Partnerships Librarian

  • Job Reference: 00000948-1
  • Date Posted: 27 April 2021
  • Recruiter: Leeds Trinity University
  • Location: Horsforth, Leeds
  • Remote Working: Temporarily remote due to COVID-19
  • Salary: £33,797 to £40,322
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

At Leeds Trinity University, we aspire to make a difference to the people, the professions and the places that we serve, and we are looking for talented and enthusiastic people to join our University community.  We are ranked top in Yorkshire for learning community and pride ourselves on being the University where our students are a name, not just a number. The University has a distinctive, employability-focused educational offer and works closely with employers to address the skills needs of today’s workforce. 

Leeds Trinity University has a growing range of UK and international partnerships. The Library plays a key part in supporting these by providing access to licensed information resources. This exciting new role will be central to developing and enhancing Library support in this area.


Reporting to the Director of Library and Learning Resources, the successful candidate will lead on Library support and provision for academic partnerships. They will act as the main Library liaison contact with the University Academic Partnerships Unit and key staff at UK and international partner institutions.  They will advise on Library resources and support for new partnerships and draw up and agree annual Library Access Agreements with partners. A key part of the role will be to liaise with suppliers regarding licensing of information resources for partner use, and the set up and management of subscriptions and online access to these.  They will also provide information and training on LTU library resources for partner staff and students.


You should have a professional qualification in LIS, or significant relevant experience of working in a library or information service. Experience of providing access to online information resources, of user support and of delivering training to staff and students is essential. An understanding of license arrangements and authentication mechanisms for digital resources is required. Excellent communication and liaison skills and an ability to interact effectively with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and nationalities is essential.   


Employees of the University have access to a wide range of benefits including our generous contributory pension schemes, excellent holiday entitlements, on-site sport and fitness centre membership, car park permit scheme and Employee Assistance Programme.  We also operate a free shuttle bus to Horsforth station and have an externally owned day nursery facility on campus, along with plenty of shopping, leisure and travel discounts available.  Our health and wellbeing offer provides the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities and includes high quality health articles relating to current national and University specific initiatives.


Initial interviews for this post are expected to take place remotely on 9th June 2021

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Nick Goodfellow, Director of Library & Learning Resources

Further details and the online application are available at: 

If you have any queries about the application process, please email or call 0113 283 7130. 

Leeds Trinity University welcomes applications from all parts of the community and particularly from black and minority ethnic candidates as members of these groups are currently under-represented in this area.  All appointments will be based on merit.