Research Support Librarian

Edge Hill University
Ormskirk, Lancashire
07 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Support Librarian

Learning Services
Location: Ormskirk                       
Salary: £32,600 to £36,672    
Post Type: Full Time                 
Closing Date: Monday 05 December 2016 
Interview Date: Friday 16 December 2016                                      Reference:      EHA1554-1016-R           
University of the Year 2014/2015 - Times Higher Education Awards

About You

We are looking for a highly motivated information/library professional with experience of successfully engaging researchers with the resources and services of an academic library.

To be successful you will have experience of using research services and systems, and an understanding of scholarly communication processes; a high level of understanding of the research life cycle and delivering research support, training and development management are also essential.

With the proven ability to initiate projects and work collaboratively across a complex organisation, you will demonstrate the skills of an effective communicator with the ability to negotiate to achieve successful outcomes.

About the Role

You will manage a small team of staff from Learning Services and work collaboratively across the University to develop research services. You will play a key role in determining the strategic direction of research support services for academic staff and research students.

In return you will have the chance to shape the future development of this newly created role and make a significant contribution to the work of Learning Services and more broadly,the University, and play a key role in driving the research agenda at Edge Hill.

About Us

When Edge Hill was awarded University of the Year title for 2014/15, Times Higher Education described it as a great success story an institution that improves and impresses year after year. The award recognised our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. It also celebrated Edge Hill Universitys distinct role in transforming lives  reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, and voted Best University Workplace 2015, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

We are now seeking to appoint exceptional people to be part of our continuing success story.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact:
Alison Mackenzie (Dean of Learning Services) at

Further details:

Karen Daniels
HR Administrative Partner
HR Services
Edge Hill University