Content & Discovery Manager

  • Job Reference: ASE153/503347
  • Date Posted: 7 February 2020
  • Recruiter: Bournemouth University
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  • Location: Bournemouth
  • Salary: £41,526 to £49,553
  • Sector: Higher Education, Knowledge and Information Management
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Content & Discovery Manager                                                                                                   



Starting salary £41,526 - £49,553 per annum with further progression opportunities to £54,131

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced professional to join the Senior Management Team within Library and Learning Support, to develop and to implement the forward strategy for our collections to 2025.

Our collections are wide ranging in content, media and scope, reflecting the University’s teaching, research and professional practice.  Our systems include a Capita Library Management System; Talis Aspire; Eprints repositories, EBSCO EDS discovery system and Parabilis e-procurement. 

Your leadership and vision will help to shape the way in which the library’s collections are developed, discovered and optimised to best advantage by our students and staff. This activity will underpin the reshaping of the built library environment through the opening of a new campus library in 2020 and longer term developments within the main university library. Your experience of data management and governance issues will contribute to the ongoing development of our open access and research data initiatives in the lead up to REF 2021. You will contribute to the overall development of library services strategy as part of the Senior Management Team and also contribute to the wider cross-service Academic Services Management Team.

Excellent communication skills are required to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and respond to user feedback to support the ongoing development and enhancement of our library systems and services.  You will have excellent leadership skills and proven experience of managing a team and supporting staff development.


For further information, or an informal discussion, please contact Chris Fowler, Head of Library & Learning Support by email at

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form.  Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961133 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference ASE153. 

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Closing Date: (Midnight) 4 March 2020

Interview Date: Monday 27 April 2020