Head of Research Infrastructure Services
|Salary:||£45,000 (BSP), £48,750 (STP) per annu|
|Location:||Boston Spa or St Pancras|
|Category:||Cataloguers, Reference and Research|
- £45,000 to £55,000 (Boston Spa)
£48,750 to £58,500 (St Pancras)
Full Time, Permanent
Boston Spa or St Pancras
The Research Infrastructure section was
set up last autumn as part of a broader restructure in Research Services. It
consists of 12 posts organised in small teams (Discovery & Access,
Scholarly Communications, Research Data, Repositories, the EU-funded FREYA
project), with five posts currently not yet filled. With the imminent
retirement of the current post holder we are looking for a new Head to lead on
the British Library’s research infrastructure activities. This is an exciting
opportunity to work at a senior level at one of the world’s leading libraries
and, for the right person, to make an impact at a global level.
The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of the changing nature of research and scholarly communications as well as of the services libraries provide in this context. They will be able to grasp the potential of current and emerging technology solutions at a strategic level and to turn that understanding into concepts for services and service enhancements that meet user needs. As a good communicator, they will be able to work across the Library, with partners and technology providers to deliver successful projects and services and to represent the British Library internationally.
In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits. Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes 20.9%. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.
More about the British Library
As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future. At the moment we have well over 150 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future.
Closing date: 2 April 2018
Interview date: 20 April 2018
We are a Disability Confident employer, and make a commitment to recruit and support disabled people. We guarantee an interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum (essential) requirements for a vacancy.
In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:
- Do you currently have the right to work in the United Kingdom
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