The M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries is a regional collaboration of libraries in London and the South East of England. It currently has 53 library members ranging from the big colleges of the University of London to smaller subject specialist collections. The member libraries are from various sectors, including university and museum. Geographically they are spread across the South East, with a large concentration in London. The M25 Consortium is committed to improving library services through collaboration. The M25 Consortium is based in the University of London's Senate House building.
The University of London is one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK – and the most diverse. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education. It are a federal institution consisting of 17 self-governing Colleges of outstanding reputation and a number of acclaimed central academic bodies. The University of London offers almost every subject covered in any University curriculum, delivering huge flexibility and choice to its students.
The M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries is seeking an Executive Manager to play a leading and proactive role in delivering the Consortium's strategic objectives and services.
The successful candidate will engage with the wider Consortium, currently comprising 53 HE and scholarly research libraries within the London and South East region.
We are looking for a suitably experienced individual to work proactively with the Consortium’s Chair, Trustees and Steering Group to shape and implement the Consortium’s strategy and operational objectives. You will take forward initiatives and projects, promote the work and activities of the Consortium, and serve the Consortium membership by working through groups and projects and engaging with the membership at all levels. In your capacity as Executive Manager you will also lead and manage the Consortium’s support team staff.
To succeed in this role you will need to have a sound understanding of the current issues in the academic library sector. You will be a confident, friendly communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues and encourage their engagement in the M25 Consortium's programmes.
The successful candidate will be responsible for managing their own schedule and will need to set priorities within the Support Team and manage workloads accordingly to meet multiple deadlines. You will be adept and confident at working with minimal supervision.
The successful candidate will be expected to work with Consortium staff, library directors and other library staff. The ability to communicate, using various media, with a range of stakeholders is crucial to success in this role.
For more information please refer to enclosed job description and person specification. For an informal and confidential conversation about the role, please contact Thomas Baldwin on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The post holder will be employed by the University of London and seconded to the M25 Consortium.
To apply, please submit your application before closing date at midnight on Sunday, 3 November 2019.
Interviews are likely to be held on 12 November 2019.
Preferential consideration will be given to the University redeployment pool.
The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting.
Please note that the University of London will be unable to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role. Therefore, successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK for the duration of their employment.