Director of Libraries


30th September 2019

The University of Nottingham is a world-leading, comprehensive research-intensive institution with a distinctive and pioneering global platform. The University’s ethos is that education and research transforms lives and societies around the world. This drives a commitment to excellence in research, teaching, learning and graduate outcomes, and to unlocking the potential of 44,500 students across campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia. At the University of Nottingham, the culture is ambitious, simultaneously creative and disruptive and without boundaries.

The Director of Libraries is a key appointment at the University of Nottingham. Setting out the strategic direction of the department, you will be responsible for effective management of approximately 220 staff and a budget of over £14 million. Tasked with creating a learning environment that is consistent with a world-class university, you will be a keen strategist and effective leader and manager with experience developing policies, systems, collections and services. A member of numerous University Committees and Boards and the Registrar’s senior team; you will be actively involved in organisation-wide strategy and policy development and will be required to operate at a strategic level across the University.

You will have extensive relevant experience managing a large and complex team within a comparable environment and have excellent leadership and management skills (including strategic planning, financial and project management). You will also have proven experience in cultivating digital learning and innovation and experience promoting excellent customer service.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver who will support the University in identifying the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assist in their assessment against the requirements for the role.

To apply, or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit here

For further information please contact Micah Coston via or +44 (0) 207 340 6281, quoting ref: 3967

The closing date for applications is Monday 30th September 2019 at 12:00 BST.

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