Manchester, United Kingdom
29 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 17/09/2018
Salary : £22,876 to £25,728 per annum
Employment Type : Permanent
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Library & Cultural Institutions
Division : Content, Collections and Discovery
Hours Per week : 35 hours per week
Contract Duration : Permanent

The University of Manchester Library is one of only five National Research Libraries and the third largest academic library in the UK. Our vast and rich collections (both print and increasingly digital) help us to deliver a world-class library and information service for the University of Manchester. While our primary objective is to meet the learning, teaching and research needs of University members, we are also fully committed to widening access to our services to individual researchers, local schools and others in the regional community.

You will join the Collection Care Team; part of the Content Collections & Discovery division and will work across several sites, including The John Rylands Library, which houses the Special Collections of The University of Manchester Library. The collection includes numerous world-renowned manuscripts, archives and printed books.

The Collection Care Team is responsible for the conservation and preservation of all Library holdings across multiple Library sites and stores. The team also prepare items for a rolling exhibition programme as well as external loans. You will be expected to contribute to all Collection Care activities as required.

The successful candidate will be a qualified book, paper, or preventative conservator. You will be a strong team player with proven craft skills, excellent communication skills and a flexible approach to work.

The candidate will also have the ability to work independently and unsupervised, whilst adhering to deadlines, across a wide range of Library Collection Care activities.

Culture and Values – Our Five Ways of Working

The University of Manchester Library strives to create a working environment that is supportive and rewarding providing a platform from which we can achieve our ambitious strategy.

1. Empowerment – Empowering and supporting individuals to take more risks

2. Openness – More questioning and working with greater openness and trust

3. Inclusion – Creating an inclusive culture by recognising each other’s differences and strengths

4. Responsibility – Taking collective responsibility to achieve our shared goals

5. Support – Delighting in our success whilst supporting each other through adversity

It’s important that all colleagues share in this vision and are committed to helping create a working environment that is both rewarding and fulfilling. Please consider this before applying for this role.

Hours & Place of Work

Normal working hours are 35 hours per week.

The post is expected to start on 5 November 2018

This post is based across various library sites.

All Library staff are required to wear a name badge.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:


Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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