Senior Scholarly communications data manager

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Any of our hubs - UK
Libraries, learning resources and research
circa £32,000 per annum pro rata
Part Time
Fixed Term Contract
35 hours

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Senior Scholarly Communications Data Manager – part time 28 hours per week (4 days)
Salary: circa £32,000 per annum when working full time (35 hours)
Contract: 14 month Fixed Term Contract
Location: Hybrid or at any of our hubs

We’re looking for amazing people to help us drive a digital revolution for the benefit of society.
We believe in ‘Technology for Good’ – in improving lives through education and research. Our passionate team of people want to make a social impact and challenge conventional thinking as they work on cutting-edge, emerging technologies and solutions – the kind you won’t find anywhere else.

A place of openness and inclusivity, here we don’t just execute – we have the creative freedom and support to ideate, build and see our impact on an entire collective.

No pigeonholes or boxes, we believe great ideas come from everywhere and we’re all driven to live up to our leading reputation.

Not only do we have the opportunity to work at the highest level, but on meaningful projects too. That’s why we look for brave risk-takers – those who are always thinking one step ahead to power our organisation forward, and realise our digital vision.

Digital resources is the Jisc directorate that delivers services that support the procurement, licensing, management, discovery and use of content and software for UK further education, higher education and research. Our work areas are: licensing, open research, content and discovery.
In Licensing our role is to support the procurement and management of licensed digital content and software for education and research in the UK.

About you
We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box but we realise the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. So, if you can do most of what we are looking for, go ahead and apply. You could be exactly what we need!

We’re ideally looking for someone with:

• Experience of data management within a busy, fast paced environment
• Experience of working with SQL and using Alteryx
• Self-motivated with the good time-management skills and the ability to work to a high standard with limited immediate supervision and back-up
• Line management experience as you will be managing Data Managers
• A good understanding of the role of open access and scholarly communications in higher education and research in the UK and internationally and, in particular, its implications for universities

The role

As senior scholarly communications data manager you will be responsible for managing and assisting a team of data managers collecting, managing and maintaining a wide range of data in support of our current and future Intelligence & Analytics product and service offering. In particular, this role will support the Product Manager: Intelligence in the collection, curation and analysis of data relating to scholarly communications to continually monitor and evaluate the performance of Jisc negotiated agreements and to support the creation of intelligence products.
Day to day procedures involve managing data managers, ensuring the quality of the data managers’ work, liaising with colleagues to ensure the timeliness and usability of data to support our products and services and to inform our negotiations with publishers on behalf of our members.
The role will also include working directly with publishers, system vendors, institutional contacts and other stakeholders involved in the provision and use of these data to lower the barriers to data provision, improve the quality and timeliness of the data, and widen the range of data available to Jisc and its members, customers and funders.

Why work at Jisc
We want to make sure our people have the flexibility they need to balance their personal lives and do well at work. So, we focus on outputs rather than presenteeism and are open to a whole range of ways of working including flexible hours and working from home.

We are always learning and developing. All our people have access to a huge variety of learning resources to help them achieve this.

Our benefits are great too, We offer:

• 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and 3 additional days Christmas closure) and flexible agile working
• A range of health & wellbeing benefits, including cash plan, and access to wellbeing support
• You have the option to join a generous pension scheme
• We offer a wide range of discounts, a cycle to work scheme, financial wellbeing savings and season ticket loans as well as a range of other benefits
• We also offer generous parental leave arrangements, career breaks and volunteer leave

Connecting with each other is a doddle, thanks to our technology, but getting face to face is something we value and find time for when we can, our main offices are Bristol, London, Harwell and Manchester so you may need to travel on occasion.

Other stuff you need to know
At Jisc we celebrate diversity and know that it is critical for our success. We work hard to make sure we’re inclusive. So, if you are great at what you do and share our values, we want to hear from you.

If you need any adjustments made to the application or selection process so you can do your best, let us know. We will be happy to help.

Just so you know, we review CV’s as we receive them, and interview as soon as we have applications that look like a good match, we don’t use closing dates. We advertised this role on 14/09/21.