Medical, Healthcare and AFBI Librarian

  • Job Reference: 20/108104
  • Date Posted: 27 January 2020
  • Recruiter: Queen's University Belfast
  • Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Salary: £52,560 to £60,905
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Medical, Healthcare and AFBI Librarian    Ref: 20/108104

Information Services

Salary: £52,560


You will be leading and managing the strategy, planning, development and delivery of Library Services for staff and students primarily in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences; Health and Social Care (HSC) staff in Northern Ireland; and staff in the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI).

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Library Services team, with the successful candidate ensuring the delivery of high quality, user-focused and responsive services. This is a rewarding opportunity, with the chance to engage with a number of key stakeholders within Health and social care and develop the provision across Northern Ireland. 

You will be managing a team of approximately 35 staff based across different sites and driving customer excellence within the service. 

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m.  We offer generous terms and conditions of employment underpinned by excellent benefits including attractive well-being, family friendly and other lifestyle benefits. 

You will have 42 days annual leave, as well as generous pension scheme, with 21.1% employer contribution. Our staff are our greatest resource and we are dedicated to providing a wide range of training and development opportunities, with free courses available to all staff.  We have excellent staff discounts to include Queen’s Film Theatre, language courses and gym memberships at Queen’s Sport

The successful candidate must have:

•   Library qualification with a degree or a postgraduate qualification in librarianship, information studies or information management

•   Significant (minimum 5 years) recent and relevant management and leadership experience in a library management role

•   Experience of managing and developing a significant team (or teams) of staff

•   Demonstrable experience of exploiting IT applications successfully in a Library setting

•   Experience of managing and controlling significant budgets and an understanding of financial management procedures 

Further information about the Directorate can be found at –

Salary:                             £52,560

Closing date:                    Monday 24 February 2020

Anticipated interview date: Thursday 3 March 2020

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’.  You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN.  Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability.