Director of Library Services

  • Job Reference: GSe93992
  • Date Posted: 6 January 2023
  • Recruiter: Aston University
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  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £80,000
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Director of Library Services

Aston University

Salary: up to £80,000, plus USS pension


Aston University has a long and successful history of delivering a world-class educational experience.  Our mission is to be the UK's leading university for students aspiring to succeed in business and the professions, where original research, enterprise and inspiring teaching deliver local and global impact.

This is an exciting time to join Aston University. Under the new leadership of Professor Aleks Subic, who joined the University in 2022 as Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, we are developing a bold new strategy, which builds on our strong foundations, to take the university to its next stage of development. 

Responsible to the Pro-Vice Chancellor Education, you will provide strategic and operational leadership for all the functions of the University Library Services, which sits within the University’s central Education Department.  As a member of the University’s senior management team, you will play an active role in the development, implementation and realisation of our new and evolving 2030 University Strategy, from which you will create and operationalise a vision and strategy for taking forward Aston’s Library Services. Library Services is key to the achievement of our academic and student-centred ambitions, through the provision of high-quality physical and digital information resources, flexible library and study environments, and expert information support services that sustain our learning, teaching and research.  

We are seeking an inspirational leader, who brings significant senior leadership and management experience derived from a similar role within higher education or a “knowledge-intensive” organisation. You will be able to demonstrate a successful track record of developing and delivering strategic and operational plans that have transformed library/information services.  You will also have a good understanding of digital advancements and emerging technologies and how they can best be utilised to enhance future higher education library services.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact our recruitment partners Gatenby Sanderson: or 0113 268 0704.

To apply for this role please click on the Apply button. 

Closing date: 30th January 2023