Open Publishing Supervisor Ref: 6750

School/department: The Library 
Hours: Part time considered up to a maximum of 0.5 FTE / 18.25 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term 12 months
Reference: 6750
Salary: starting at £26,341 to £30,497 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  20 October 2021
Closing date:  02 November 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: To be confirmed.  

Job description

The Library is seeking to appoint a part-time Academic Services Supervisor for an exciting, new fixed term role. The hours of work for the post are 18.25 per week, negotiable within core Library hours 8.00am-6.00pm.

The Library is working in partnership with academic colleagues to develop and publish an open access, digital textbook using an online book publishing platform. The post-holder will co-ordinate the implementation of the open publishing platform, liaise with the system vendor and Library project team, and offer support for users. To succeed in this post, you will be highly motivated and able to work well both in a team environment and independently. Initiative, attention to detail, and strong organisational skills are essential.  

The role will require an understanding of open publishing in academic institutions, or a commitment to developing this.

The successful applicant will be based in the Academic Services section of the Library, supporting researchers and research administrators.  

For further information, contact:         Bethany Logan
                                                           (Academic Services Librarian: Research & Scholarship)

To apply, please complete the application form, making sure that you include details of how you meet the Person Specification.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 6750 [PDF 42.92KB]

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] 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 in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) 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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