IALS Digital Projects and Publications Manager
London (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies)

Job reference: 001589

Location: London (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies)

Closing date: 16/02/2020

Salary: Starting from £45,162 per annum

Employment type: Open ended

Department: School of Advanced Study

Sub-Department: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) - non academic

Hours per week: 35

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) is looking for a Digital Projects and Publications Manager to lead on the Institute's wide range of digital legal scholarship activities. 

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS)

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies was founded in 1947. It was conceived and is funded as a national academic institution, attached to the University of London, serving all universities through its national legal research library. Its function is to promote, facilitate and disseminate the results of advanced study and research in the discipline of law, for the benefit of persons and institutions in the UK and abroad. The Library is a national and international resource for legal research and has over 310,000 volumes the majority of which are housed at the Institute site on Russell Square in Bloomsbury.

IALS Digital includes a range of established national online services for law and new publicly available web resources and research tools. Each project is designed to best meet the needs of a distinct legal information purpose and address the requirements of legal researchers.

IALS and its Global Law Library are actively involved in digital legal scholarship and innovative legal information delivery - developing and promoting public access to digital resources capable of supporting legal research on the Internet. Through the ongoing work of IALS Digital, the Institute is committed to extending the reach of digital provision of legal information by delivering specialist legal research tools and niche web services - maximising access to key or hard to find information to facilitate legal research, public understanding, and promote justice and the rule of law.

The Role

The role will be responsible for leading and delivering digital legal scholarship projects (including electronic information services, databases, digital and web-based resources) and Open Access publishing initiatives for the Institute. They will also lead on the continued development of Institute's digital strategy, exploring new avenues of activity and managing collaborations with partners such as the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII). As a member of the IALS Digital team based in the Library, they will also contribute to developing and supporting information systems, computing and network services throughout IALS, as well as supporting core library services. 

For further information regarding this role, please refer to the Job Description below. 

Further Information

To apply for this role, please complete the online application and upload your CV by clicking ‘apply now’ at the bottom of this page before the closing date of midnight on Sunday 16th February 2020. 

Interviews are scheduled to take place during the week beginning Monday 2nd March 2020 and applicants are recommended to ensure their availability.

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.

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.


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