Information Assistant (Academic Services)
Part time 22 hours per week
Library and Learning Services are seeking to recruit a part-time Information Assistant as part of a busy academic library team. As part of the Reading List team and responsible to the Digital Resources Manager you will contribute to the acquisition and delivery of digital (and other) resources. This position involves the acquisition of resources, maintenance of acquisition related metadata and administrative support of resource discovery software (e.g. reading list software and search tools), in support of learning and teaching activity at the University of Northampton. The post holder will be expected to work across all teams within Academic Services, including working with the Education and Humanities Academic Librarian on the development of the School Experience Collection. The post holder will also be expected to liaise with academic staff and have some direct student contact answering enquiries.
Organised, accurate and self-motivated, you will also be a good team player with a flexible, positive approach and excellent communication skills. Educated to GCSE level or higher you will be a confident user of IT and internet based applications, with an interest in digital delivery.
Interview Date: 10 October 2017
This is an exciting time to join our University as we prepare to relocate in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.
The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.
All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Due to the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK, the University can only accept applications from individuals who currently have a status allowing them to work in the UK for this position. Due to this criteria we regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time.
The University of Northampton as an employer strives to achieve diversity among its staff which reflects the communities it serves.