Head of Library Services

Job Description

University of Bedfordshire


Head of Library Services

Reference Number: BEDS2268

Salary: £53,348 - £60,023 per annum

Hours: Permanent, Full-time, 37hpw

Location: Luton Campus Library, will include regular visits to Bedford campus library and occasional visits to Aylesbury Campus Library

Closing date: 23 May 2022

Interviews for this post will be held on 13 June 2022


We are recruiting for the vacancy of Head of Library Services. The post is responsible for front line services over 3 campuses and 37 staff (13 direct reposts).

Head of Library Services is responsible for the strategic vision, development and delivery of our front line services, as well as our physical spaces. They will work closely with colleagues across Library and Learning Resources, Facilities and professional services, to ensure that we are maximizing opportunities to enhance our student experience.

A member of the Library and Learning Resources’ Senior Management Team, you will help shape the strategic direction of the department and be as an advocate for Libraries, through stakeholder liaison and representation on appropriate Working Groups. A committed, flexible and emotionally intelligent approach is essential, along with strong leadership skills and a sound knowledge of the student journey.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Sarah Arkle Director of Library and Learning Resources, email sarah.arkle@beds.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The post is based at Luton Campus Library and will include regular visits to Bedford campus library and occasional visits to Aylesbury Campus Library.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and values the diversity of all its workforce and student population.

Please note that CVs will only be accepted in addition to a fully completed application form.

All applications must be received by midnight on the closing date. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.