Information Manager (Content, Collections and Library Systems Support)

  • Job Reference: 059655
  • Date Posted: 6 June 2024
  • Recruiter: University of Hertfordshire
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  • Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield with flexibility to work from home
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £44,263 to £56,021
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Information Manager (Content, Collections and Library Systems Support)


Reference Number: 059655

FTE: 1 fte (working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH8 £44,263pa to £46,974pa with potential to progress to £56,021pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience

Annual Leave: 30 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield with flexibility to work from home


As an Information Manager (Content Acquisitions and Library System Support) at the University of Hertfordshire, you will play a crucial role developing, implementing, and supporting the library’s technical solutions and systems used for the management, delivery and retrieval of online information resources and their integration with other University services.

Working collaboratively with colleagues on the development and implementation of new services, to fully support the full “knowledge lifecycle” of acquisition, organisation, storage, dissemination, discovery and use, utilising recognised standards and new and evolving technologies.

Main duties and responsibilities

Your responsibilities include supporting the development and implementation of high-quality, customer-focused services in acquisitions, cataloguing, classification, and metadata management. In addition, working closely with the Library Technology Consultant (Systems Librarian) you will administer, maintain, and support the main Library Information Systems.

You will contribute to developing effective policies and procedures, ensure service level agreements are fulfilled, and help set and maintain standards. Additionally, you will assist in the provision of training for library staff, adapting to the evolving needs of the Service.

Skills and experience required

You will have experience of working in an information / Library service at an appropriate level of responsibility, and proven expertise and experience in the discovery, delivery, application and use of information to meet academic and /or business requirements.

Qualifications required

A graduate with Postgraduate professional qualification in librarianship or information science or equivalent.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification

We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work, before an offer is made.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: David Peacock, Content & Collections Manager, / Stephen Graham, Library Technology Consultant

Our vision is to transform lives: At the University of Hertfordshire we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and building a diverse community. Towards that aim we particularly encourage applications from candidates likely to be underrepresented within Library and Computing Services. These include people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people, LGBTQI+ people and women in grades UH7 and above.

We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

Click on the Apply button to make your application.


Closing date: 27 June 2024.

Interview date: TBC