Assistant Business Librarian

  • Job Reference: 4643
  • Date Posted: 19 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Cranfield University
  • Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £28,203 to £32,039
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Contract, Full-time
  • Duration: Fixed Term Contract for 12 months

Job Description

Assistant Business Librarian

Cranfield University

Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £28,203 to £32,039 per annum. 

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months

Cranfield, Bedfordshire


An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a passionate and enthusiastic candidate to join our team of Teaching and Learning Librarians in the library service at Cranfield University. 

About the Role

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to join the Library Education and Skills team to provide high-quality support to students and academic staff in the School of Management (SoM). The successful candidate will work with our Teaching and Learning Librarians to develop and deliver training in library and information literacy topics, including the creation of online guides, activities and videos. Enquiry support, resource selection, supporting specialist business databases such as Bloomberg and special projects will also form part of the role.   So they will need to be customer focused and continually improve their practice in order to enhance the student experience. 

About You

You should be a qualified (or qualifying) librarian and/or have some prior experience of supporting information literacy skills in a higher education setting.

You will be highly motivated, have a passion for teaching and learning, with excellent communication and digital skills. You will need to demonstrate an interest in specialist financial databases.

Some evening and weekend working may be necessary on occasion.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

The Library plays an integral role in the life of the University and sits within the Student Experience Professional Services Unit (PSU).  The Library Service has three individual libraries across both University sites. At Cranfield campus the Kings Norton Library, designed by Sir Norman Foster, serves the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, the School of Water, Energy and Environment and the School of Management. The School of Management Library is located within the School of Management and provides additional embedded support for staff and students in the School. The Barrington Library is based at the Defence Academy on the Shrivenham site and serves Cranfield Defence and Security.

The Education and Skills Support team, comprising of Teaching and Learning Librarians, Assistant Teaching and Learning Librarians and Skills professionals, are based at all three libraries but regularly collaborate to ensure we are providing a first-class learner experience to all our staff and students.    

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.


How to apply    

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact David Abdy, Library Education and Skills Support Manager

Please click on the Apply button to be taken to the website to make your application. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4643.

Closing date for receipt of applications:  Thursday 5th October 2023

Interviews to be held: Week beginning 16th October 2023