Principal Librarian: Local Studies

  • Job Reference: 00002196-1
  • Date Posted: 12 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries
  • Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £34,723 to £39,493
  • Sector: Public Libraries
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

To apply for this role please go to the Inspire website: Inspire: Culture, Learning & Libraries Careers (

Salary: HAY B (£34,723 - £39,493 FTE)

Hours: 37 Hours Per Week

Interview Date: 16th October 2023

Closing Date: 9th October 2023

At Inspire we want everyone to enjoy the Nottinghamshire story. If you’re an experienced librarian with a passion for local studies and history, then we are looking for someone just like you.

You will be an excellent communicator who has a track record of building great partnerships within local communities and experience of project management and successful bid writing.

You must be happy to work under your own initiative, have good organisational skills, practical experience in delivering events and the ability to work flexibility. A driving licence and access to your own transport would be desirable as county wide travel will be required. You will manage the main programme of heritage events throughout Inspire’s larger libraries and offer support to colleagues across the county. You will lead on local studies provision including stock and collections and work closely with the team at Nottinghamshire Archives.

You will curate roles for volunteers, work closely with internal and external stakeholders, support funding applications, and play a key role in delivering Universal Library Offers. This is an exciting time for Inspire’s heritage services in libraries and at Nottinghamshire Archives as we embark upon a journey to open up our collections and deliver high-quality digital access and preservation to everyone who is interested in the history of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. This role will work primarily from a library base to be mutually agreed with some home working and a regular day per week at Nottinghamshire Archives.

For an informal discussion about the role contact Ruth Imeson, Heritage Services Manager at Interviews will be held on 16 October at Nottinghamshire Archives, County House, Castle Meadow Road. Nottingham, NG2 1AG

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To apply for this role please go to the Inspire website: Inspire: Culture, Learning & Libraries Careers (