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 work specifically to contribute to the Library’s Learning Development Team in developing and delivering academic skills support for University of Manchester students, with a particular focus on ensuring inclusivity in the Library’s face to face and online learning programme, My Learning Essentials. Working closely with the Disability Advisory and Support Service (DASS) at the University of Manchester, you will develop a sustainable offer of additional support to assist students with Specific Learning Difficulties in particular.
With significant practical experience of providing direct support to students with a Specific Learning Difficulty, you will have a strong emphasis on facilitating independent learning, including the use of assistive technology to support inclusive teaching and learning. You will also possess experience of curriculum design and clear and up to date knowledge of relevant legislation including the Equality Act (2010). Your excellent organisational and communication skills will support you in working well with colleagues in the Library and across the University.
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.
Place of Work
This post is based primarily in The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons, Oxford Road. However, all Library employees are required to work at any Library site, as necessary.
All Library staff are required to wear a name badge.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from men and the black and minority ethnic (BME) community, who are both currently under-represented at this level. All appointments will be made on merit.
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Tel: 0161 275 4499
Tel: 01565 818 234
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.