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"A centre of excellence in digital information management, providing advice and services to the library, information and cultural heritage communities."

UKOLN is based at the University of Bath.

UKOLN, University of Bath, UK
Deputy Director
Ref. No. 09274RP

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UKOLN is a centre of expertise in digital information management based at the University of Bath, providing advice and services to the library, information, education and cultural heritage communities.

We are seeking to recruit a Deputy Director to provide outstanding leadership and strategic direction to all technical activity within UKOLN, to assure our position at the forefront of innovative Digital Library (DL) developments. This is a key senior post within the UKOLN organisation and will be based at the University of Bath.

The post requires vision, strategic insight and innovation associated with the implementation and development of DLs within the education, research or cultural heritage sectors. Applicants should have extensive and in-depth technical knowledge of DLs and associated interoperability issues, knowledge of emerging Web technologies and an understanding of their potential for education and research. An established international reputation in the DL arena, together with a track record for leading and shaping innovative activities, is highly desirable.

The post also requires significant experience of securing funding awards and income generation. Applicants will have extensive experience of leading teams, directing multiple projects to a successful outcome/completion and be outstanding communicators with well-developed influencing and negotiating skills and a proven ability to produce high quality reports, papers and presentations.

This post is full time and is expected to involve some international travel. The contract will be for three years in the first instance. Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Liz Lyon, Director, 01225 386580, or email

Salary for the Deputy Director will be up to £52,086 per annum depending on experience.

The closing date for applications is 29 October 2009.

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY, email quoting the Ref. No. 09274RP. An online application form is accessible here. Alternatively, please phone the 24 hr answer-phone service on (01225) 386924, textphone (01225) 386039 quoting the Ref. No. 09274RP.

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