Academic Services Supervisor

School/department: The Library
Hours: Part time (18.25 hours/0.5 FTE)
Contract: Fixed term for 12 months
Reference: 2514
Salary: starting at £24,983 and rising to £28,936 per annum, pro rata
Placed on: 5 October 2017
Closing date:  23 October 2017.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 3 November 2017
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

We are seeking to appoint an Academic Services Supervisor to work within the Academic Services section of the Library. This is a part time and fixed term post.

The post holder will report to the Collection Development Librarians and will supervise collection management projects. They will assist the Learning and Teaching Librarians with the provision of reading lists for all taught students; selecting and purchasing books and other resources and assisting academics with the creation and editing on their online reading lists.

They will assist with the development of online support for students and researchers through the Skills Hub and the Library’s online guides. They will also support students on an individual basis via bookable 1-2-1 tutorials.

The post holder will support the development of services to support Open Access and the University’s institutional repository, Sussex Research Online. They will create support materials, edit web content and gather statistics to support internal and external reporting.

To succeed in this post you must enjoy working as a member of a small team in a busy environment. You must be able to demonstrate initiative, be well organised and flexible. Good web and IT skills and excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. An understanding of the changes and trends in scholarly communication is essential.

Some weekend and evening work will be required.

For further information: Contact Chloe Dobson, Collection Development Librarian, or Helen Webb, Research Support Librarian,

To apply, please complete the application form, making sure that you include details of how you meet the Person Specification.


Download job description and person specification Ref 2514 [PDF 104.01KB]

How to apply

Download our non-academic application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and 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.

Download our terms and conditions summary for Clerical and Related Staff Terms and Conditions [DOC 35.00KB]

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