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Research Services Adviser (4404)

Do you want to join our Library Services team at an exciting time in a brand-new role which is full of possibilities? We're looking for enthusiasm and drive to work closely with the Research Services Manager to help support institutional research objectives as Library Services creates a transformational new strategy in support of the University's ambitious journey on the Road to 2030.

You will play a key role in supporting research and researchers, and by taking a proactive approach to making the University's research outputs Open Access. You'll contribute to the management and administration of the institutional repository and participate in the research enquiry service dealing with queries from across the University.

Library Services people are resourceful and passionate about providing an excellent and evolving service to the University's 36,000 students and 5,000 staff. Digital innovation, service development and an outstanding customer experience mean everything to us. We are agile, collaborative, inclusive and bold. Joining us, you'll be welcomed into a dynamic and ambitious team. You'll get the chance to learn new skills, explore your interests, and get involved in exciting initiatives. You'll be given all the guidance and support you need to help you make a contribution that makes a difference.

In Library Services we live by our principles:

Our presence in the University  

  • Our Library is the perfect fit for Manchester Met. It is specific, relevant and tailored to our University. 
  • We are trusted, valued and integral to the University, working in partnership with all our stakeholders.    

Our contribution to teaching, learning and research 

  • We are embedded in every stage of the student journey and research lifecycle, providing knowledge and expertise to enable student success and research excellence. 
  • We acquire, curate, interpret and manage content (print, digital and objects), facilitating engagement by making it visible and usable.  
  • We are passionate about providing an excellent, responsive and evolving service, always taking a customer-first approach. 

Our spaces  

  • Our library is the beating heart of the campus. It is a welcoming and inclusive environment that fosters community and belonging. It is a place to learn well and live well. 
  • We develop innovative physical and digital spaces and robust infrastructures to stimulate the creation, discovery and dissemination of knowledge. 

Our people 

  • We are one team with a shared culture and values. Our people are empowered and supported to be their very best in pursuit of our vision. We are agile, collaborative, inclusive, innovative and bold.

 Our reputation 

  • Our library, museum and archives are sector-leading with high visibility, profile and impact. We are thought leaders in our professional communities. 

If you have successful experience of working with researchers or students to promote and support at least one of the following: open access, open data or information skills development, we'd love to hear from you.

For any enquires please contact Emily Shields at

Please submit a CV and covering letter in order to apply.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

Hybrid working is offered for this role, where you will be able to work a proportion of time on campus and a proportion remotely.  We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations throughout the application process.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Professional Services
  • Salary:
    Grade 5 (£23,487 to £26,341)
  • Closing Date:
    30 January 2022
  • Contract Type:
  • Contracted Hours per week:
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