Collections Manager

School/department: Library
: full time
Contract: permanent
Reference:  3247
Salary: starting at £39,992 and rising to £47,722 per annum
Closing date:  26 June 2018.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 17 July 2018
Expected start date: As soon as possible.

Job description

The University of Sussex Library provides a high-quality, innovative, effective and intuitive information service that supports the learning, teaching and award-winning research of the University community.

Driven by the University’s values of innovation, inspiration and excellence, our services aim to deliver an enhanced Library user experience through creative contribution to learning, teaching and the student experience, research, enterprise and external engagement.

 We are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced and innovative information professional to join our team in a new role which will be responsible for the management and development of the Library’s collections, including the University’s Special Collections held at The Keep.  

 You will provide leadership and management to the Collection Development Team and the Special Collections Team to ensure a consistently excellent service both at the Library and The Keep. You will work closely with other Library units and The Keep Partners to deliver these services, and collaborate with academic and external organisations to deliver collection-related projects. 

 It is essential that you have demonstrable leadership and management skills, significant experience of collection management within a library context, and a good understanding of current trends relating to the delivery of library and archive services and collection care, and the wider landscape of higher education.

 For an informal discussion about this post contact Fiona Courage (01273 877911 / 01273 337518) or Jane Harvell (01273 877831).

Download job description and person specification Ref 3247 [PDF 156.01KB]

How to apply

Download our non-academic application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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