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Assistant Librarian

University of West London - Library Services

Location: London
Salary: £28,130 to £33,901
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd September 2022
Closes: 9th October 2022
Job Ref: LIB098

The University of West London (UWL) is one of the top 40 universities in the UK according to the influential Guardian University Guide 2022. UWL is now ranked 35th in the UK.

We are ranked no.1 in the UK for student satisfaction, student voice and academic support in NSS 2022. We have also been named the University of the Year for Student Experience and the University of the Year for Teaching Quality by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

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 

We are looking for an Assistant Librarian to work across our Academic Support team and our Content and Scholarly Communications team. You will be responsible for print and digital collections management processes, including acquisition, cataloguing and access to digital resources. You will also contribute to the delivery of enquiry services and liaison to students and academic colleagues plus the creation of learning materials and training/teaching to support the teaching and learning activities of UWL schools and colleges. You will be part of the reading list team responsible for creating, adapting, administrating and reporting on UWL reading lists.

The Person

We are looking for a highly computer literate candidate with previous library or publishing experience. You will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team with minimal supervision. You will have excellent communication skills and an ability to maintain high quality and accurate work to tight deadlines.   

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 17 October 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

Library Services is under-represented in terms of staff from Black, Asian and global majority backgrounds, of LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ 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.

Annualised hours will apply to this post.  

The University of West London reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found. 

 

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