Library Technical Services Manager

  • Job Reference: NU0921-2
  • Date Posted: 30 March 2021
  • Recruiter: Newman University
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  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £34,804 to £38,017
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Library Technical Services Manager

A great opportunity has arisen at Newman University for a solution-focused individual to join the successful and highly regarded library service as a key member of our Library’s Leadership Team.

Newman University is distinctive. We are a small University located in South-West Birmingham, continually engaging with our students to shape and improve their university experience. Student satisfaction is strong and a significant strength, highlighted by the NSS, is the quality of the relationships between staff and students.

As Library Technical Services Manager you will lead on all aspects of the Library’s technical and infrastructure services, focusing on library systems, procurement, scanning and digitisation, together with Library administration and the University’s research repository.

As a member of the Library Leadership Team you will also play a key role in strategic planning and development of the whole library service.

To succeed in this wide-ranging role, you must have a professional qualification or extensive professional experience in information management together with experience of managerial leadership. You will be able to provide leadership and direction on the issues, technologies and strategies that affect the team activities, you will also be an effective negotiator, a successful project manager, adept at handling data and committed to working positively with both students and colleagues across the university.


Informal enquiries about this opportunity are very welcome. Please contact Chris Porter, Director of Library and Learning Services at , to discuss the role further.

Closing date for applications: 21 April 2021

Interview Date: 18 May 2021