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Library and Academic Skills Advisor

Student & Academic Services

Location:  Stoke Campus
Salary:   £25,642 to £29,619 Per Annum Permanent Full Time
Release Date:  Wednesday 25 January 2023
Closing Date:   Friday 17 February 2023
Reference:  SAAS23-02

Who is Staffordshire University?   

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands. 

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.  

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies. 

About the role 

An opportunity has arisen for someone to join Staffordshire University Student and Academic Support service. Working with colleagues in the Library and Learning Services, you will help take forward our vision of student academic support in the context of a digital and in person service delivery.

The post holder will be responsible for supporting the planning, preparation, and delivery of a broad range of Library and Learning Services activities in support of the university learning, teaching and research agenda. This includes support for taught sessions (delivered as 121s or to small and large groups) around a broad range of topics including study skills, assignment preparation, academic writing, referencing and research skills. The role holder will oversee the provision of an expert and specialist enquiry service and play a key role in organising the staffing and delivery of this service. This will involve the gathering and monitoring of data to contribute to the measurement and evaluation of this and other aspects of the LLS service. 

The role holder will be expected to have an awareness of developments within the HE sector, and to keep up to date with all matters relating to the legal and professional context of the role. For example, this will include an understanding of the issues around open access and copyright. The role holder will be required to work as part of the wider team in helping guide collection development. There will also be an expectation that the role holder fully supports and helps progress the University’s digital agenda by advocating the procurement and effective use of online library learning resources.

The successful candidate will have significant and proven experience of supporting students’ development in the FE/HE sector. You will already have a background either in providing skills support or library and research support at HE level. Championing customer service excellence, the post holder will ensure we place our students, staff, and stakeholders at the forefront of everything we do.

Should you wish to have a more informal discussion about this vacancy, please contact Alison Pope (email: a.j.pope@staffs.ac.uk

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available 

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 32 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans 

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible. 

 

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Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.


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