Teaching and Learning Library Officer Ref 21425

Division: Library
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE / 36.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 21425
Salary: starting at £28,759 to £32,982 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 05 September 2023
Closing date:  04 October 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: to be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Library’s Teaching and Learning team. In this role you will be supporting a small team and play an important part in the delivery of Library teaching; helping students to get the most out of our physical and digital resources. You will support the Teaching and Learning Librarian in delivering information literacy, research and academic skills teaching for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students across all subject areas.

This involves in-person teaching and training across campus embedded in university modules. You will deliver sessions on campus to both large and small groups in lecture theatres and seminar rooms and deliver 1-2-1 support both in-person and online.

This role also entails a substantial amount of administrative work. You’ll be required to co-manage a busy inbox, track and schedule group and 1-2-1 sessions, collate statistics and contribute to our online educational and support platforms including updating content on the Subject Guides, Skills Hub and Canvas VLE.

In addition you will also play a part as part of the wider team in answering questions about these resources and services by contributing to our in-person and online enquiry services. In this role you will be required to supervise, support and train library assistants in delivering a range of excellent student-oriented services.

About you

This role would be suited to someone who enjoys working in a busy university library interacting with students, supporting with databases, referencing and digital and academic skills. You will be comfortable with Microsoft office tools, have the skills to manage your own workload and communicate clearly with the team, line management and stakeholders. You will also be confident using, and experimenting with, the digital tools that enable you to best support student learning.

Please contact Nicholas Heavey n.heavey@sussex.ac.uk for informal enquiries

About our Division

Founded in 1961, the University Library is an important research facility in the UK with exceptional services and internationally significant collections. Today the Library is far more than a building and a collection of printed materials. It plays a central role in the creation, publication, application and preservation of knowledge and research at our thriving University. As a crucial partner in the University’s learning and research agendas, the Library constantly seeks ways to be as closely connected as possible to the changing nature of the work of Schools to contribute fully to the enrichment of the lives of their students and the advancement of their research

Why work here…

Our University is situated just off of the A27, next to the beautiful South Downs where you will enjoy everything that our 150-acre campus has to offer. We are easily accessible by public transport; a 5-minute walk from the train station and bus stops within the campus. We have dedicated cycling paths and encourage our staff to cycle to work with our offering of a cycle to work scheme. 

Sussex is a renowned, research-led International University and this is only possible because of the people that work here. Whether you are Faculty, Student, or a member of a Professional Services Team, it’s our people that make us great and we want you to be part of that.

The benefits that you will receive from day one:

  • Generous pension scheme  12% total Pension Scheme(grades 1-6) 31.4% total (grades7-10)
  • Life insurance of up to 3 times your annual salary for any pension-enrolled employees.
  • Purchase additional Annual Leave though our Scheme for a great home and work life balance
  • Discounts of public transport, Cycle to work Scheme, and special rates in hotels in Brighton and the Sussex region.
  • Discounts on high-street shops through our Rewards partner, along with a Cash back Health Plan.
  • Considerable discount on our on-site Gym Facilities because we care about our employees’ Health and Wellbeing.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 


How to apply

Download our professional services application form and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to jobapps@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) 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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