Assistant Librarian (Open Access) Salary: starting from £33,661 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Closing Date: 20/09/2023 Reference: 2372-23-PS

University of East London


Docklands Campus


starting from £33,661 per annum inclusive of London Weighting

Post Type: 

Full Time

Post Type: 


Closing Date:

Wednesday 20 September 2023

Interview Date:

Thursday 05 October 2023



About Us

The University of East London Library, Archives and Learning Services directorate is seeking to appoint an Assistant Librarian to work closely with the Scholarly Communications Manager to support the delivery of high-quality Open Access services. The Library, Archives and Learning Services at UEL is a diverse, customer-focused service committed to enhancing the experience of all members of the University and the wider community. With two campus libraries providing a range of study spaces for our customers and a wealth of online resources and services we are proud holders of the Customer Service Excellence award. 

About the Job

A member of the Content and Digital Environments team, you will be responsible for administering UEL’s Research Repository for research outputs, ensuring compliance with deadlines and with copyright and publisher requirements. You will provide training and assistance on Open Access, support compliance with UEL’s open access policy and external policies, playing a key role in preparation for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Additionally, you will:

  • Promote the repository service to the University community, working with the Scholarly Communications Manager, Academic Services Librarians, and Research Excellence team to ensure appropriate awareness of open access requirements across UEL.
  • Support the development of repository functionality, including contributing to the development of the current research information system (CRIS).
  • Be responsible for administration and record keeping related to article processing charges e.g. processing invoices, and producing regular reports on expenditure.

About You

You will be able to demonstrate your understanding of Open Access principles and possess an awareness of the wider scholarly publishing environment. You will be able to work independently and as part of a team, and will be committed to providing excellent customer service, using your presentation, advocacy, and digital skills, to provide support to a diverse community.

We welcome applications from candidates who have worked in scholarly communications, libraries, archives, records management, or, have a background in research or other relevant experience.

Benefits Package

Here at UEL we understand it’s about more than just a salary. It’s about the entire package on offer along with our outstanding work environment and inclusive culture. We know the market rates for this vacancy and will offer a genuinely competitive salary DOE.

We care deeply about your wellbeing and our benefits includes: 20% pension (4% from you, 16% from us), 25 days holiday (plus 3 days over Christmas) plus bank holidays, hybrid working for most positions, and we’re always open to consider flexible working arrangements. We have a shared success bonus of £4,250 pa, subsidised gym membership, 3 times base salary life assurance, a cashback healthcare scheme and wide variety of other generous benefits including discounts on: Apple and Samsung products, holidays, clothing, fitness, lifestyle, dining out and weekly shopping.

Equal Opportunities

UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.

So, if you’d like to take your career to the next level with us here at the University of East London and are inspired by our environment and committed to success, we want you to apply today!

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To contact the recruitment team please phone +44 20 8223 3000 x 4600 or e-mail [email protected]

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff and student populations, is representative and inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.

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