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Learning and Teaching Librarian

Learning & TEACHING Librarian

QA Higher Education, London   

OUR Role:

As Learning and Teaching Librarian you will enjoy both the day to day aspects required of an academic librarian alongside teaching information literacy skills to Business and Computing students and academic staff. Your day and week will be varied from developing learning materials and creating digital content for VLE’s and various teaching activities through to assisting with enquiries both face to face and over the telephone. Embedded teaching to groups will normally take place in classrooms across the campus, while and one to one drop-in support sessions – in the Library.

You will enjoy maximising the use of technologies such as reading lists and VLEs, producing and analysing reports to help evidence and communicate new approaches to colleagues and library users. You will have a flair for building and maintaining strong working relationships and understand the need for first class customer service to our student journey. Our role will require occasionally working at other campuses (currently – Birmingham and Manchester) and sites, and outside the office hours as required by the needs of the Service.

About you:

General education to degree level

Professional qualification, or working towards a professional qualification accredited by CILIP or equivalent (has to be completed within six month from the date of appointment)

Excellent IT skills with experience of email, MS Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel to intermediate level

Ability to meet the needs of learners from a wide range of backgrounds

Engaging communication and presentation skills

Experience of working in a library/information environment

Experience of library systems and services

Focused on delivering and promoting outstanding customer service

Willingness to undertake a DBS check prior to formal start date being confirmed

Evidence of Continuing Professional Development


About us:

QA Higher Education (QAHE) works in partnership with three different UK Universities offering a range of fully accredited UK higher education programmes from foundation level through to postgraduate degrees across modern, professional campuses in London, Birmingham and Manchester


How to apply


When you’ve found the role you want, click the ‘Apply’ button to open the application form. We’ll ask you to upload your CV, and to enter some personal information and provide additional supporting information depending on the role. Remember, this is your time to shine, so please ensure that anything you would like us to be aware of is included in your application. Once you’ve applied, you will be sent a password to your own private account area where you’re able to keep track of the current status of your application(s), as well as read all of the previous email communications, and action requests that have been sent to you.


Once we’ve reviewed your application, a member of the Talent Acquisition team will be in contact with an update on your application. If your application is being progressed, a telephone interview will be scheduled with the Talent Acquisition team to discuss the opportunity, your skills and experience – this is also a great time for you to ask any questions that are important to you. The next stage of the process will then vary depending on the role, division or level you’re applying for, however this may involve 2-3 stages, including technical, HR or competency questions, or might ask you to complete an online work-style assessment as part of your application. Our Talent Acquisition team will explain exactly what the interview and assessment process will be.


If you’re successful and an offer is made to you, we will make the verbal offer and work with you to agree a provisional start date. Your Talent Acquisition Consultant will keep in touch with you, and answer any questions you have. They’ll also support you with any steps involved to confirm your offer. The formal offer paperwork will be sent to you by our People Team, along with any requests for any additional information required.

Background Checks

We take professional and/or educational reference checks on all of our employees so you will be asked to provide this information when returning your contract. For these checks, we do allow people to start with us whilst the checks are in process, however please do note that employment with QA is based on satisfactory references.

For some roles within the business, we also carry out additional checks such as DBS or DV Clearance, depending on the role or division you will be working in (it will be made clear at the beginning of the recruitment process if additional checks will be part of the offer for the role you’re applying for) – for some of these additional checks, it is important that these are completed prior to you joining QA.


Welcome to QA! Prior to joining you should have all the information you need to get started on day one and are likely to have a 'Buddy' assigned to you who will help and guide you during your first few weeks here. Your line manager will develop a personal induction plan for you, as well as ensuring that you also go through the company induction so you have a full understanding not just of your role but also of QA as a whole.