Academic Librarian

University of Northampton

Job Type

Full Time Fixed Term


£30,487 – £37,099 per annum


Waterside Campus

About the Job

Full time – Fixed term: 7 months or until the return of the post holder, whichever is sooner

Interview Date: 14 December 2023

Library, Learning and Student Services is seeking a highly motivated academic librarian. The post supports nursing and health profession programmes including occupational therapy, podiatry, paramedic science, physiotherapy and public health. You will undertake collection development, integrated information and digital literacy teaching and faculty liaison.

The post is full time and fixed term to cover a staff member undertaking a research fellowship. The post might particularly suit newly-qualified candidates, those with relevant experience looking for a development opportunity or those seeking experience in a different sector. Applicants seeking to undertake the role as a external secondment opportunity are encouraged.

The post is based at the Waterside campus with additional opportunities for flexible working include working times and remote working in line with post requirements. These can be discussed with the recruiting manager.

The post includes 25 days holiday, additional closed days, bank holidays and a local government pension.

We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another.  With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact the recruiting manager Darren Flynn, Academic Liaison Manager: [email protected]

About you

You will demonstrate:

– Experience in building relationships with academic and professional services colleagues

– Developing and delivering high quality teaching and training

– Commitment to delivering student-focused services

You will have a qualification in Library and Information Science or an equivalent level of skill and knowledge working in the library or information sector relevant to the job description. Teaching materials will be provided but you will have experience delivering information and digital literacy skills training and using technology to support teaching and learning activities. You will show excellent skills in written and oral communication, an eye for detail and have a self-motivated and organised approach to work.



  • Library/Information Science qualification or substantial experience working in libraries or the information sector relevant to job description


  • Undergraduate degree, equivalent qualification (e.g. apprenticeship) or demonstrable level of continuing professional development


Library, Learning and Student Services (LLSS) consists of the University Library (incorporating Academic Services and Service Development) and also the areas of Learning Technology, Learning and Teaching Enhancement, and Student Services.

The post is based within the Academic Services team which includes Academic Librarians. Reading Lists and Scholarly Systems.
Library, Learning and Student Services is based within the Learning Hub, an innovative library, study and teaching building at the new Waterside campus in Northampton.

About Us

Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That’s why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

Right to Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

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