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Associate Director (Scholarship and Planning)
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF33925

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 29/01/2021

Job live date: 04/01/2021

Salary: £52,560 - £59,135 per annum

Employment type: PM-ALC

Department: Library

Division: Senior Management

Hours per week: 1.00 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Permanent

The University of Reading Library is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated information professional for the post of Associate Director (Scholarship and Planning) to join the Senior Management Team.

You will lead on all aspects of the Library’s support for research and the scholarly lifecycle with specific responsibilities for Open Research, Open Access, research data management, digital humanities and content strategy.  As a member of the senior management team, you will play a key role in the forward planning within the Library, taking responsibility for the content and Open Access budgets and the associated teams.  You will also manage the administrative staff within the Library.

You will be an innovative information professional with experience of leading and developing staff. You will have excellent communication and leadership skills, coupled with a proactive approach to continuous improvement.  You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and hold an appropriate professional qualification.

This is an exciting time to join the University of Reading with the recent completion of a £40M library refurbishment project and the creation of the Digital Humanities Hub within the Library.  University Library and Collections Services supports teaching, learning and research, working with academic and professional services colleagues to deliver excellent services across the University.

For an informal conversation about the role contact Stuart Hunt (, Director of University Library & Collections Services and University Librarian.

Closing date: 29/01/2021

Interview date: 24/02/2021

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Director of University Library & Collections Services and University Librarian

Contact name:

Stuart Hunt

Contact phone:

0118 378 8774

Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.


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