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Director of Student and Library Services

  • Location: Middlesbrough
  • Salary: £Competitive
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 930948
  • Sector: Education
This vacancy has now expired.

Job description Date posted: 24/08/2018

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Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 21 September 2018

Teesside University is a dynamic and innovative institution, founded on more than 85 years of teaching and learning and currently serving a population of over 18,000 students. The University aims to transform lives and economies by delivering outstanding teaching, research and business engagement. Teesside 2020, the University’s corporate strategy Teesside 2020 sets out a new vision for the University that raises the aspiration and ambition of Teesside University to be an international university at the heart of the Tees Valley with a reputation for academic excellence.

The University is also committed to its Future Facing Learning initiative, embracing cutting-edge digital technology to completely change the way that students learn across the portfolio of academic courses, and to provide them with the knowledge, skills and tools to thrive and succeed in a complex and ever-changing world. Integral to this mission is the delivery of a top-quality student and learning experience, centred on the provision of excellent, state-of-the art library services as well as the creation of an environment in which students feel empowered to succeed in learning and in life. The Department for Student and Library Services was recently created to advance this ambitious vision more effectively.

We are now looking for the new Director of Student and Library Services to lead on transformational change for the new department, inspiring its multidisciplinary teams to deliver an excellent student experience. The successful individual will maintain the high standards already reached within the Library, whilst developing Student Services towards a more proactive model, ensuring the two elements work together to achieve an integrated vision. Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching, the new Director of Student and Library Services will play a key role in the development of an Access and Participation Plan, and be heavily involved in University-wide projects, including Strategic and Transformational Change Projects.

You will be an outstanding senior leader with a successful track record within the Higher Education library or student services function. A strategic thinker, you will have experience of significantly contributing to the development of access and partnerships plans. You will have demonstrable ability to provide effective leadership to diverse groups of professional staff, embedding external professional best practices to improve performance. The ability to command the confidence of very senior stakeholders and to develop successful collaborative links, both internally and externally, with strong communication and influencing skills are essential for this role.

For an information pack about this role and to apply, please visit quoting reference number 930948. For an informal and confidential conversation, please speak to our advising consultants at Veredus: Bruno Anili on 020 7932 4204, or Nataliya Starik-Bludova on 020 7932 4265.
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