Library Assistant Content, Licensing & Intellectual Property (CLIP)

  • Job Reference: 17596
  • Date Posted: 16 September 2020
  • Recruiter: The Open University
  • Website:
  • Location: Milton Keynes
  • Salary: £23,067 to £25,941
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Library Assistant Content, Licensing & Intellectual Property (CLIP)

Learner and Discovery Services

£23,067 - £25,941

Milton Keynes

Please quote reference :  17596

Permanent Full-Time

Closing Date :  15 October, 2020 - 12:00


Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

An exciting opportunity is available to join the Learning and Discovery Services Team.

The Role

The Open University’s (OU) Library Service is innovative, customer-focussed, professional and creative. We connect the OU Community with world class information, technology and award-winning expertise to facilitate knowledge creation through learning, teaching, scholarship and research. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual with experience in administration, managing data and customer service in a changing environment, to join Library Services’ Content, Licensing and Intellectual Property team.

You will be involved in the acquisition, evaluation and management of all online and physical library content to meet the diverse needs of all Open University students, researchers and other staff.  This includes document supply and inter-library lending services to OU academics.  You will help to create and maintain detailed text and numerical data about resources throughout the cycle of purchase and contract renewal.  You will contribute to testing accessibility of content and communicate with suppliers as well as providing support to users of our content-related services.

Skills and experience

You will be educated to A-Level standard (or equivalent), or have equivalent professional experience. You will have proven competency in the use of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel and strong communication skills. You will be a confident communicator and be committed to providing excellent customer service.  You will have an excellent attention to detail and the ability to follow agreed procedures thoughtfully by questioning and dealing with anomalies as they arise in often complex administrative processes.

What you get in return

Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 30 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.

On top of a competitive salary and pension scheme, we offer many staff benefits including generous leave allowance, flexible working, fee waiver for all OU courses and qualifications, childcare vouchers, cycle-to-work scheme and secure bike parking, free on-site car parking, on-site nurseries, and many different sports and leisure clubs offering discounts and other benefits. 

Typically, the position is based at the OU's Milton Keynes campus, in easy ready of Milton Keynes central railway station (32 minutes from London Euston) and the M1 and A5.  as a temporary measure, we are requiring people to work from hom, until such times as government restrictions and advice change and allow them to work from the stated location of the role.

How to apply

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​Access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub, telephone: 01908655544, quoting the vacancy reference above.

Closing date: 15th October 2020 at 12 noon

Interview date: 13th November 2020

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

The University is unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role as per the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK.

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