Research Support Librarian

  • Job Reference: 0592-19
  • Date Posted: 9 October 2019
  • Recruiter: University of Derby
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  • Location: Derby, Kedleston Road
  • Salary: £32,871
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent, Part-time

Job Description

Research Support Librarian

£32,871 per annum pro rata

About us

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an extraordinary place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you'll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress. 

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years. 

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff. 
Financially strong and seriously ambitious, we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

The Role

We are seeking a Research Support Librarian who shares our ambition for excellence in scholarship and research and for developing a passion and skills for research at all levels of study.  

You will contribute to the development of a learning community which is inclusive of students, research academics and members of the Centre for Student Life by developing innovative learning development opportunities for research academics and students through the Library.  

As a member of the Research Support Team and wider Academic Services Team you will build relationships with research academics, understand the needs of research students, learning resources, and develop impactful experiences and resources to enhance research and scholarship skills in a digital age.  


Collaborative, professional and self-motivated, you will have excellent specialised expertise and the ability to build relationships and to engage students and academics contributing to raising the profile of the Library, supporting research.


• Accessible location; Derby is a thriving, multi-cultural city with easy access from any location within the UK
• Competitive rates of pay
• Competitive, family friendly reward packages
• Opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme
• Discount savings scheme and extensive staff discounts on accredited courses for yourself or family to study here at the University
• Cycle2Work scheme and subsidised travel
• Vast programme of training courses and secondment opportunities
• Local recognition scheme

For more information and to apply, please click the “Apply” button below.
Closing date: Monday, 21st October 2019.

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a Tier 2 (general) visa. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.