King's College London

Scholarly Publications Manager

Reference: THW/15/059639/000714
Salary Details: Grade 6 £32,277 to 38,511
Allowances: London Allowance £2,323
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Term: Full time

Applications are invited for the post of Scholarly Publications Manager to join the Research Support team in the Collections & Research Support Division of Library Services. Library Services is a key department within the Directorate of Students & Education at King’s College London, supporting the institution’s teaching, learning, research and administrative activity. This permanent role manages the provision of Scholarly Publications services to the King’s College London community. The post-holder will be joining the researcher-focused Research Support team at an exciting time of innovation and growth for both Library Services and the university, with King’s recognised as a world-leading research institution ranked 7th in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Under the direction of the Head of Research Support, the post holder will be responsible for managing and developing scholarly publication services - including the administration of article processing charges; the provision of data input and quality control of metadata in Pure (the university’s current research information system); and the provision of support for bibliometric analysis and copyright. The post holder will form strong links with the research community across departments and professional services to assist researchers with making informed descisions about their publications and help the university meet its responsibilities as a research-intensive institution to ensure it complies with funders’ requirements and best practice.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experience of delivering advocacy or training, and good knowledge of scholarly communications issues - particularly around repositories and the open access landscape. They will have a proactive flexible approach, work effectively as part of a team, and be capable of working under pressure.

All staff within the King's College London Students & Education Directorate commit to consistently providing a quality service, in line with our values: ‘Responsive, inclusive, knowledgeable and friendly Proudly supporting the university community – every student, every colleague, every time’. The Students & Education Directorate prides itself on encouraging mutual respect, effective communication and fostering a supportive community environment. Our staff recognise and value each student, staff member and colleague as an individual. We would be delighted to accept applications from candidates who are excited about consistently providing a service in line with these values.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12:00 midnight on Tuesday 28th July 2015.

Interviews will be held on Friday 14th August 2015.

Equality of opportunity is College policy.

To apply for this post, you will first need to register with the HireWire system to download and submit the application form below. Please note, should you wish to submit a CV or a short statement, you will need to copy & paste these documents after the application form as the system will only accept one document to be uploaded.

Closing date: 28 July 2015

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If you have questions about this role, please contact: Helen Cargill, Tel: 020 7848 7292, Email:,

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