Subject Librarian

Bath, Somerset
£15,631 - £21,601 per annum
01 Aug 2017
03 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Post Title: Subject Librarian (0.6)                  

Academic Unit/Department: Library and Learning Services

Location: Newton Park

Line Manager: Deputy Director of Library Services (Learning Enhancement)

Rate of Pay: £15,631 - £21,601 per annum, pro rata of £26,052 - £36,001 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)

Contract:  Permanent

Hours: Part Time - 22.2 hrs per week (3 days of the week) - Job Share

Ref: 06/17/1846

Closing Date: 12 midnight GMT, 3rd September 2017

Interview Date: W/C 18th September 2017

About us

At Bath Spa University we work with one clear vision: to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. And we place collaboration at the heart of everything we do. With ever growing student numbers, we make sure our people are engaged and empowered by blending digital technologies, international perspectives, work-oriented connections and inspirational teaching. Together we’re on a journey to transform our students’ lives. And it starts with people like you.

About the role

The post holder will be responsible for supporting the University’s Field of Culture and Environment within our College of Liberal Arts.  You will co-ordinate and deliver innovative Information and Digital Literacy sessions to students and staff and take an active role in collection development and responsibility for managing LLS budgets in relation to your allocated Field.  You will be able to make an effective contribution to departmental projects and working groups to help us to provide a responsive and ever improving experience for our users.

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 LLS Learning Enhancement 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.    

This is a job share role working Monday to Wednesday all year round. There is a possibility of some evening work being required.

About you (requirements)

Alongside a postgraduate qualification in librarianship - or a related discipline - you will have a track record of delivering quality, innovative Information and/or Digital Literacy provision, ideally in Higher Education or you will be a new professional who shows enthusiasm and potential to succeed in the Higher Education environment.  We will expect you to demonstrate excellent communication skills, budgetary experience and practical problem-solving ability.

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.

A successful candidate with appropriate professional accreditation will be appointed at Grade 7 (£19,202 - £21,601 per annum). Those without professional accreditation will be appointed on Grade 6 (£15,631 - £18,646 per annum) and progress to Grade 7 on completion of appropriate professional accreditation - Either Chartered Librarian status or Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (or appropriate equivalent).

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

How to apply

For further information or to apply on-line please click apply.

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

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a Tier 2 (general) visa.  For further information, please visit the following link:

Previous applicants need not apply - previous applications will be considered in this shortlisting round

We value a diverse workforce and would particularly welcome applications from BME candidates

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