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Scholarly Communications Manager

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Founded in 1898, we at the University of East London (UEL) are proud to change lives through education. Our goal is to advance industry 5.0 careers-first education and provide a clear path to the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and creating a balanced, inclusive, and green future.

About the Job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Scholarly Communications Manager in Library, Archives and Learning Services (LALS) at University of East London. Working across the Docklands and Stratford Campuses, you will develop and lead our programme of support for the university’s research, working closely with the Research Office. 

A member of the Content and Digital Environments team, you will manage and promote the university’s scholarly content and research data, including developing our institutional repository. You will champion open research across the university, developing and leading training of researchers to ensure compliance with funder policies and reporting on repository activity to relevant committees. You will have line management responsibility for a small team and work with other LALS team members to deliver outstanding services to our diverse community of students and staff. 

About You

To succeed, you will have an excellent understanding of current developments in the UK scholarly communications landscape, including institutional repositories and repository software; open access publishing; the requirements of UKRI (especially relating to the REF) and research data management. You will have demonstrable experience of successfully influencing and negotiating with a range of key contacts, both cross-institution and externally. 

You will have excellent digital skills, including an understanding of library management systems or research systems, and be able to produce and analyse management information. Your experience of line managing, and motivating staff is an advantage. 

Benefits Package

Here at UEL we understand it’s about more than just a salary. It’s about the entire package on offer along with our outstanding work environment and inclusive culture. We know the market rates for this vacancy and will offer a genuinely competitive salary DOE.

We care deeply about your wellbeing and our benefits includes: 20% pension (4% from you, 16% from us), 25 days holiday, plus 3 days over Christmas and bank holidays, hybrid working for most positions, and we’re always open to consider flexible working arrangements. We have a shared success bonus of £4,250 pa, subsidised gym membership, 3 times base salary life assurance, a cashback healthcare scheme and wide variety of other generous benefits including discounts on: Apple and Samsung products, holidays, clothing, fitness, lifestyle, dining out and weekly shopping.

Equal Opportunities

UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.

So, if you’d like to take your career to the next level with us here at the University of East London and are inspired by our environment and committed to success, we want you to apply today!

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