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Deputy Director of Library and Learning Services

The University of Southampton is seeking to appoint a new Deputy Director of Library and Learning Services.

This is a key role, leading the development of engagement strategy for the Library. The role holder will have responsibility for creatively developing a broad portfolio of service areas, in line with ambitious objectives.

It has never been a better time to join the University. We have recently launched our new University Strategy and are about to embark upon one of the largest upgrades of our physical and digital infrastructure in our history. This includes a commitment to significantly enhance our main library and the role holder will lead the Library contribution to the development of new strategic plans for digital experience. The University has recently signed a new Civic Agreement and the role holder will contribute to delivering our civic plans with local communities.

About you 

With extensive experience at a senior level in a library or similar you will have a high level of understanding of the UK higher education sector and the key issues facing research led libraries. With a strong customer focus you will be able to think both analytically and creatively and have experience of engaging both nationally and internationally in the field of library and information services.  A collaborate and effective leader, you will support and motivate staff, interacting strategically with senior colleagues across the academic and professional services community.

What we can offer you  

As a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, we have a global reputation for delivering world-class education, research and enterprise that makes a real impact on society’s biggest challenges. These challenges are broad and complex, and it is more important than ever that we work creatively to reaffirm what matters most to us as a diverse community.

We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating an environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. Our vision and mission at the University of Southampton is to have a community where staff and students feel welcome, supported, and valued. This environment fosters a culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity, encouraging applicants from diverse backgrounds, with the belief that excellence will be achieved through recognising the value of every individual.

With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach.

If you want to take your career to new heights and believe you have the skills, experience, and drive to help shape the future of the University of Southampton, then we look forward to receiving your application.

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