Senior Library Adviser

University of Nottingham
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (GB)
18 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Content & Discovery

Location:     Kings Meadow Campus
Salary:     £22,494 to £26,829 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. 
Closing Date:     Wednesday 16 August 2017
Reference:     LD188817

This is an exciting yet challenging time in the world of scholarly communications. The publishing industry is going through a period of change as increasing numbers of research outputs are made freely available as Open Access (OA) articles in response to funder mandates.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Open Access Adviser to join a small team ensuring that University research publications meet the requirements of Research Council and HEFCE policies. The role holder will advise academic authors on policy requirements, will support them through the associated processes, and will manage applications for funding to support the publication of research outputs through the author pays “Gold” OA route.

The successful applicant will have extensive experience of supporting Open Access publishing within a UK University and a thorough knowledge of publishing workflows and funder guidelines. They will have strong communication skills, be confident in engaging with the research community, and will be able to work closely with academic colleagues expressing complex issues clearly and concisely.

This role is offered on a fixed-term basis until 31 March 2018 and is full-time (36.25 hours per week), however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 21.75 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Christine Middleton, tel: 0115 8467622 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.