Subject Librarian (full time, fixed term)

Job title Subject Librarian (full time, fixed term)

Department Library

Salary Starting from £33,199, rising to £39,609

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Friday 14 June 2019

Closing date Sunday 30 June 2019

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference SJ6839

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We are seeking a highly motivated, qualified and experienced Subject Librarian within the Academic Services section of the University of Bath Library. You will provide exemplary services as Librarian for the Departments of Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences, working within the Library’s Science Faculty Subject team. You will have responsibility for the provision of library induction, information skills teaching, liaison, enquiry handling and the development of library collections, to support library users at all levels within your Academic Departments. You will participate in appropriate Department meetings, and build excellent professional relationships with academic and professional staff in your Departments.

Subject Librarians will take on additional areas of responsibilities appropriate to the role and service requirements.  You may assist in teaching, liaison and enquiry handling across the Faculty in conjunction with the Faculty team.  Currently this post also supports Library work with the University’s Learning Partnerships and Widening Participation teams.  

As a Subject Librarian you will contribute to the development of Library strategy and services, and be expected to participate in task and finish and special interest groups essential to support this.  You should be innovative and collaborative in your work, with excellent communication skills and the ability to manage finite budgets.

Applicants should have a CILIP accredited qualification in librarianship or information studies, or equivalent, to at least undergraduate level, and be a Chartered member of, or committed to completing Chartership with CILIP.

The successful applicant will join a dedicated, professional team of Library staff committed to the continual development of services to support the University’s strategy: to deliver world-class research and teaching, extend the University’s international influence, and enrich the student experience.  We understand the importance of continued professional development for all Library staff in order to achieve this, and provide programmes of local opportunities and support involvement in appropriate external activities.

What we offer

  • The University of Bath is an exciting and engaging place to work, committed to personal and professional development
  • Excellent pension: 19.5% employer contributions
  • 39 days holiday
  • A flexible working environment
  • Salary exchange scheme (cycle to work, fitness plus with our world-class sports training village)
  • Interest free loans for public transport seasons tickets
  • Onsite parking

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation, with staff from over 60 different nations. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity

This role is offered on a full time (36.50 hours per week), fixed term basis with an expected end in mid-July 2020.

The closing date for applications is 30th June 2019 and interviews are expected to be held on 17th July 2019.

For informal enquiries please contact Hannah South, Head of Library Academic Services (01225 386589 or, or Linda Humphreys, Science Faculty Librarian (01225 385248 or

Please make all applications via the University of Bath website

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.