Vacancy: Head of Special Collections – SCOLAR

Cardiff University Library Service is seeking to appoint to the role of Head of Special Collections and Archives (SCOLAR). This is an exciting time as the University continues to implement its ambitious ‘Way Forward’ strategy, which aims for the University to become one of the top 100 in the world. The Special Collections and Archives are seen as a key source of rare and distinctive materials to support research across the disciplines, which will help the University to achieve its objective.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience of working within a senior role in the special collections and archives field and a proven track record of successfully bidding for grant funding. They will have the opportunity to shape and drive the strategic plan for SCOLAR and to work closely with colleagues across Wales and the GW4 Partnership.

The Special Collections and Archives section was established 10 years ago to bring together materials from across the University and was greatly enhanced in 2010 with the acquisition of the Cardiff Rare Books collection.

For an insight into some of the treasures in the collection see:

Interviews are likely to take place on the 18th of February and the post will be available immediately

This is an open-ended, full time position (35 hours per week)

Salary: £40,082 – £46,414 per annum (Grade 7)

Closing date: Sunday, 31 January 2016

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received

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