Research development manager: Wellcome Library

Wellcome Library Reading Room

Research development manager

Job location London
Closing date Thursday 12 January 2017
Salary Around £50,000, plus excellent benefits

Job description

We're looking for someone to lead the development of a research audience for the Wellcome Library, expanding its diversity and maximising the reach and impact of our unique and distinctive collections. You will play a key role in the strategic development of Wellcome Collection as a world-class destination for researchers, not only in academia but also in the cultural and creative sector. Your main responsibilities will involve:

  • strategy development
  • research delivery
  • relationship management
  • team leadership.

Person specification

To be successful in this role you will need to have:

  • a PhD or equivalent
  • a strong track record of research (not necessarily academic publication)
  • sound knowledge of current issues and trends in higher education teaching and research
  • experience of research initiatives outside academia
  • experience of strategy development and planning
  • experience of managing and developing staff
  • a strong understanding of collections-based and object-led research
  • a good understanding of current issues in libraries, archives, museums and the wider cultural heritage sector, particularly in relation to audience development
  • a proven capacity to think innovatively and creatively, to experiment with new approaches, and to promote and manage change.

Next steps

Please complete the online application process and ensure your covering letter explains how you meet the criteria for this job.
Interviews will be in the week starting 30 January 2017.

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