Faculty Librarian

Kingston University




Library & Learning Services

The Role

Working within the Students Directorate, this key role is responsible for providing leadership, motivation and direction to library staff. Working collaboratively, you will assist in the development and delivery of the Library and Learning Services team to ensure an appropriate learning resource base for staff and students.

The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues, the Head of Library and Learning Services and the Student Services Director, to ensure the university’s agreed strategic aims are embedded into functional plans for successful outcomes.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in delivering library services in a higher education environment. You will share our passion for an excellent student experience and the transformational impact of Learning at a modern and welcoming university. You will provide high quality innovative support for learning, teaching and research within your allocated subjects, including information skills teaching and information regulation.

A team player with excellent interpersonal skills and equally confident working on your own as a self-starter, you will demonstrate an innovative and imaginative approach to new and challenging situations. You can interpret data, develop subject knowledge related to the academic and subject portfolio and think laterally and creatively in problem resolution. 

Responsive to a wide range of users, needs and pressures, you will be involved in the creation and delivery of information skills teaching, project-based work, liaison and service initiatives that require a sound understanding of a library’s role in Higher Education. You will have experience of emerging information environments, digital developments and the implications for learning, teaching and research and the provision of services and stock.


Help deliver high quality learning resources and services to Kingston University staff and students

Library and Learning Services support a range of information-driven activity from skills support through to innovative online learning experiences. We are key to the success of our students and staff in pursuing their learning, teaching and research ambitions.

A core part of our activity is to work closely and seamlessly with colleagues across the institution to achieve the best possible outcomes for the University community. Our staff embrace creativity as we seek to ensure staff and students develop the skills and knowledge to utilise learning resources effectively in a complex and interconnected world.

Further information

This is a full time, permanent position with a starting salary of £47,004 per annum.

Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 14th June 2023.

For informal enquiries, please contact Sandra Leitch , Head of Library & Learning Services.

Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students’ identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are – so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. 

To apply click on ‘Apply Now’. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected]  or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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