Learning Developer (Inclusive Practice)

Job Reference : L&CI-10606
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 25/09/2017
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum (depending on experience)
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Library & Cultural Institutions
Division : University of Manchester Library Teaching & Learning
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : Available ASAP until 30 July 2019

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:

Jennie Blake

Email: jennie.blake@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars



This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.