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Senior Collections Manager

University of Nottingham


Applications are invited for a Senior Collections Manager within the University of Nottingham, Manuscripts and Special Collections. The post holder will contribute to the collective leadership of Manuscripts and Special Collections and the wider University Library and lead the Collections Team with responsibility for the acquisition, development, preservation and cataloguing of archives, manuscripts and special collections to make them accessible for research, teaching and public engagement.

Our mission is to support the University of Nottingham by acquiring, preserving and developing archives, manuscripts and rare books to enrich and inspire the student experience, teaching, learning and research excellence, and public engagement. This role plays a key part in the delivery of this mission.

Manuscripts and Special Collections is an Accredited Archive Service and part of the University of Nottingham Libraries, based on the King's Meadow Campus with a dedicated exhibition gallery at Nottingham Lakeside Arts on University Park. We preserve and provide public access to the University's rich collection of archives, manuscripts, rare books and local studies materials. We hold nationally designated collections including the papers of leading Nottinghamshire families and their estates; the records of local businesses and organisations, including those of the Archdeaconry of Nottingham; the papers of political, diplomatic, literary, scientific and academic figures, including D.H. Lawrence; historical records of the University and its predecessor, University College Nottingham and named special collections of published works.

Candidates should be educated to degree level and have a postgraduate archive, library or conservation qualification. They should have excellent knowledge of archives, manuscripts and special collections; conservation and digital preservation. They should demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills and have experience of the funding, management and direction of projects.

To be competitive in your application, you will need to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and experience against our selection criteria.

This is a permanent post. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week) Mon- Fri including a regular evening until 6.00pm. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Interviews will take place on 11 and 12 November 2020.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Mark Dorrington: email Mark.Dorrington@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information follow this link https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/hr/guidesandsupport/workingintheuk/documents/support-with-immigration-expenses-policy-application-form.pdf

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