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University of Nottingham Libraries is seeking a new Associate Director for Teaching and Learning, one of four roles on offer as we reshape our senior management team.

Libraries is a broad, diverse department, not just comprising our people, physical spaces, and collections, but also responsible for developing the university’s Virtual Learning Environment; for supporting research, teaching, and student academic skills; and home to the University’s Museum and special collections. Across the university we have eight different libraries and employ over 200 people. We know that having colleagues from a wide range of groups and backgrounds is key to a good supportive workplace and even better services. We are particularly keen to receive applications from groups who are currently underrepresented in Libraries in the UK, such as people from Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic backgrounds, or those with a disability.

As Associate Director for Teaching and Learning, you will be responsible for leading Libraries’ substantial contribution to the enhancement of student learning, and shaping our contribution to the Education and Student Experience Strategic Delivery Plan. You will lead Libraries’ work on digital capabilities, ensuring effective departmental engagement around initiatives such as the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and Access and Participation Plan (APP). You’ll be forward thinking, creative and ambitious, looking externally for sector trends and best practice. You will be an excellent communicator and influencer, taking on the leadership of our Learning Development team, and working closely with senior academic and professional services colleagues, to drive best practice and innovation, ensuring we deliver services that maximise the learning potential of our students.

As a member of the Libraries Senior Management Team, the post-holder will join a collective group which shapes and drives through our strategic objectives. You will advocate for the whole department, not just your immediate section, representing Libraries on university boards and working groups, and through relationships cultivated with key stakeholders. A committed, flexible, and emotionally intelligent approach is essential, along with strong leadership skills and a commitment to collective leadership.

In addition to this, you’ll be an inspiring, credible and authentic leader. With overall responsibility for a large number of staff, we’re looking for someone who will bring a wealth of leadership and management experience and who understands the challenges that come with delivering a complex service.

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