Head of Research Services (Open Research)

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7126415 (Ref.No. CSLIB1364)
Posted: February 24, 2023

Job Description

Grade 8 (£43,414 to £51,805 p.a. depending upon experience)

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Do you want to help deliver change through developing and embedding open research practices at a research intensive university? Are you an effective communicator with experience of developing successful partnerships and networks? Do you possess strong leadership skills with an ability to motivate others to deliver strategic goals? 

The University of Leeds is one of the top 135 universities in the world.  We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities. Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a library team engaged in delivering their vision for 2030: Knowledge for All. As Head of Research Services (Open Research), you will help lead on change for the institution through the development and embedding of open research practices across the University. You will lead and manage a team of staff and will be responsible for co-ordinating the following areas: research data management, funder compliance, and the expansion of open access. You will manage and establish relationships, partnerships, and collaborations across the faculties and professional services at the University of Leeds, as well as external to the institution. You will work closely with the Head of Research Services (Research Intelligence) to deliver seamless services to the research community, whilst leading separate but complimentary research services portfolios.

You will have an excellent working knowledge and understanding of open research principles and practices combined with experience of leading and developing a high-quality, user-focussed research service.  You will posses strong leadership and people management skills and have the ability to establish and maintain broad-based, successful partnerships and networks. 

What we offer in return

    26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year

    Generous pension scheme plus life assurance – the University contributes 21.6% of salary

    Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.

    Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.

    Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  

If you are looking for a role that will enable you to work in a forward thinking, supportive, collaborative library environment apply today.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Name: Claire Knowles, Associate Director: Research and Digital Futures, University of Leeds Libraries

Email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Library
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £43,414 to £51,805 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 23 February 2023
Closing Date:  Sunday 19 March 2023
Interview Date:  Monday 03 April 2023
Reference:  CSLIB1364

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.