Collections Development Manager

Southampton, United Kingdom
£32,348 to £39,745
10 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Collections & Digital Library Systems

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 04 September 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1928422KX

About Collections Development and the role…

Are you a strong people manager, who leads from the front, who will inspire your team to high levels of performance, service delivery, innovation and continuous service improvement?  Do you have knowledge and experience using analytical tools? Are you looking for a role where you can help facilitate, develop and implement new and innovative ways of working that will also challenge you, and deliver high levels of job satisfaction? If so, this role within the Collections Development team at the University of Southampton could be the right one for you.

Collections Development is a part of the Collection, Technologies and Systems team at the University of Southampton Library.  We connect students and staff with the physical and electronic information resources they need to support their learning, teaching and research. We ensure that world class information resources are provided promptly and cost effectively. We’re here to provide students an effective and responsive service and support.  We want to ensure our information resources are integral to their studies and successful outcomes through our work. We are an ambitious and developing team with a focus on constantly seeking new ways to acquire, curate and evaluate the right information resources to provide the best experience for our students and staff. We’re adopting a new collections policy, implementing a new library services platform and planning a major upgrade to our physical and digital library environments to support our students and staff. 

As a University staff member, you will be required to work in line with our core values of our Southampton Behaviours. More about our Southampton Behaviours can be found here here 

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary - and excellent pension scheme.
  • Generous annual leave - plus the ability to buy additional holiday days.
  • Flexible, agile and hybrid working - we support a culture of both flexible and agile working to help manage the demands of work with personal life subject to business requirements.
  • Lifestyle Benefits - a wide range of discounts including cycle and electric car schemes, travel and hospitality discounts.
  • Inclusion, for all of us – with multiple languages spoken across Southampton, we want to create an inspirational, inclusive learning and working environment, celebrating the diversity of our University community in our everyday conversations.  Our student population is already incredibly diverse and we want to ensure this is reflected across our colleague profile as well. 
  • Well-being support - dedicated services and facilities to support your mental and physical health, ranging from an Employee Assistance Programme and counselling to sports and fitness facilities, including discounted gym memberships.
  • Southampton – a vibrant maritime city nestled between the New Forest and the sea in the beautiful county of Hampshire. It has excellent transport links, and with affordable city, suburban and rural living options to suit a wide range of lifestyle choices. Rich in history, but full of lively and modern art, culture, restaurants and nightlife. More information about Southampton can be found at 

Other stuff you need to know:

The University of Southampton’s mission is to change the world for the better. As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, we are renowned for our innovation and enterprise. We are a founding member of the Russell Group - an organisation of 24 top UK universities committed to maintaining the highest research and teaching standards. The Library is an active member of Research Libraries UK, SCONUL, the Digital Preservation Coalition and many other mission groups. 

We celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and know that it is critical for our success. We work hard to make sure we’re inclusive. So, if you are great at what you do and share our values, we want to hear from you. More about our commitment to EDI can be found at  If you need any adjustments made to the application or selection process so you can do your best, let us know. We will be happy to help.

You should ensure your supporting statement covers how you meet the requirements of the job as described in the job description and person specification.  Informal enquiries can be made to John Feechan by email  

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date sated above. If you need any assistance, please call Holly Shergold (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email Please quote reference 1928422KX on all correspondence.

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