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[InetBib] Stellenausschreibung: Head of Research Infrastructure Services, British Library

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

wenn Ihnen zu Schlagworten wie Open Science, Forschungsdienstleistungen und 
verteilten Services gute Konzepte einfallen und eine Leitungsfunktion an einer 
international führenden Bibliothek reizvoll klingt, habe ich eine spannende 
Stelle im Angebot.

We are looking to recruit a new Head of Research Infrastructure Services, based 
in either Boston Spa (£45-55K) or London (£48-58K). [Diese Umrechungen sind 
immer etwas problematisch, aber das Nettogehalt liegt irgendwo zwischen A14 und 

Closing date: 2nd April 2018
Interviews: 20 April 2018

The British Library is embarking on an ambitious programme to modernise the 
services it offers to individual researchers, research organisations and within 
the global research environment. In addition to improving discovery of and 
access to British Library collections (on-site and on-line/remotely) this 
includes activities underpinning open science globally and shared digital 
services. The Head of Research Services will take a key role in this process, 
by engaging with the global research (infrastructure) environment to identify 
opportunities for the British Library to add value. Leading a team of research 
services experts, the post holder will scope and plan new services and service 
enhancements and work with technology providers (vendors, partners and British 
Library IT services) to implement them. The Head of RIS will also contribute at 
a senior level to the on-going development and implementation of the overall 
British Library research services strategy and lead the Research Infrastructure 
Services section of the Research Services department.

The Research Infrastructure section was set up last autumn as part of a broader 
restructure in Research Services. It consists of 12 posts organised in small 
teams (Discovery & Access, Scholarly Communications, Research Data, 
Repositories, the EU-funded FREYA project), with five posts currently not yet 
filled. With the imminent retirement of the current post holder we are looking 
for a new Head to lead on the British Library’s research infrastructure 
activities. This is an exciting opportunity to work at a senior level at one of 
the world’s leading libraries and, for the right person, to make an impact at a 
global level.

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of the changing nature of 
research and scholarly communications as well as of the services libraries 
provide in this context. They will be able to grasp the potential of current 
and emerging technology solutions at a strategic level and to turn that 
understanding into concepts for services and service enhancements that meet 
user needs. As a good communicator, they will be able to work across the 
Library, with partners and technology providers to deliver successful projects 
and services and to represent the British Library internationally.

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 20.9%. 
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.

I am happy to answer questions or discuss the role informally and 

Best wishes,
[Description: Description: Description: Description: 

Dr Torsten Reimer
Head of Research Services

St Pancras

96 Euston Road
United Kingdom

T +44 (0)20 7412 7670
Twitter : @torstenreimer<https://twitter.com/torstenreimer>
ORCID : 0000-0001-8357-9422<http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8357-9422>


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