Academic Services Supervisor

School/department: The Library (Academic Services)
Hours: full time
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 1948
Salary: starting at £24,565 and rising to £28,452 per annum
Closing date:  22 May 2017.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: asap

Job description

An opportunity has arisen in the University Library for a Grade 5 Academic Services Supervisor. The post is full time and permanent.

The successful candidate will be based in the Learning and Teaching Support team of the Library’s Academic Services section. The Learning and Teaching Support team is responsible for library provision for students on undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses.

The post-holder will assist the Learning and Teaching Librarian with the provision of reading lists for all taught students; selecting and purchasing books and other resources.

They will also assist academics with the creation and editing on their online reading lists, dealing with enquiries and helping with advocacy and promotional events. 

The post-holder will help with the delivery of teaching across all disciplines, through workshops and lectures within the Academic Schools. They will also support students on an individual basis via bookable 1-2-1 tutorials. 

They will work with the Learning and Teaching Librarian to develop the Skills Hub, including editing online learning content and delivery of training to students to support their academic studies. They will also work with the Collection Development Librarians to supervise collection management projects and assist with the Library’s enquiry service.

Some weekend and evening work will be required.

Download job description and person specification Ref 1948 [PDF 103.23KB]

How to apply

Download our non-academic application form [DOC 183.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 162.50KB] fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application and personal details and equal opportunities form to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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