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Director of Library & Archives Service

Department
Library and Archives
Based at
University of York
Hours of work
Full-time (flexibility available)
Contract status
Open
Salary
Attractive salary and package
Posted Date
24/03/2021
Apply by
23/04/2021
Job Reference
9256
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Role Description

The University of York exists for public good. Enquiring minds, inspirational teaching, pioneering research, global ambition, local commitment, and social purpose are the foundations which underpin that commitment at our university.

We are a high-performing university where talented students, inspiring lecturers and world-class researchers thrive. We provide exceptional learning experiences that stay with our students for the rest of their lives, enabling them to flourish within and beyond their studies. Since our foundation in 1963, York’s focus on academic excellence has resulted in a strong reputation across the globe. We were ranked 16th in the Guardian’s Best University UK Universities 2021 League Table, and in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 we were ranked in the Top 40 in the world for Arts and Humanities and in the top 100 for Social Sciences.

Library & Archives Services at the university has a strong reputation for innovation and excellent customer service. The Director sits at the heart of the core mission of the university, with the team active across a wide range of scholarly activities, creating and providing a huge digital and print collection for study and research across the Borthwick Institute for Archives and three libraries.

The Service also  actively engages with developing and managing learning spaces across the university.

A key factor in the success of the role surrounds maintaining a balanced focus on our important digital education strategy, the facilitation of our research ambitions and building on our reputation for excellence in the student experience.  The university has bold digital ambitions, and our Director of Library and Archives will play a key role in supporting this. Your ability to communicate across a wide community, synthesising views on the possibilities for the future of the service and working interdependently to deliver that future is critical.

We are keen to explore applications from across the library sector both within higher education and beyond, with candidates able to demonstrate a proven track record of innovation particularly in digital. Importantly, this is a high-profile leadership role at the university. Candidates will need to demonstrate a passion to deliver our aims and objectives, coupled with an enthusiasm for all that we are seeking to achieve and to role model the university's values in all aspects of the role.

For full details on this exciting leadership role please visit http://www.andersonquigley.com/candidates using reference AQ1097.

Closing date: midday, Friday 23 April 2021.

We particularly welcome applications from female candidates, and candidates from minority ethnic backgrounds, who are under-represented at senior management level in the institution.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

      New Athena Swan Bronze Award              

A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork

 

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