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  • School of Advanced Study

    Programme Officer

    Research Libraries UK in partnership with the School of Advanced Study are seeking a Programme Officer. The post holder will be responsible for driving forward key parts of the strategy.

    Research Libraries UK (http://www.rluk.ac.uk)
    Research Libraries UK is a consortium composed of 37 university, national and other significant research libraries based in the UK and Ireland, whose mission is to work with our members and with our partners, nationally and internationally, to shape the research library agenda and contribute to the wider knowledge economy through innovative projects and services that add value and impact to the process of research and researcher-training.

    RLUK has a strongly collaborative culture based on listening to members and representing their views, and on providing leadership in all areas where the contribution of the consortium can gain most value for the research community as a whole. The consortium is led by the RLUK Board in partnership with the RLUK Executive Team, which includes the Executive Director, the Deputy Executive Director, Programme Officer and the Executive Assistant. The Management Team consists of the Executive Director, the Deputy Executive Director, the Chair, Vice-Chair and the Treasurer.

    In 2014, RLUK published a new, highly ambitious three-year strategy – Powering Scholarship (http://www.rluk.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/RLUK-Strategy-2014-onli...). The Executive Team is responsible for delivering the strategy in partnership with the Board, member institutions and key external stakeholders in the UK and Ireland, and internationally.

    The Role
    The Programme Officer will support the Executive Director and the RLUK Board in planning the direction and development of the organisation, contributing to strategic thinking and understanding. The post-holder will manage implementation of significant areas of the Strategic Plan, undertaking and commissioning research and data-gathering as appropriate and monitoring progress on objectives, reporting writing and making recommendations for future activity. They will use a range of channels, including social media, to promote the work of RLUK both to member libraries and to a wider range of external audiences.

    The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of the range of issues affecting the research library community and the wider research agenda. You will have significant experience in an appropriate academic environment, research library or equivalent organisation and an understanding of the research culture within universities. You will have an understanding of the research culture within universities and the key issues for the library and information environment, including both national and international trends. You will have a track record in strategic thinking, planning and implementation. A formal education to degree level or equivalent and a relevant professional qualifications in library and information management (or equivalent knowledge of the research library environment) are essential. For a full person specification and job description, please download the below documents.

    Further Information
    To be considered for this role, please submit your application by close date at midnight on Monday, 16 May 2016.

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    Opportunity type: Job
    Reference number: 00392
    School of Advanced Study
    Closing date: 16/05/2016
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  • School of Advanced Study

    Deputy Executive Director

    Research Libraries UK in partnership with the School of Advanced Study are seeking a Deputy Executive Director. The post holder will provide support for the Executive Director and RLUK Board in key areas of knowledge and expertise.

    Research Libraries UK (http://www.rluk.ac.uk)
    Research Libraries UK is a consortium composed of 37 university, national and other significant research libraries based in the UK and Ireland, whose mission is to work with our members and with our partners, nationally and internationally, to shape the research library agenda and contribute to the wider knowledge economy through innovative projects and services that add value and impact to the process of research and researcher-training.

    RLUK has a strongly collaborative culture based on listening to members and representing their views, and on providing leadership in all areas where the contribution of the consortium can gain most value for the research community as a whole. The consortium is led by the RLUK Board in partnership with the RLUK Executive Team, which includes the Executive Director, the Deputy Executive Director, Programme Officer and the Executive Assistant. The Management Team consists of the Executive Director, the Deputy Executive Director, the Chair, Vice-Chair and the Treasurer.

    In 2014, RLUK published a new, highly ambitious three-year strategy – Powering Scholarship (http://www.rluk.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/RLUK-Strategy-2014-onli...). The Executive Team is responsible for delivering the strategy in partnership with the Board, member institutions and key external stakeholders in the UK and Ireland, and internationally.

    The Role
    The Deputy Executive Director will support the Executive Director and the RLUK Board in planning the direction of RLUK, undertaking business development and contributing to strategic thinking and understanding. They will liaise with consortium members and external partners across the sector both within the UK and beyond to deliver RLUK policy and initiatives, promoting RLUK interests. The post holder will oversee all legal obligations and requirements, including any proposed constitutional change. They will also be responsible for communication to member libraries and external audiences and will secure additional funding for specific projects and on-going services through bids to grant-funding bodies.

    The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of the range of RLUK policy and activities, and of the issues facing member libraries. You will have significant experience in an appropriate academic environment, research library or equivalent organisation and an understanding of the research culture within universities. You will have a track record in strategic thinking, planning and implementation and extensive financial and project management experience. A formal education to degree level or equivalent and a relevant professional qualifications in library and information management (or equivalent knowledge of the research library environment) are essential. For a full person specification and job description, please download the below documents.

    Note: The post holder will be employed by the University of London and seconded to Research Libraries UK.

    Further Information
    To be considered for this role, please submit your application by close date at midnight on Monday, 16 May 2016.

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