Content Development Lead

Oxford Brookes University

We are seeking a Content Development Lead to join our team within the Directorate of Learning Resources at Oxford Brookes University.

As Content Development Lead you will provide direction and leadership for the Library’s Content and Metadata Services team who are responsible for the acquisition, licencing, description and access to library content, and you will be a proactive member of the Learning Resources Directorate Leadership Team working on strategic priorities and service development.

You will have knowledge and experience of library content management and licencing, the scholarly publishing environment, and an understanding of digital library developments, together with an ability to harness innovation and best practice in models of provision. You will be highly collaborative able to work effectively with colleagues to develop a user-focussed service, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and drive and resilience to lead and motivate a team.

This is an exciting time to join the University and the Learning Resources Directorate as we work towards the delivery of the University’s Strategy for 2035 where you will make a valuable contribution to our continued success.

The role is based at our Headington Campus in Oxford and is open to hybrid working arrangements in agreement with the line manager and Director of Learning Resources.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Paul Harwood, Associate Director Collections at [email protected] or by telephone on 01865 484080.

As one of the largest employers in Oxford we pride ourselves in the great experience we offer our staff. You’ll be joining a friendly, professional environment where every member of staff is recognised as important to the success of Oxford Brookes University. To find out more about the benefits of working for Oxford Brookes please visit: 

You will also enjoy the benefits of working at Oxford Brookes University with up to 38 days holiday, rising to 41 days holiday (this includes 13 Bank Holidays and Concessionary Days), a generous Local Government pension scheme (14.7% Employer contribution rate), cycle to work scheme and access to a variety of university facilities (NHS Dentist, Brookes Nursery, Gym and sports facilities). For more information about benefits please see the document ‘All about Brookes’ below. 

 CV and Personal Statement : 

As part of the application process all applicants are required to complete our online application form by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button below. All parts of the application form should be completed and in the section of the form called “Supporting Documents”, applicants must upload their CV and a Personal Statement.  To complete the Personal Statement part of the application, applicants must download the Personal Statement document which is part of the advert below and complete the form, providing examples and explaining how they meet each item detailed on the document.  The Personal Statement must then be uploaded to the application form along with the CV. 

The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.

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