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Research and Scholarly Communications Manager

Salary:   £40,523 to £46,924
Closing Date:   Wednesday 09 August 2017
Interview Date:   Friday 01 September 2017
Reference:  A1908

Our award winning library plays a pivotal role in enabling the University to achieve its Strategy for 2020 and we have developed this new role through a re-profiling exercise to build on that success.  Achieving Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework this summer reflects our success in offering students a first class experience and underlines Lancaster’s distinctiveness in the UK as being highly rated in both research and teaching.

The new Research and Scholarly Communications Manager will lead on the implementation and further development of both the University’s Open Access and Research Data policies to ensure we continue to raise levels of engagement and expand resources in these key areas to meet the needs of a globally significant, top 10 UK University.

You will ensure compliance with funder and HEFCE mandates while advocating the wider benefits of open access, promoting the benefits of good practice across the institution and creating an open dialogue on its importance.
You will;
• Lead the development of Lancaster University’s academic research impact service, managing and developing the Research and Scholarly Communications team; driving performance improvement through identification of efficient and effective practices and ensuring the design and delivery of feedback mechanisms to support service enhancement.
• Demonstrate sound knowledge of the evolving scholarly communications domain in both the UK and beyond, especially in the context of the Open Access, Research Data Management and Identifiers agendas.
• Be an experienced, flexible and enterprising manager, professionally qualified (or with demonstrable equivalent experience) with excellent team work, interpersonal and technical skills. You will have proven management experience or skills and demonstrable success in a service orientated organisation, including evidence of effective decision-making and successful management of change.
• Have experience (or capability) of effectively leading, developing and managing the performance of a team of professional staff, including the development and deployment of stretching KPIs to ensure quality standards are consistently delivered against.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview.

This is a full time, indefinite post. 

Interviews are scheduled to be during week beginning 28  August 2017

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact; Masud Khokhar, Assistant Director: Digital Innovation and Research Services; Telephone: +44 (0)1524 594236 or Email: 

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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