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Textbooks Programme Manager (Maternity cover)

Ref Number: B09-00032

Professional Expertise: Professional Services Leadership

Department: UCL Press (part of Library, Culture, Collections and Open Science)

Location: London

Working Pattern: Full time

Salary: £47,414 - £55,805

Contract Type: Fixed-term

Working Type: Remote (<20% on site)

Available For Secondment: No

Closing Date: 04-Dec-2022

About us

UCL is London’s global university. LCCOS – Library, Culture, Collections and Open Science – provides outstanding staff, services and resources to support the world-class research, education and enterprise that is undertaken in UCL, and connects the world with UCL through innovative programming and engagement activities. LCCOS is acknowledged as an international leader in Open Science and Scholarship.

UCL Press was launched in 2015 as the UK’s first fully open access university press. It publishes scholarly monographs and textbooks, and has a portfolio of 15 academic journals which have achieved a combined total of over 6 million downloads globally.

About the role

This role oversees the development of UCL Press’s open access textbook programme and is responsible for identifying key textbook requirements and priorities at UCL, working with academic and library colleagues, and potential authors and writing teams. Responsibilities also cover the planning for resource and costs needed for delivery and growth of the programme over the next five years, including technical and dissemination requirements. 

This is a Fixed Term Maternity Leave cover. 

This role may in part be suitable for remote working.  The role holder will be expected to work a minimum of two days a month on campus. The pattern of on-campus and remote working will be agreed with the role holder. 

About you

Candidates must have extensive textbook publishing experience, preferably from commissioning their own list or managing a textbooks programme at publisher level. They will need a solid understanding of the wider textbooks market, experience of having undertaken market research with academic authors, peer review and text development, and the drivers behind textbook acquisition by libraries and adoptions. Managing budgets and working with a governance board are key requirements for this role. An awareness of open access and open education resources will be a distinct advantage. 

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below: •41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days) • Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme •Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE) • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan • Immigration loan • Relocation scheme for certain posts • On-Site nursery • On-site gym • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay • Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service • Discounted medical insurance Visit to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

How To Apply

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Textbooks Programme Manager (Maternity cover)

University College London, London
Contract, Full-time, Maternity Contract, Maternity Cover
Academic, Publisher
Administration, Editor, Journals, Publishing, Management, Communications, Business Development, Editorial
Textbooks Programme Manager (Maternity cover)
Salary description: 
£47,414 - £55,805

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Candidates must have extensive textbook publishing experience, preferably from commissioning their own list or managing a textbooks programme at publisher level