Subject Librarian

Bath Spa University
Newton St Loe, Bath
£13,026- £15,538 per annum
24 Nov 2016
02 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Part Time

Post Title: Subject Librarian 

Academic Unit/Department: Library and Learning Services

Location: Newton Park

Line Manager: Deputy Director (Learning Enhancement)

Rate of Pay: £13,026- £15,538 per annum, pro rata of £26,052 - £31,076 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Part  time - 18.5 hours (Job share)

Ref: 11/16/1230

Closing Date: 12 midnight GMT, 8 December 2016

Interview Date:

About us

Bath Spa University's vision is to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. We offer you the best of everything.  A modern, forward-thinking university based in a city steeped in heritage, our stunning working environment is full of people with talent and energy.  We combine a focus on transforming the lives of our students with a commitment to developing the careers of our staff.

Our dedicated Library & Learning Services team support teaching, learning and research in collaboration with staff and students. We aim to deliver a seamless experience across the University providing excellent digital and physical resources to our staff and students whilst providing environments that encourage study, learning and creativity.

About the role

In this job share role you will support the University's Institute for Education and the Field of Writing and Performance within our College of Liberal Arts. You will co-ordinate and deliver innovative Information and Digital Literacy sessions to students and staff as well as being responsible for dynamic, cross-disciplinary collection development and management of Library and Learning Services budgets in relation to your allocated subjects. You will be able to take an active role in departmental projects and working groups to help us to provide a responsive and ever improving experience for our users.

Working as a key member of the Library & Learning Services team, you will take a leading role in the planning, management and development of library resources to improve staff and student engagement at  Newton  Park  and  work  in  collaboration  with  colleagues  in  campus  libraries  at  Sion  Hill  and Corsham Court. Working as an integral part of the Subject Librarian team you will have the opportunity to be directly involved in the shaping of library policy and practice as we look to respond dynamically to the needs of the University during an exciting phase of its development.    

About you (requirements)

Together with a degree or postgraduate qualification in librarianship - or a related discipline - you have a track record of delivering quality, innovative Information and/or Digital Literacy provision, ideally in Higher Education. We will expect you to demonstrate excellent communication skills, budgetary experience and practical problem-solving.

We are looking for someone with strong team working values and experience who is organised and committed to the professional development of themselves and others. Crucially, you are an energetic, dedicated professional who is enthusiastic about the role of the Librarian in learning enhancement and teaching and focused on providing the highest level of support to students and staff.

If you have any specific questions regarding this post, please contact Richard Swales on 01225 876365      

How to apply

For further information or to apply on-line please visit   Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed.  Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff.  These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community