Information & Academic Skills Librarian (maternity cover)

  • Job Reference: REQ10238
  • Date Posted: 4 June 2024
  • Recruiter: London South Bank University
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £35,439 to £40,976
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Contract, Full-time

Job Description

Turning Passion into Purpose:  London South Bank University are excited to be recruiting for the post of Information and Academic Skills Librarian to join their highly skilled Library, Skills and Customer Services (LSCS) department.

This role is part of the Skills for Success team who support teaching requirements across the LSBU Group where you will utilise your pedagogical expertise and experience to design and deliver engaging skills workshops, training sessions, teaching materials and resources. You will deliver inclusive and integrated support digitally and in-person, enhancing learning outcomes through strong pedagogical methodologies and delivery methods.  

With prior experience of supporting Information and Academic Skills, you will be keen to contribute to the culture of creativity and experimentation within the wider Team, identifying, sharing, introducing, and embracing new approaches to learning and teaching support.

You will be happy to work as part of a team to identify, prepare and deliver required support and monitor and evaluate the team’s impact. You will also be happy to take the lead in specific projects and contribute to cross-team working groups within Library, Skills, and Customer Services (LSCS) championing, highlighting, and investigating specific issues of relevance to the impact of the wider Skills for Success Team across the LSBU Group.


About You:

We are looking to hear from candidates who have the following skills/experience:

  • a Library/Information Science qualification or evidence of equivalent experience, you will also hold or be working towards a teaching qualification, HEA accreditation or be able to demonstrate evidence of equivalent experience.
  • You will have experience of teaching or supporting Information and Academic Skills within an HE/FE environment and a demonstrable understanding of the skills support requirements of HE/FE students across subject areas taught by the LSBU Group.
  • With experience supporting users to make best use of information and academic practice resources across a variety of disciplines, you will be able to demonstrate evidence of designing and implementing materials, support initiatives or services to reflect sector and pedagogical best practice and engage user need both digitally and in-person.


Details About The Role:

This is a Full time, Fixed Term maternity cover for up to 1 year. The basic working week will be 35 hours, worked mainly between 0800 and 1800 but with some evening and weekend work required, and travel to work at sites across the Group. The university currently operates hybrid working, with the opportunity to work 20% remotely subject to operational requirements.

You must also be able to pass a DBS check to be considered.


Benefits and How to Apply:

As a leading Higher Education Institution LSBU offers staff a highly competitive benefits package including holiday entitlement starting at 26.5 days per annum, professional development opportunities and flexible working. Full details on the range of benefits we offer can be found here.

The person specification for this role alongside applicant guidance on what to submit within your application can be found within the candidate pack available on the website.  Click the Apply button to be taken here.


Application Deadline and Interviews:

  • The closing date for applications is 23:59pm on Sunday 23rd June 2024.
  • Interview/assessment will be held on week commencing 24th June 2024.

We are happy to talk flexible working and reasonable adjustments and aim to make our recruitment and selection process accessible to all, please contact us to discuss any support you need. The diversity of LSBU’s staff and students is a source of our strength and the richness of ideas and perspectives that this diversity brings makes LSBU a unique place to work.

This role may be eligible (depending on your personal circumstances) for sponsorship under the UKVI Skilled Worker route dependant on the successful candidates circumstances and their ability to meet the minimum number of points under the Skilled Worker route more details on this can be found within the candidate pack.

If you have any questions related to your application or queries related to reasonable adjustments, please email the recruitment team

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early, should we receive sufficient applications.