Research & Open Scholarship Senior Manager Ref 8299

School/department: Library  
Hours: full time or part-time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE / 37.5 hours
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 8299
Salary: starting at £42,149 to £50,296 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 12 April 2022
Closing date: 19 May 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 26 May 2022
Expected start date: TBC

Job description

In support of the University’s ‘Research with Impact’ strategic aims, you will work closely with the Library Leadership Team to embed the principles of Open Research and Scholarship in policy, practice, and culture across the university. You will lead the Library’s Open Research Group, with responsibility for developing institutional open publishing at Sussex. 

We are looking for an individual to work closely with the Library Management Team, to establish a culture that embraces change and supports continuous improvement.

Key to this post will be your leadership in the design and delivery of our services to support research and open scholarship. Working closely with the Digital Development Manager, you will lead on advocacy, training and support for Elements, the University’s current research information system. You will also provide leadership and oversight for research skills training for doctoral researchers and research staff.

You will lead the Library’s Open Access group, with responsibility for decision-making on transitional deals, monitoring the impact for Sussex, and engaging with external stakeholders such as Jisc and RLUK to support this work. You will also manage the University’s UKRI and other charitable Open Access block grants to support Open Access publication.

We are looking for an outward-focused individual who will work with key stakeholders from across the University and the sector, in particular Research and Enterprise Services with whom you will work closely to deliver future research assessment submissions.

Please contact Suzanne Tatham for informal enquiries.

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 8299 [PDF 182.28KB]

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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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