Assistant Director - University Library and Collections

Durham (GB)
Grade 10, Competitive
16 Apr 2021
End of advertisement period
17 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Durham University is seeking a new Assistant Director of University Library and Collections and deputy to the University Librarian. 

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other.  

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.   

A world top 100, research intensive university, Durham prides itself on providing an education and a wider student experience that is on a par with the very best institutions worldwide. Durham is moreover a proudly collegiate university, with 17 colleges located across Durham City, and more due to follow between now and 2027. Our residential college communities make Durham a highly distinctive place to study and engage in the wider student experience.   

The University Strategy sets out a bold vision over ten years that builds on our reputation for excellence in education, research and the wider student experience.   

University Library and Collections reaches out across all areas of University endeavour, playing an integral role in the staff and student experience, and strengthening the reputation of the University locally, nationally and internationally. Our rich collections include four designated collections, museum objects, art, archives, rare books, modern book collections, research outputs and data. We work with the University membership, international researchers, national and international organisations, and the local community including our successful schools outreach programme.  

We are seeking to recruit a new Assistant Director, who will have strategic leadership for specific teams in the department in addition to department wide responsibilities. They will work closely with the Director, deputising for her within the University and externally, whilst building and maintaining their own profile.  

This is a key role in the department, and we are looking for someone who can take a long-term strategic view whilst ensuring our operational services are at their most efficient and effective.   

We embrace the University values: Inspiring, Challenging, Innovative, Responsible and Enabling and look forward to welcoming a colleague who lives those values and will work with us to achieve our ambitions.  

For an informal discussion please contact Liz Waller Director of University Library and Collections liz.waller@durham.ac.uk   

Durham University is committed to promoting equality and diversity.  We welcome applications from a diverse pool of leaders from all walks of life. 

For further information on the role including a full role description and how to apply, please click HERE

The closing date for applications is midnight 17th May 2021 

Interviews will take place in week commencing 7th June 2021 

DBS Requirement: Not Applicable.

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