Open Repositories Manager (561821)

Salary range:  £45,585 - £56,021

FTE:  1.0 (35 hours per week)

Term:  Open

Closing date:  1 October 2023


The University of Strathclyde has a commitment to boldness and innovation as part of its core institutional values, and we believe that our engagement with open research and repository development is a significant example of this. In furtherance of these values the Information Services Directorate of the University is seeking to appoint an Open Repositories Manager to join our Scholarly Publications & Research Data (SP&RD) team. Based in the Andersonian Library, the successful candidate will manage all technical and service delivery aspects relating to the Strathprints repository, an EPrints platform, and contribute to adjacent Strathclyde repository and open publishing initiatives. This role is critical in supporting the discovery and impact of Strathclyde research, funder open access mandates, and fulfilling requirements of the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The successful applicant must have expertise in digital library systems in a Higher Education, national library, or research-intensive environment, with repository experience seen as an advantage. Knowledge of repository management matters is essential, as well as current awareness of the challenges surrounding research information curation and data management/research administration. Specific experience of work in metadata standards and/or data integrity management issues is essential.

The role will lead on Green Open Access, including the description of a wide variety of scholarly content according to established metadata schema, the management of system metadata and the preparation of digital file content for deposit, exposure, and digital preservation. The applicant will deploy technical expertise to analyse, develop, and test software solutions to enhance repository functionality and enable interoperability or integration with third-party systems. Interpretation of research funder Open Access policies and compliance requirements will be necessary to oversee the work of colleagues, and the applicant should have knowledge of relevant copyright matters, experience of liaison with academic staff, and advanced skills in the manipulation of data and digital files.

You will be well organised, with an ability to manage and prioritise your own and others’ work, with a track record of delivering to deadlines. A first degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent relevant experience in a similar or related role is required, as is an awareness of wider research policy issues in an HE environment. A postgraduate LIS or Information Management qualification or the equivalent is desirable.

Some aspects of the role may require a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to facilitate access to sensitive personal data.


Interviews are scheduled to take place on 13 October 2023.


For informal enquiries, please contact Alan Slevin, Scholarly Publications & Research Data Manager at


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Open Repositories Manager (561821)