Open Repositories Team Lead
Salary: £46,700-£51,370 - Band E
Contract Type: Open Ended
Benefits: 30 days holiday + 8 bank holidays + 2.5 privilege days + exceptional defined average salary pension + excellent work life balance
Hours: Full time although part time (minimum 30 hours per week) will be considered
Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire OR Science and Technology Facilities Council, Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington
Hybrid working options can be offered with a minimum number of days required on site per week (a typical minimum is 60% on site).
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About the role
We are looking for a repository manager to join the team to implement and lead a programme of work to review, update, host and maintain the current institutional repositories ePubs and eData.
The role involves:
Leading and manage the review, migration and implementation of a new repository platform to support STFC open science practices, research archive for publications, research data and other research outputs.
Liaise with stakeholders to understand, define and prioritise requirements.
Specifying the configuration of the repository, including the submission workflows, metadata requirements, user interface and any other customisations.
Liaising with stakeholders to ensure the technical aspects of the project are coordinated and delivered successfully.
Leading a project team working across teams and functions to ensure the project goals are met and delivered.
Overseeing ongoing management of the repositories including content curation activities and development of a team of content curators.
Experience of implementing and administering research repository systems.
Knowledge and track record of requirements gathering for the implementation of services.
Experience of working a project team and managing complex projects through the project life cycle.
Experience of working in a multi stakeholder environment and ability to prioritise and resolve conflicting requirements.
Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team working across hierarchies and structures
Degree or equivalent qualification in information science, computer science, or a related field OR relevant work experience.
Able to lead, manage and develop a distributed team
Professional awareness of the developments in the research repository landscape.
Awareness of current trends and developments in open science.
Interest in scientific research for example through education or experience of working in a science related organisation or role.
We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are invested in creating an environment that is welcoming and supportive of all. In this regard, we encourage applications from under-represented groups.
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