Operations Senior Manager Ref 10673

School/department: Library
Hours: full-time considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE 
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: permanent
Reference: 10673
Salary: starting at £44,414 to £52,841 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 22 February 2023
Closing date: 21 March 2023 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: to be confirmed
Expected start date: to be confirmed

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Library Management Team, working with other senior management colleagues to deliver the Library’s strategic vision and operational plans. We are looking for an innovative person to lead our Library Operations teams in delivering high quality and timely services to students and staff at the University.

As part of the Management Team, you will contribute to the delivery of the Library’s Operational and Strategic Plans in line with the University’s values. The role will maximise the opportunity for data driven planning and decision making by leading on the co-ordination of data capture and analysis across our Library teams. As a member of the Library Management Team, you will also co-ordinate the planning and reporting of the Library’s Operational Plans.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Library building and operations. You will lead our administrative and building teams, forming close working relationships with other University divisions to ensure our services are delivered in an efficient and seamless manner. This will include the co-ordination of staff development and of compliance on issues such as data protection, health and safety and business continuity within the Library.

This is an exciting time to join us as we embark on our ambitious Libraries Programme to deliver high standard library services and spaces, including a refurbishment of our Library building. This role will make a vital contribution to the successful delivery of this programme as the operational lead for the development of spaces within the Library. You will be working closely with students, academic staff and library and Professional Service colleagues to ensure that we continue to provide fit-for-purpose, innovative spaces for study, work, and engagement.

We recognise the benefit of working with colleagues outside our institution to inspire innovation and development and expect you to actively engage with professional networks to represent the University of Sussex and support our wider sector. 

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 10673 [PDF 110.27KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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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 jobapps@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs 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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