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Journals and Databases Coordinator

Library Services

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £29,645 to £34,951 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Sunday 21 June 2020
Interview Date:  Wednesday 15 July 2020
Reference:  0520-115

Permanent, Full time 

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and motivated individual to the role of Journals and Databases Coordinator.  

Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions and Content Delivery, the Journals and Databases Coordinator will be part of a customer-focussed Acquisitions and Content Delivery Team that seeks to provide information resources to College staff and students efficiently and cost-effectively.  Specifically, the successful applicant will coordinate activities relating to the management of the library’s journal and database subscriptions and purchases, including:

  • ensuring efficient and effective acquisitions workflows;
  • maintaining accurate records of subscriptions, access entitlements, licenses and usage data;
  • delivering continuity of access and a high standard of service to library users;
  • ensuring that acquired resources represent the best possible value for money;
  • providing practical support for the development and management of the library’s digital collections (including open access)
  • line managing and supervising Information Assistants

Holding a post-graduate qualification in librarianship or information science, you will have experience of working in an acquisitions role in a library or information service, and experience of line-management or staff supervision.  You will have excellent administrative skills, ensuring accurate record-keeping and a high-level of numeracy. You will be capable of collating and analysing complex information and presenting it effectively to aid decision making.

A confident user of IT, you will be able to use library systems to ensure that library users can seamlessly discover and access digital content.   With excellent communications skills, you can make a positive contribution to a team, and have a positive commitment to excellent customer service.  You can manage your workload to meet deadlines and respond to changing priorities, trends and developments.  

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. This is a full-time, permanent post of 35 hours a week, to be worked Monday-Friday.

Royal Holloway is London's highest performing University for Student Satisfaction for the second year running. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Phil Bower at philip.bower@rhul.ac.uk

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukThe Human Resources Department can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk 

Please quote the reference: 0520-115

Closing Date:   Midnight, 21 June 2020

Expected Interview Date:  15 July 2020

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.


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