The University of Warwick Library is about to embark on an exciting new phase of development. As we get ready to launch a new strategy and start planning for a £40 million library building project, we are seeking to recruit to a number of new posts.
Studies have shown that women and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities or learning differences are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification.
The Library is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with one or two of the criteria, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate.
MRC Manager and Head of Archives and Special Collections
The University of Warwick is looking for a talented MRC Manager and Head of Archives and Special Collections. Part of the Library Senior Management Team, this role is responsible for developing strategy for the Modern Records Centre (MRC) at a particularly important time in its history, having just celebrated its 50th anniversary and recently taken on the management of the archives of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). The role is responsible for managing all aspects of the University’s Archives and Special Collections service, and for leading its team of specialist staff.
Role description: MRC Manager and Head of Archives and Special Collections
This is a key role, forming part of the Library’s Senior Management Team, which will contribute to the development of an ambitious new strategy for the Library.
It has never been a better time to join the University as we celebrate our 60th anniversary and embark on a programme of transformation. To ensure we are ready to embrace our future the University will be developing our physical and digital infrastructure and services to significantly enhance our main Library and to maximise our digital experience.
What we can offer you
Born in the 60's with a mindset of boldness, imagination and collaboration, the University of Warwick is a world-leading research-intensive university with the highest academic and research standards. We’re one of the world’s top universities, ranked 67th in the world and 10th in the UK*, with 92% of our research assessed to be ‘world leading or internationally excellent’**.
Nestled in the heart of England, the University of Warwick is a gateway to the whole of the country, offering exceptional rail and road links and only 15 mins from Birmingham International airport. With easy access to the vibrant, diverse conurbations of Coventry, Birmingham, Leicester and Oxford or the smaller heritage and arts laden towns of Stratford-upon-Avon, Leamington Spa, Warwick and Kenilworth there is something for everyone. You will also have easy access to three areas of outstanding national beauty, the Cotswolds, the Malvern Hills and Cannock Chase.
Working on campus you will have easy access to facilities such as Warwick Arts Centre, one of the largest multi-artform venues in the UK, delivering a high quality, engaging, and diverse programme of performing and visual arts, concerts, films, festivals, education and learning activities, and special events - all presented in world-class venues and spaces.
In addition, our world-class Sports and Wellbeing Hub opened in 2019. The hub houses a modern 230 station gym, a 25m 12-lane swimming pool, over 100 fitness classes and a 706sqm climbing wall.
Our campus also has huge amounts of green space to enjoy, including lakes, woodland and open fields.
You'll be joining a diverse, innovative and globally connected community committed to igniting real world progress. Here at Warwick, we offer you opportunities to follow your ambitions as long as you bring the energy and determination to succeed.
With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible and hybrid working to help your work/life balance.
Find out more about the benefits of working here.
*QS World University Rankings 2024
** Research Excellence Framework 2021