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Director of Library and Digital Academy Services


UK / South East

Higher Education Professional Services



Sian Gardiner
020 3962 9900

Our higher education and public sector practice specialises in appointing to senior management posts across public services. We primarily represent higher education & research institutions but also partner with public venues, NHS, local/central government & charitable bodies. We


Job Description

REF: 16047
Posted: 19 May 2021
Closes: 13 June 2021

Director of Library and Digital Academy Services

From £85,000 per annum

Location Flexible

The University of Law (ULaw) is one of the world's largest law schools. With an impressive history dating back to 1876, we employ over 900 staff and have over 14,000 students studying on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, along with an alumni network in excess of 100,000. We were the first-ever independent institution to be granted degree awarding powers and in 2012 we gained university title. With a rich heritage and a reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices, we continuously focus on developing the best legal and business minds. In 2016, we opened our leading Business School, further enhancing our reputation as a full service legal, business and educational training specialist, operating from campuses throughout the UK, Berlin and Hong Kong and an Online campus.

As a private University we are agile and innovative and over the past 5 years we have doubled student enrolments and continue to grow. Due to this significant growth, we are now looking to recruit a Director of Library and Digital Academy Services to join us on our exciting journey.

Whilst our legacy and identity as a specialist legal education provider remains central to who we are, we have successfully diversified our offering into business and accounting disciplines, with a rapidly expanding suite of programmes delivered in our UK and overseas campuses. We plan to expand our portfolio into new applied and professionally accredited disciplines. You, as the Director of Library and Digital Academy Services, will be pivotal in leading the development of the service to support the successful delivery of these new programmes

The University is also undergoing a significant curriculum transformational change project, termed the Future Academic Model, and adopting the latest learning techniques and technologies. As Director of Library and Digital Academy Services you will be an integral part of this cross-institutional transformation.

The role provides senior leadership, management and professional expertise in shaping an innovative, proactive and responsive service supporting the learning, teaching and research needs of all students and staff of the University. You will work closely with the University Senior Management team and relevant stakeholders, to develop and deliver an innovative Library and Digital Academy strategy which aligns with our vision and strategy and continues our transformation into a digitally focussed University.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience of the above, specifically leading the move towards digital/blended learning. Experience of transforming library and/or learning services and leading staff through change is, therefore, essential. You will be a proactive individual who is focused on developing a culture of service excellence through constant improvement.

For a confidential discussion and a copy of our detailed candidate briefing pack, please contact our retained advisor Sian Gardiner at the Management Recruitment Group or alternatively 020 3962 9900.

Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 13th June 2021.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals are currently under-represented within the University - which does not reflect our diverse student body - we would particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates. All appointments will be made on merit.