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Assistant Librarian

University of West London - Library Services

Location: London
Salary: £27,292 to £32,918 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th January 2022
Closes: 23rd January 2022
Job Ref: LIB091

The University of West London (UWL) has climbed an impressive 23 places to become one of the top 40 universities in the UK according to the influential Guardian University Guide 2021.  UWL is now ranked 34th in the UK! We were also the top university in England for teaching satisfaction and the ranking reaffirms our position as the top modern university in London.

In addition, UWL has been named University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

The Department

Library Services is at the heart of the student and academic experience at the University of West London, facilitating creation of knowledge and ideas and developing confident, critically information-literate professionals. We place particular value on supporting our institutional mission of extending higher education to those traditionally excluded from it, and in facilitating research and scholarship in ways that connect with equity and widening participation. 

The Role 

The post-holder is responsible for the provision of efficient and effective acquisitions and collection management processes for print and electronic resources. They deliver high standard cataloguing, classification and metadata services. The post holder contributes to the delivery of consistent, reliable and effective access to electronic resources.  

The Person

Applicants will be highly computer literate with previous library or publishing experience in acquisitions or subscriptions. They will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team with minimal supervision. They will have excellent communication skills. An ability to maintain high quality and accurate financial and catalogue records and work to tight deadlines is essential.  

How to Apply 

To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and fill out the application form. Further information about the application process can be found here: https://jobs.uwl.ac.uk/display.aspx?id=1253&pid=0 

Please email hr.recruitment@uwl.ac.uk  if you need any assistance with the application process.

Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing Monday, 31 January 2022. 

For informal enquiries about the position please contact Lenka Shipton, Head of Content and Scholarly Communication, Lenka.Shipton@uwl.ac.uk 

Additional Information 

Read more about working at the University of West London at https://www.uwl.ac.uk/about-us/how-university-works/why-work-uwl

Our department/school is under-represented in terms of staff from BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds, of LGBT+ identities, and with disabilities. UWL is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter, and is a Disability Confident Employer as well as a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those mentioned above to increase diversity in our workforce.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

This post is not available for UWL students.

This position does not meet the University criteria for Skilled Worker sponsorship.

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