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Scholarly Communication Manager

Library Services

Salary:   £37,746 to £45,854 per annum
Release Date:   Friday 07 January 2022
Closing Date:   Thursday 27 January 2022
Reference:   LIB090

The University of West London (UWL) has climbed an impressive 23 places to become one of the top 40 universities in the UK according to the influential Guardian University Guide 2021.  UWL is now ranked 34th in the UK! We were also the top university in England for teaching satisfaction and the ranking reaffirms our position as the top modern university in London.

In addition, UWL has been named University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

The Department 

Library Services is at the heart of the student and academic experience at the University of West London, facilitating creation of knowledge and ideas and developing confident, critically information-literate professionals. We place particular value on supporting our institutional mission of extending higher education to those traditionally excluded from it, and in facilitating research and scholarship in ways that connect with equity and widening participation. 

The Role 

The post holder will lead on and develop areas relating to the Scholarly Communication driven by the new UWL Research and Scholarship strategy. Particularly, they will proactively build, develop and maintain relationships with staff and students to promote and advocate for open access agendas. The post holder will also work collaboratively with support colleagues across the institution to ensure effective management of the research lifecycle.  They will be responsible for effectively using and developing research information systems.  

The Person

Applicants will have knowledge of developments in higher education and their implications for libraries as well as experience of working with a repository system.  They will be effective managers and have the ability to build relationships with colleagues across the institution.   

How to Apply 

To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and fill out the application form. Further information about the application process can be found here:

Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 7 February.

For informal enquiries about the position please contact Lenka Shipton, Head of Content and Scholarly Communication,

Additional Information 

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Our department/school is under-represented in terms of staff from BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds, of LGBT+ identities, and with disabilities. UWL is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter, and is a Disability Confident Employer as well as a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those mentioned above to increase diversity in our workforce.

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.


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