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Subject Librarian

Library Services

Salary:   £33,826 to £38,803 per annum
Release Date:   Thursday 09 June 2022
Closing Date:   Monday 27 June 2022
Interview Date:   Tuesday 12 July 2022
Reference:   LIB093

The University of West London (UWL) is one of the top 40 universities in the UK and the top modern university in London according to the influential Guardian University Guide 2021.

We were also named University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, being described by the editor as “regularly among the top-performing universities” and proving that “it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”.  

Over the last few years, we have invested more than £150 million into our campus to create an inspiring social and learning environment for students. The University puts our students at the heart of everything we do: dedicated to providing an excellent student experience delivering positive, life-changing outcomes - a combination of career focused courses and tailored pedagogic care delivered within a supportive community.  

Find out more about us www.uwl.ac.uk/about-us 

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 a Subject Librarian to join the UWL Library Academic Support Team. The post-holder will be responsible for supporting the teaching, learning and research activities of the School of Law and the subject areas of Criminology and Policing.

The successful candidate will design and teach information literacy classes to students at different levels within a school/college/subject and evaluate the impact of this work. They will be responsible for managing the relevant reading lists and selecting and ordering material for the subject area. They will be the principal contact between the library and the school/college/subject area and will be responsible for liaison, consultation and communication between both parties. They will work closely with the school/college/subject to provide excellent enquiry and study support for students and staff.   

The Person

The preferred candidate will be a pro-active, forward looking, service-oriented individual with a professional library qualification or equivalent experience, excellent communication skills and experience of working in a library environment. 

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 11th July. 

If you have any questions about the opportunity before applying, please contact Davina Omar, Head of Academic Support (davina.omar@uwl.ac.uk), for an informal discussion. 

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 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

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

Library Services has implemented an annualised hours working framework to ensure maximum flexibility for individual staff and the University.  

The post will be based at our Ealing campus but may be required to travel to our other campuses as required.  

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