Collection Care Team Leaders (2 posts)
The University of Manchester Library is one of only five National Research Libraries and the third largest academic library in the UK. Our vast and rich collections help us to deliver a world-class library and information service for The University of Manchester. While our primary objective is to meet the learning, teaching and research needs of University members, we are also fully committed to widening access to our services to individual researchers, local schools and others in the regional community.
These posts, in the Collection Care Team, (part of the Content Collections & Discovery division) will be based across several sites including the John Rylands Library which houses the Special Collections of The University of Manchester Library and includes numerous world-renowned manuscripts, archives and printed books.
The Collection Care Team is responsible for the Conservation and Preservation of all Library collections across all Library sites.
You will be expected to contribute in all Collection Care activities and take a lead, or project management role in those activities, where appropriate.
You will have a strong Team ethic, with excellent communication and proven supervision skills. You must also have the ability to work independently and unsupervised across a wide range of Library Collection Care activities and disciplines, whilst adhering to strict deadlines.
A full job description and person specification is available on the link below.
Culture and Values - Our Five Ways of Working
The University of Manchester Library strives to create a working environment that is supportive and rewarding providing a platform from which we can achieve our ambitious strategy.
1. Empowerment - Empowering and supporting individuals to take more risks
2. Openness - More questioning and working with greater openness and trust
3. Inclusion - Creating an inclusive culture by recognising each other's differences and strengths
4. Responsibility - Taking collective responsibility to achieve our shared goals
5. Support - Delighting in our success whilst supporting each other through adversity
It's important that all colleagues share in this vision and are committed to helping create a working environment that is both rewarding and fulfilling. Please consider this before applying for this role.
Hours & Place of Work
Normal working hours are 35 hours per week
All Library employees are required to work at any Library site, as necessary.
All Library staff are required to wear an identity badge.
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies
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