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Head of eLibrary, Knowledge and Archive Services

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Head of eLibrary, Knowledge and Archive Services

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Knowledge & Information Management

  • Job ref:

    DR - 26580

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £46,974 Pro Rata

  • Contact:

    Daniel Rose

  • Contact email:

  • Posted:


  • Duration:

    Permanent Part Time

  • Startdate:


Head of eLibrary, Knowledge and Archive Services (eLKAS)


£46,974 Pro Rata

21 hours per week

ASAP Start


About the company


Looking to use your talents to make a difference? A career with The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy could be the start of something special. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy are a membership organisation of more than 64,000 chartered physiotherapists, associate and physio students. Founded by four nurses in 1894, the CSP was awarded its Royal Charter in 1920 and has become the profession's leading membership organisation in the UK.


Sue Hill Recruitment are delighted to be working exclusively with The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, who are looking to recruit a Head of eLibrary, Knowledge and Archive Services to develop an effective evidence-based culture within the CSP and to ensure the highest quality member experience.


Main duties and responsibilities

·        Lead the development of robust evidence searches to inform physiotherapy practice, CSP policy and the CSP corporate strategy.

·        Lead and co-ordinate a training programme that builds CSP staff capability and capacity in critical appraisal.

·        Manage the eLKAS and eLKAS Assistant.

·        Lead ongoing work to embed WorldCat Discovery and WorldShare Management Services (library management system) within eLKAS to create a ‘world leading’ physiotherapy resource for members and staff.

·        Provide subject matter expertise in Knowledge Management and copyright law.

·        Use specialist literature/evidence searching to create high-quality evidence searches and products (including systematic reviews) that can be used to underpin physiotherapy practice, research and policy.

·        Be highly responsive to requests from staff to identify evidence to support urgent requests and delivery of the CSP strategy.

·        Develop processes and accompanying guidance to ensure consistency and quality of CSP generated published work.

·        Lead and co-ordinate the development and delivery of a bespoke training programme to support CSP staff in planning and developing evidence reviews.

·        Lead and develop the eLKAS library and knowledge management systems, working with the eLKAS Assistant to provide an efficient and integrated eLKAS experience for users.

·        Ensure eLKAS is cost effective by:

Ø  Managing the eLKAS budget

Ø  Leading on and improving licencing and subscriptions contracts with key stakeholders, such as the Wellcome Collection, EBSCO, and ejournal, ebook, database and library management system providers.

·        Develop a network with Higher Education Institution (HEI) librarians who support the delivery of physiotherapy pre- and post-registration programmes.

·        Provide subject matter expertise to the CSP Knowledge Management Group to support ongoing work across the organisation.

·        Provide expertise to the CSP on copyright law.

·        Communicate with clarity complex, contentious and challenging evidence with staff and network members.

·        Actively promote and ensure personal compliance with the CSP principles of equity and valuing diversity in all aspects of work.

·        The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job description are indicative and may vary over time depending on business need. Post holders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and in accordance with the needs of the team.





Person Specification


·        Degree or postgraduate qualification in library or information related studies, or demonstrable experience working in a library, knowledge or information setting.

·        Chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals advantageous.

·        Previous experience in a professional position in an e-library and information service.

·        Experience in leading and coordinating the development and delivery of training resources.

·        Knowledge of managing/developing online resources, databases and elibrary systems.

·        Previous experience of managing budgets, including purchasing and negotiation with suppliers.

·        Experience of staff management and managing teams and/or transformation projects to deliver high quality elibrary / information services.

·        Specialist skills in systematic literature searches, including compiling and exporting searches to develop a robust review.

·        Knowledge of copyright information and licensing and the implications for an organisation.

·        Strong planning and stakeholder engagement skills to support the development of work plans, resources and projects and identifying opportunities for evaluation and improvement.

·        Intermediate skill levels in reference management software and the following Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, MS Teams, SharePoint.