Senior Information Advisor

  • Job Reference: 2239
  • Date Posted: 11 May 2021
  • Recruiter: Kingston University
  • Location: Kingston-upon-Thames
  • Salary: £34,295 to £38,274
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

The Role

You will act as the primary contact point for liaison between Library and Learning services (LLS) and the designated schools /academic departments and develop and create effective relationships with a broad range of users. You will provide high quality innovative support for learning, teaching and research within your allocated subjects, including information skills teaching.   You will provide consistent customer focused service delivery and professional library services, aligned with LLS strategic objectives and work collaboratively with staff across Library and Learning Services and the wider University. In response to school /departmental need and LLS priorities, you will develop our print and digital collections within your allocated subject areas.

The Person

A team player with excellent interpersonal skills and equally confident working on your own. You will demonstrate an innovative and imaginative approach to new and challenging situations.  An ability to interpret data, develop subject knowledge related to the academic and subject portfolio and to think laterally and creatively in problem resolution.  Responsive to a wide range of users, needs and pressures. You will be involved in creation and delivery of information skills teaching, project-based work, liaison and service initiatives that require a sound understanding of a library's role in Higher Education. You will have experience of emerging information environments, digital developments and the implications for learning, teaching and research and the provision of services and stock.


Help deliver high quality learning resources and services to Kingston University staff and students

Library and Learning Services support a range of activities from skills support through to innovative online learning experiences.

We are key to the success of our students and staff in pursuing their learning, teaching and research journeys. Library and Learning Services is at the heart of providing the information to support Kingston’s educational delivery and research and its inclusive and supportive student experience.

A core part of our activity is to work closely and seamlessly with colleagues across the institution to achieve excellence across the academic disciplines and the wider University community. Our staff embrace creativity as we seek to ensure students and staff develop the skills and knowledge to utilise learning resources effectively in a complex and interconnected world.

Further information

This is a full time permanent position at Grade 7 with a starting salary of £34,295 per annum.

Closing date: 27th June 2021

Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 14 July 2021.

If you require further information, please contact Simon Collins, Information Specialist.

Kingston University values the diversity of its student and staff body. We are committed to providing a fully inclusive environment to ensure consistent and holistic support for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors. We recognise our duty under the Equality Act 2010 to prevent discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.