Scholarly Communications Officer (Metadata) – CG1967NB

The University of St Andrews is seeking an enthusiastic individual who can bring expertise in bibliographic metadata or cataloguing to the Open Research Team in the University’s Libraries & Museums.  


The post holder will have responsibility for supporting the Scholarly Communications (Open Access) Team to provide an accurate description of the University’s scholarly record, to enhance discovery of our publications and support compliance with funder mandates, including requirements for UKRI and research assessment exercises. You will have knowledge of the academic publishing process and awareness of the open access environment in the UK and be able to apply metadata standards in the context of a research information system covering a range of subject areas.  


We are looking for a candidate who has the ambition to contribute to the success of the wider team in supporting our researchers to disseminate their research in an increasingly open research environment. This is a new post, offered until 31 Mar 2025 in the first instance, with the intention to extend.  


Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Kyle Brady, email:


Applications are particularly welcome from people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in professional posts at the University.    


Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience.  We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network.  Full details available online:


In accordance with the new immigration rules, it is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers.  The University encourages all interested candidates to apply regardless of nationality and all applications received are assessed against the essential and desirable criteria listed in the further particulars.  The successful candidate will have to demonstrate their right to work in the UK prior to commencing employment and where required, obtain the right to work in the UK without relying on University sponsorship.  Information on other visa options is available at or by contacting our HR Immigration Team on


This post will/may be primarily based at the Eden Campus at Guardbridge, a state-of-the-art working environment for professional services units.


Closing Date: 20 June 2022  at midday                                     Interview Date: 30 June 2022 (TBC)


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Further Particulars: CG1967NB FPs.doc



Libraries and Museums

Salary: £23,487 - £27,116 per annum

Start Date: 1 Aug 2022 or ASAP

Fixed term: up to 31 March 2025

Scholarly Communications Officer (Metadata) – CG1967NB