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Open Research Manager

Library Services

Salary:   £37,746 to £45,854
Release Date:   Thursday 14 July 2022
Closing Date:   Friday 02 September 2022
Interview Date:   Wednesday 21 September 2022
Reference:   LIB094

The University of West London (UWL) is ranked the best modern* university (non-specialist) in London in the Complete University Guide 2023. 

We were also named University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, being described by the editor as “regularly among the top-performing universities” and proving that “it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”. 

Over the last few years, we have invested more than £150 million in our campus to create an inspiring social and learning environment for students. The University puts our students at the heart of everything we do: dedicated to providing an excellent student experience delivering positive, life-changing outcomes.  

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*University status awarded in or after 1992 

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 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 UWL’s Library’s work on embedding principles of open research in practice and culture across the University and its broad range of disciplines. Particularly, they will proactively build, develop and maintain relationships with staff and students across all Schools and Colleges and research institutes, advocating for openness in research and scholarship lifecycles and drawing on existing knowledge of subject-specific best practices. They will design the delivery of services which support cultures of openness in research and scholarship at UWL.

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 or equivalent system.  They will be effective communicators and should 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: 

Please email  if you need any assistance with the application process.

Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 19 September. 

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

Additional Information 

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.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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

This post is not available for UWL students.


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