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Information Specialist Manager

Library Services

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £45,575 to £54,395 per annum
Grade:  Grade 09
Contract Type:  Permanent
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Friday 29 September 2023
Interview Date:  Tuesday 24 October 2023
Reference:  0675-23
Release Date:  Monday 04 September 2023

An opportunity to join the newly developed, forward-looking and ambitious Library Leadership Team (LLT) at Aston University, to lead and manage a team of five Information Specialists. 

This includes oversight and development of Information Specialist activity including academic support and engagement, programme development and review, and learning and research skills development. The postholder will be responsible for motivating and leading the Library’s Information Specialist team and strategic leadership to align the team’s activity with Aston’s 2030 strategy.

Alongside 3 other Heads of Service, the postholder will be a key member of the Library’s Leadership Team (LLT) and will lead on cross-service initiatives and the development and delivery of the library’s strategic plans.

To apply, you will be a qualified librarian (or hold an equivalent qualification) and be able to demonstrate significant experience of people management, with evidence of successfully delivering information specialist services. A strategic outlook is essential, as is the ability to draw on sector best practice and in driving forward digital innovation.

If you relate to Aston’s ambitions to be inclusive, entrepreneurial and transformational then this role represents a great opportunity to have a significant and positive impact on the development of the Library and Information Services directly supporting the education and research aspirations of the University.

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Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. CVs will not be considered as part of the shortlisting process.

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

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