Library Services and Operations Manager

Job Description

Library Services and Operations Manager                                                                            

Starting salary £41,526 - £49,553 per annum with 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 Library Senior Management Team, in a newly created role.  This role brings together operational management of systems, user service engagement and resource acquisitions. This will involve providing high quality operational user services with responsibility for library learning spaces, frontline enquiry services, and library resources acquisitions and deployment. 

You will provide strategic leadership and direction to Library & Learning Support teams using effective communication and people skills to lead the teams through change and development in all areas of service and resource delivery.  You will ensure budgets, forecasts and operational plans align with University Library and Academic Services strategic priorities and will take the lead on resource procurement and planning linked to service enhancement.

A key part of the role will be to provide advice on complex matters and contribute to high level decision-making in enhancing the quality of Library & Learning Support services.  Effective communication skills are required to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and to 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.

While campus-based working is an essential requirement of this role, flexible working arrangements may be possible.  For further information or an informal discussion on any aspect of the role, please contact Chris Fowler, Head of Library & Learning Support and University Librarian, by email at

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form (accessed via the Apply button). 


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) Thursday 1 July 2021