15 June 2018

Lancaster, UK

£50,618 to £56,950 


Lancaster University Library Service is seeking to appoint an Assistant Director: Digital Innovation and Research Services. 

Lancaster University is an internationally regarded leader in the provision of inspiring teaching and research. Recently named ‘University of the Year’ by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and awarded Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), Lancaster has fostered a culture of emphasizing the student experience, teaching and strong research. 

The University advances knowledge and understanding across a variety of disciplines and makes major contributions in arts and social sciences; management, health, and medicine; and science and technology. The thriving Lancaster community is culturally diverse, with research, teaching and student exchange partnerships with leading institutions in 24 countries around the world. Staff and students from over 100 countries are attracted to our beautiful campus in North West England. For more information, see; www.lancaster.ac.uk

Lancaster University’s Library Service has been ranked equal first in the Times Higher Education ‘student experience survey’ in both 2017 and 2018. 

The Library Service has an ambition to provide a truly outstanding and innovative research and learning resource that supports the University’s well-established reputation as a world-class centre for excellence in teaching and research, as well as one that engages locally and internationally on the issues and debates of the day and future. See; http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/library/towards-2020/

This post offers an exciting opportunity to shape and lead the strategic development of the Digital Innovation and Research Services team. You will ensure performance that is consistently excellent, driving the design and delivery of services associated with scholarly communications, open access, research data management, citation analytics and digital preservation to meet the needs of an increasingly global and mobile university community efficiently and effectively.

You will be a member of the Library Leadership Team responsible for directing, developing and overseeing Library strategy, policy and planning, fully aligned with Lancaster University’s strategic intent to become an institution that is globally significant. 

You will be an experienced, flexible and enterprising manager, professionally qualified (or with demonstrable equivalent experience) and with excellent teamwork, interpersonal and technical skills. You will have proven senior management and leadership experience and demonstrable success in a service-orientated organisation, including evidence of effective decision-making and successful management of change in an area of work relevant to the current post.

You will have proven ability to lead, manage and enhance the performance of a team of professional staff, including the development and deployment of effective KPIs to ensure quality standards are consistently achieved.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 4th July 2018

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role, please contact Pete Maggs, Director of Library Services and Learning Development; 

  • Tel: +44 (0)1524 592536

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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