Digital Development Librarian

  • Job Reference: REQ001408
  • Date Posted: 4 January 2023
  • Recruiter: The University of Law
  • Website: https://www.law.ac.uk
  • Location: ULaw Online Campus - Homeworkers
  • Remote Working: 100% remote working possible
  • Salary: £35,000
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

The University of Law (ULaw) is one of the world's largest law schools. With an impressive history dating back to 1876, we employ over 1,000 staff and have over 14,000 students studying on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, along with an alumni network in excess of 100,000. We were the first-ever independent institution to be granted degree awarding powers and in 2012 we gained university title. With a rich heritage and a reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices, we continuously focus on developing the best legal and business minds. In 2016, we opened our leading Business School, further enhancing our reputation as a full service legal, business and educational training specialist, operating from campuses throughout the UK, Berlin and Hong Kong and an Online campus.

What really sets us apart from other universities is the guiding principle that future lawyers and business leaders should learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context, with plenty of practical interactive engagement. That's why we keep our contact hours high and our teaching groups small.

We are looking to recruit a Digital Learning Development Librarian to support our Skills Academy and Online Campus, who will proactively support the creation and delivery of asynchronous self-paced learning and support to our Online Campus, one of the largest campuses at ULaw with over 6000 students. The University of Law is a full-service law school with an ambitious goal to diversify and develop its future course portfolio.

As a Digital Learning Development Librarian at The University of Law you will:

  • Partner with the Programme Lead Librarians at each of our UK campuses to determine and fulfil requirements relating to collections, skills development, asynchronous online learning requirements and Online Campus  
  • Design and deliver accessible high-quality webinars and online interventions for Online Campus students in conjunction with programme delivery teams and colleagues in other teams, such as Study Skills, as appropriate 
  • Manage the design and ongoing development of engaging self-directed materials (such as simulations, quizzes, and podcasts) to support all students’ information and digital skills 
  • Maintain awareness of our online resources and our on-campus offering 
  • Partner with colleagues in other areas, such as Study Skills, to co-design online teaching interventions and communicate their initiatives to the rest of the library service  
  • Collaboratively work with wider members of the Library Service to ensure online skills training is connected to all other areas i.e., programmes, campuses and research 

 We are looking for somebody who is:

  • Able to demonstrate a library and customer service background, who is skilled in both learning technology and design of self-paced learning materials for courses or e-learning platforms
  • Familiar with e-learning design or creation of distance learning material and experience teaching and training activities in a library context
  • Able to display a good level of digital literacy, including use of Microsoft Office, library systems, discovery tools and databases
  • Able to work on own initiative and prioritise own workload and maintains a good knowledge of emerging learning technologies and latest trends within e-learning

This is a remote, full time role of 35 hours a week. The role is primarily remote, within our Online Campus, but flexibility is required to travel to our other UK campuses for team meetings or project work. 

The successful candidate will be a dedicated team member and good at building relationships with a wide range of individuals but will also be confident working by themselves.

We offer an excellent range of competitive benefits including a generous annual leave allowance, private medical scheme, contributory pension scheme, life assurance, training and qualifications, and travel loans. As part of the tutor development programme, we will also support you to study for a recognised teaching qualification within your first 18 months of employment.

For further information or to arrange an informal discussion please reach out to Julia or Liz in our Talent team talentacquisition@law.ac.uk  or Matthew Carl in our Skills Academy team matthew.carl@law.ac.uk.

No agencies please.

We pride ourselves on being open-minded when reviewing applications, we will consider candidates based on your potential, rather than an exact match to the role requirements.

Some posts within the University are subject to a DBS check - you will be notified of this during the application process.

What do we offer?

We offer an inclusive and supportive work environment and are committed to developing our staff through a variety of means including educational sponsorship, discounted course fees and a range of in-house training. We also offer a generous annual leave allowance and private medical insurance.

Our approach:

Equity and Inclusion is central to everything we do. We are actively committed to promoting and participating in good practice in the way we attract and retain staff, as we appreciate the value and benefits of a truly diverse workforce. Aligned to this is the opportunity to join one of our three peer staff networks for Disabled staff, LGBTQ+ staff and staff from an underrepresented race, ethnicity and/or cultural heritage.

We celebrate difference and recognise the benefits that this brings to our inclusive culture, including age, disability, gender identity and expression, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation and socio economic background. The University is committed to ensuring our workforce is reflective of our diverse student population and wider society; we are striving to increase the representation of Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds across all roles and at all levels. All appointments will be made on merit.

We’re also committed to providing adjustments to those who may require support with the recruitment process - please contact the ULaw Talent Acquisition Team via talentacquisition@law.ac.uk.

The salary for this post is £35,000 per annum, plus benefits.

Closing date: 30th January 2023