Head of Acquisitions and Content Delivery

Egham, United Kingdom
£42,926 per annum - including London Allowance
02 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Library Services

Salary: £42,926 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date: Sunday 06 October 2019
Interview Date: Friday 18 October 2019

  • Full Time, Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Head of Acquisitions and Content Delivery in the Library, Learning Support and Culture Division (LLSC) which is part of the Academic Services Directorate. This is a key management role within the Division.

Following the recent appointment of the Director of Library, Learning Support and Culture, we are now seeking to consolidate the management of our Library Service. You will join Royal Holloway at a particularly exciting time as we embark on the development and implementation of a new University strategy, and embed a programme of transformational change across the institution. A collaborative approach is essential to our ambition of delivering innovation and continuously improving the student, staff and researcher experience. The role will be based predominantly in the iconic Emily Wilding Davison Building (opened in 2017) at the heart of campus, which is home to our state-of-the-art library and archive, careers and student support services, and exhibition spaces.

Reporting directly to the Assistant Director (Library), you will provide leadership and management of the Acquisitions and Content Delivery team. You will directly manage 4 staff and be responsible for a team of ca 10 employees.

You will be an experienced, empathetic and self-motivated manager with a strong understanding of the changing scholarly communications landscape and the implications for content acquisitions and delivery. You will also possess excellent financial management skills and an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, both internally and externally.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Christopher Cipkin, Director of Library, Learning Support and Culture at or +44 (0)1784 443330.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Closing Date: Midnight, 6 October 2019
Interview Date: 18 October 2019

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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