Could you cover our Textbook Manager's maternity leave?

Posted on November 08, 2022 by Alison Fox

Want to join one of the most exciting, innovative open access publishers around? Then look no further, we're looking for a new team member to join the UCL Press team, covering our Textbook Manager's maternity leave! For a full job description, and to apply, visit Applications close on 4th December 2022.

About us

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 6.5 million downloads globally.

About the role

The role will be 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 fixed-term appointment, covering maternity leave, will be on UCL Grade 8. The salary range will be £47,414 - £55,805 per annum; inclusive of London Allowance. 

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. 

For a full job description, and to apply, visit Applications close on 4th December 2022.

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.

For further information about the vacancy including the full job description and person specification about the vacancy and how to apply online, please go to and search for Reference Number B09-00032


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