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Manager (Catalyst)

Library & Learning Services

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £31,406 to £34,304 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Sunday 29 May 2022
Interview Date:  Wednesday 15 June 2022
Reference:  EHA1634-0522

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students.

About the Role

Located on Edge Hill’s Ormskirk campus, Catalyst is home to Library and Learning Services, Student Services and Careers. Nominated for multiple awards, Catalyst covers five floors and is home to the main University library. It offers spaces for study and research as well as the delivery of appointment and training services, with multiple departments using the building. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Manager to join the department to lead projects, explore innovation in the sector and contribute to the delivery of key student support services at the university. As Catalyst Manager you’ll also be responsible for delivering an outstanding space at the heart of an award-winning campus as we seek to review our offer in light of increased digital take up within the University.

About You

As Catalyst Manager, you will be an excellent communicator with the ability to build and maintain relationships with experience of managing facilities at a senior level, with a proven record of delivering quality services that meet user needs.

You will have demonstratable time management skills with the ability to work on own initiative as well as experience in leading teams and developing yourself and others around you.

You should be approachable, be able to take ownership over problems and show an enthusiasm for creativity and the use of digital services and tools.


You will benefit from 25 days annual leave plus 13 bank holiday and University closure days per annum. We aim to provide our staff with a positive work life balance and have a range of schemes in place to support this. Your continued professional development is as important to us as it is to you and we demonstrate this through our investment in your CPD activity. 

You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme and have access to our staff benefits platform, which provides you with discounts across the high street to help you save money on your everyday spending such as supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more. We also offer discounted membership to our state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities.

About Us

Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

You’ll be working for a multi award-winning institution that has been named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and shortlisted for the overall UK University of the Year award. Edge Hill has also recently been awarded University of the Year in the Educate North Awards (2021) in recognition of our continued commitment to deliver an exceptional student experience and the exceptional progress we have made to deliver investment and innovation over the past 12 months, while placing students at the heart of everything we do.

The University has judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Jenny Foster at 

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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