Head of Content and Discovery (0.8 FTE)

  • Job Reference: 1790114
  • Date Posted: 22 January 2019
  • Recruiter: University of Salford
  • Website: https://www.salford.ac.uk
  • Location: Salford, Manchester
  • Salary: £51,630 to £58,089
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent, Part-time

Job Description

The University of Salford is seeking an exceptional candidate with the expertise, skills and personal attributes to bring inspirational leadership and direction to the Content and Discovery Unit in the Library.

Your focus will be on ensuring our information resource provision and digital delivery services meet the diverse and changing needs of the University's staff, students and other communities. The increase in student numbers, curriculum innovation, the introduction of new modes of delivery, and developments in the scholarly communication landscape require us to be agile to change and to find new and better ways of delivering an excellent customer experience. You will ensure the University Print and Copy Service provides staff and students with an efficient, secure and environmentally sustainable printing experience.

You should be able to respond in a flexible way to an evolving University and HE landscape, ensuring the delivery of learning and research support services that are responsive, innovative and meet the needs of our students and researchers. You will have experience of empowering teams to develop new ideas and services, and to work collaboratively with colleagues across an organisation.

You will demonstrate personal behaviours and leadership capabilities that enable you and your colleagues to get things done at Salford:

Inspiring: engages and influences people to do their best for the University

Connecting: connects with people to build trusting relationships and form networks

Empowering: trusts and empowers others to deliver results

Evolving: creates a better future through a constant focus on improvement and innovation


We will invite shortlisted candidates to an interview on the 19th March 2019.

The Library is part of the wider Directorate of Student and Academic Support (DSAS) which unites Student Experience and Support, Quality Enhancement Office, School Operations and Student Administration as one team.

All appointments will be made on merit, and as an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

In recognition of our commitment to create a diverse team that draws from our widest talent pool we would particularly encourage applications from groups who are currently under-represented at this level, which in this case is our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants.

For more information or to discuss this position please contact David Clay, University Librarian, via d.p.clay@salford.ac.uk or on 0161 295 2224.

Closing date: 24th February, 2019 at 23.59