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Reference Manager - Humanities & Science

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Summary
Salary: Salary £39,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Chief Operating Officers Portfolio
Category: Cataloguers, Reference and Research
Closing Date: 02/02/2022
Date Posted: 19/01/2022
Reference: 03980

Description

                 

Full Time, Permanent,

The British Library Reference Services is seeking to appoint Reference Manager - Humanities and Science. The successful candidate will manage the specialist reference services provided in the Reading Rooms and remotely, and the teams which deliver these services.


In this role, you will ensure that the reference services and operations in your area are delivered to the highest standard and that KPIs are achieved. You will be expected to regularly review and update existing services and to provide strategc direction for future service development in your area. Associated with this, you will lead a range of projects and initiatives to deliver new and improved services.  You will also provide strong leadership for your teams. Taking an active role in the Reference Services management team, you will participate in setting the wider strategic direction for the department, provide managerial support for other Reference teams when necessary, represent and promote the Reference Services within the British Library and externally.

You will be expected to show willingness to take on a range of tasks and develop new skills. You will demonstrate initiative and the ability to work in an ever changing environment. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, staff management experience, up to date knowledge of library and information services, and strong IT skills.

Please see the Job Profile for full details.

 

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.

In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes a minimum of 20.6% (this may behigher dependant on grade. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.


For further information and to apply, please visit www.bl.uk/careers quoting vacancy ref: 03980

Closing date: 02 February 2022

Interview date: W/C 21 February 2022

We are able to provide sponsorship under the UK Skilled Worker visa for this role, as it does meet the eligibility criteria required for this immigration route


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Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident employer, and make a commitment to recruit and support disabled people. We guarantee an interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum (essential) requirements for a vacancy

Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme, Proud Employers - LGBT Jobs

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