Subject Librarian (FET)

Job Description

Subject Librarian (FET)

Permanent And Full Time

G Grade - £33,199 - £39,609


Student Success Services (SSS) brings together Library Services, Careers and Enterprise, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity to deliver outstanding outcomes for all of our students in partnership with Faculties and other Services. Our work inputs into student recruitment and retention, academic success, student satisfaction and graduate destination outcomes. 


We aim to: 

-Enable learners to become independent and confident and to achieve their full potential in respect of academic achievement and employment.

-Ensure learners have high satisfaction levels in the area of independent access to, and use of, information

-Facilitate high quality research and maximise the global impact of UWE research

-Set a whole institution approach to inclusivity, profiling UWE as an inclusive university that places the mental wealth of students and staff as a strategic priority


About you: 

You will be a qualified and experienced Librarian who enjoys working closely with academic colleagues and students to embed academic skills teaching within the curriculum. You will have strong liaison and influencing skills in order to work collaboratively with module and programme leaders across the Faculty of Environment and Technology (FET), advising on subject resources, reading lists and academic skills support.   

As a senior member of the library team, you will work closely with the Faculty Librarian and strategic forums within the Faculty to participate in curriculum design and learning and teaching developments. 

Supporting undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers, you will design and deliver high quality embedded teaching on information and academic skills, such as critical and reflective writing, planning and structuring writing, note taking, finding and evaluating information sources.   You will deliver stand-alone academic skills sessions which are open to students from all faculties, some of which are specifically aimed at international students. 

You will take responsibility for a key cross-service area, such as becoming a Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Coordinator, and will contribute to decision making and lead projects, as well as having opportunities to present innovations and developments at internal and external conferences and events.  

Together with the team's Library Academic Support Coordinator, you will line manage one of our two Subject Support Librarians to enable them to deliver high quality service and develop their skills. 

As a member of Library Services, you will be part of a strong and collaborative community of professional librarians and specialists, and central to the design and delivery of innovative, high quality student support. 


You will have: 

-A professional qualification in a library/information related subject, e.g. CILIP or equivalent. 

-Evidence of Continuing Professional Development, e.g.: Chartered membership of CILIP  or Associate HEA Fellowship or above

-Experience of teaching and delivery of academic literacy support through a variety of online and face to face methods.

-Proficiency in working closely with colleagues to provide effective services through confident relationship management skills. 

-Good organisational skills and can demonstrate broad based administrative experience in a professional service in a large complex organisation, e.g., Higher Education.

-Excellent IT skills with current experience of MS Office including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and experience of analysing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data in order to evidence decision-making.

-Experience of staff management and performance review processes.

-Experience of working in libraries or similar information resource environments


About UWE: 

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims. 

We are a well-established university, with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,600 staff. UWE Bristol is one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West. We are globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries, making this a diverse and interesting place to study. We achieved 89% overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Satisfaction survey, this excellent result puts us as the top university in the South West and in 7th place nationally. We have also achieved TEF Gold status and the Guardian has placed us in the top 30 Universities in the UK.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity and is a big pull for students and employers alike. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It's not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.


About the Frenchay Campus:  

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed - with GBP 300m having been spent recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.


Job Details:

This post is available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including:

-a generous holiday allowance of 27 days

-up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year

-flexible working

-excellent defined benefit pension schemes

-access to employee assistance programme

-savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme

-option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

-family friendly policies

-onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.


This post is permanent, and full-time working 37 hours per week.

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Emma Delaney on 0117 328 2409 or email: 


UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.