environment that is welcoming and supportive of all. In this regard, we encourage applications from under-represented groups.

We ask some of the biggest questions in the universe, to answer some of the biggest challenges in the world. Together, our scientists, technologists, engineers and business-support team explore the unknown across every field you could think of. And they turn what they find into work that changes the world around us.

Job Category: Pharma & Chemistry
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Warrington

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