Learning Resources Manager



Library and Student Support Services
Grade 6
£50,961.00 to £61,398.00 per annum


Full time - 35 hours per week

6 March 2024 23:55


The opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for two Learning Resources Managers at UAL. One based at the London College of Communication and one managing our new Library hubs at High Holborn and Lime Grove.

As a member of the Library Services senior management team, you will contribute to the strategic and operational development of our services to provide high quality and student-focused library services which support the academic activities of the University and its Colleges.

You will work with the Associate Director for services and support to provide functional leadership for one of the governance groups within Library Services. This will either be chairing the Customer Services group or the Community Engagement group.

As manager of the library learning zones you will lead and support the Library Services teams at your designated site/s, promote and enable access to resources, collections and services, across UAL, leading a hybrid team to provide inspiring services and spaces.

As a member of the wider Library and Student Support services directorate you will attend operational meetings and build effective relationships with key stakeholders. You will chair an operational group within the LSS governance structure, leading on cross service co-ordination and development in that area. 

There is some opportunity for working from home in this role, dependent on operational needs.

The posts are anticipated to be available from May 2024. 

About you

We are looking for someone with a degree level qualification and a recognised library qualification or relevant experience in other education or information roles. 

You will demonstrate a commitment to developing and managing within an academic library context that take account of students from diverse backgrounds. You need to demonstrate a capacity for motivating and leading a team, and evidence skills for planning and managing resources effectively to deliver services. 

What we offer

To recognise the hard work of our staff and their contributions, we provide a wide range of benefits – please check our careers site/Canvas for further information as conditions and exclusions apply:

▪ at least 31 days of annual leave in addition to bank holidays.
▪ generous defined benefit pension schemes (LGPS/TPS}.
▪ flexible working and family-friendly policies for improved work-life balance.
▪ 2 days of paid volunteering leave for a UK registered charity.
▪ discounts including TOTUM, gyms, nursery and private healthcare insurance.
▪ continuous learning and development opportunities including free UAL Short Courses.
▪ season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, free counselling via EAP and more! 

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across London with six Colleges, four Institutes and five Research Centres.

We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We are designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity.

We are ranked highly across the board. We are ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2023 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world. 

Our culture

We have become one of the world’s most international Universities, welcoming over 22,000 students and 6,000 staff from 130 countries. And, as a global university, staff and students learn from different cultures and perspectives, which leads to new conversations and innovative work. At our very core, everything we do seeks to challenge the status quo by driving social purpose and standing up for what matters.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds including those who may feel underrepresented in the workforce due to their socioeconomic circumstances such as those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E.) backgrounds. We aim to be a university where everyone can be themselves and are supported to reach their full potential.

With our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we are proud to be a Race Equality Charter (REC) member to help us reduce barriers that negatively impacts B.A.M.E. staff, a Stonewall Diversity Champion to ensure all LGBTQ+ people are valued at work, a Disability Confident Scheme Committed employer and member of the Business Disability Forum which help us to improve the lives of disabled people in the workplace. 

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Stages involved in the process: Application, Shortlisting, Interview Q&A, Onboarding.

As part of your application, you will need to answer 6 competency question(s) demonstrating how you meet the role requirements as can be found in the person specification.

We advise you to apply early as the application closing date may be brought forward if we receive enough applications. If you have any general questions or require any reasonable adjustments, please get in touch via Educationstaffrecruitment@arts.ac.uk
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