Library Services and Academic Liaison Manager – London Centres

The University of Law

The University of Law is the UKs Longest established specialist provider of legal education with 10 centres around the UK. We combine years of experience with a modern fresh approach focused on ensuring our students achieve their career ambitions. Our success is built on continual innovation, and making sure we reflect the needs of today’s employers. The University’s track record of excellence in learning and development has helped the University establish worldwide connections with the legal services market.   

In 2015, the University launched the De Broc School of Business, a pioneering new business school, with an ambition to provide business education that is designed to make students ready for the workplace by helping them to gain the life skills that employers want in today’s world. 

The University of Law (ULaw) has very recently been awarded a gold ranking in the Government led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The University’s Library Service is designed to support excellence in teaching and learning and we now have an opportunity for a professionally qualified Manager to lead our Library services in our Moorgate and Bloomsbury centres by coordinating the provision of high quality library and information services to students and staff including training in research and information literacy. The post holder will lead Faculty engagement and partnership working in London to support academic enhancement and business development. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Organising and managing the delivery of the Library service in line with the University’s strategic objectives, to ensure quality standards and best practice are adhered to. Overseeing the collection management cycle in the London libraries.
  • Ensuring that an enquiry service and other library support for users is provided in an efficient, timely and relevant manner with responsibility for the recruitment, performance, training and development of the library team.
  • Contributing to the work of the University Library Services team in monitoring and evaluating the service and informing on the strategic direction of the department.

The successful candidate will be a Qualified Information Professional educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally a Chartered member of CILIP. We are looking for previous experience in an academic or legal context with knowledge of business or legal research.  The postholder will have an excellent understanding of the academic environment with a good level of awareness in current developments in academic libraries.   Relationship management experience with a strong problem solving ability and meticulous attention to detail are prerequisites for the role. 

We offer an excellent range of competitive benefits including a generous annual leave allowance, private medical scheme, contributory pension scheme, life assurance, training and qualifications, travel loans and childcare vouchers.

Please visit our website www.law.ac.uk/vacancies for a full job description, person specification and application form. Please email your completed application form to work@law.ac.uk.

Please note, CVs will not be considered and only application forms are accepted for this role.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Stephen Holt on 01483 216219 or Stephen.holt@law.ac.uk

No agencies please.

Please note, this role may be subject to a DBS check.

The University of Law is committed to the equality of opportunity.

Closing date – Tuesday 29th August 2017 at 12.00 noon
Interview date – Thursday 07 September 2017

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