Leeds City College

HE Research Librarian (Ref: LCC2518)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
SO1 Commencing at £26,615 with progression to £29,079 PA
14 Jan 2021
28 Jan 2021
Job Level
Facilities Support
Contract Type
Full Time

** COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 there may be delays in both the recruitment and onboarding processes. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. **

** We are paying all of our employees (regardless of length of service) full pay should they develop COVID-19 symptoms/where the illness is confirmed. This will be in line with our current scheme, equivalent to our employees with 4 to 12 months of service.**

Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC) and White Rose Academies Trust (WRAT) Luminate Education Group is one of the fastest improving and most innovative education groups in the country. 


We are the Independent Learning team for Leeds City College. We are a new team within the college and we are here to support students to develop their independent learning and academic skills and achieve personal goals. We are looking for someone to join our team as our HE Research Librarian. We want you to lead on the development and delivery of academic and independent learning across our HE provision in Leeds. Candidates should be someone to provide high quality academic and research support to our HE students and staff. Being both proactive and reactive to needs and opportunities are key characteristics we are looking for within candidates.


To provide high quality study support for users of the University Centre independent learning services with their independent learning skill development Provide strategic leadership and line management for the HE facing side of the Independent Learning services Effective and efficient management of appointments, schedule and learner caseload so classes, groups and individuals are all supported either in face-to-face or remote sessions. To enable, encourage and support academic skills development and learning using the full range of college resources, including digital and online, and develop their understanding and knowledge on this theme To maintain and contribute to the development of library services and systems ensuring access and usage at HE level are to the required standard. Actively promote academic and independent learning skills and proactively assist students and library users to develop their information seeking, research and study support requirements on a one-to-one and small group basis Support and participate in the research activities of both HE students and staff, ensuring academic integrity and standards are adhered to at all times.


Have an eagerness to help students whenever we come into contact with them. Display an eagerness to innovate in terms of resource delivery and development. Have experience of supporting research at an HE level. Candidates must have a desire to develop their own skills and experiences. Previous experience working with students and staff at an HE academic level. Teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills are key. Proactive and reactive to situations when required.


Leeds City College is part of the Luminate Education Group, and is one of the UK’s largest FE establishments with around 1,440 employees and over 22,560 students. We offer a curriculum as diverse as our students within a vibrant and multicultural learning environment. Our goal is to deliver excellent and innovative education which supports and inspires every student to achieve their ambitions. 


We have a range of excellent benefits and rewards at Leeds City College, including:

  • Annual leave entitlement starting from 27 days + 8 bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary college closure days at Christmas

  • Excellent pension scheme with the West Yorkshire Pension Fund and the Teachers’ Pension

  • Discounted travel cards for those who regularly use public transport across the region with Northern Rail and Metro

  • Exceptional learning and development opportunities for all of our staff

You can read about these benefits, and others in more detail by downloading the Staff Benefits document attached to the vacancy.  


Luminate Education Group is committed to the Safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

All successful applicants are required to complete all mandatory pre-employment checks, including:

  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check

  • Children’s barred list check (we may also check the adult barred list if the role involves working with vulnerable adults)

  • Two professional references 

  • Fitness to work, this is conducted by our occupational health partners, NHS Airedale 

  • Section 128 check for all staff entering management roles

  • Prohibition check for all staff entering teaching related roles

Please Note: All successful applicants who have lived or travelled overseas for three months or more in the past five years will be required to undertake an overseas check as part of the pre-employment checks.

More information on overseas checks can be found on the government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants 

We cannot accept CVs as part of the application process. 

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.


We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community, all candidates will be treated fairly irrespective of race, gender or gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief or age.


For more information about the role please contact:

Martin Wheatley

email: martin.wheatley@leedscitycollege.ac.uk

twitter: @Indy_SkillsLCC

To apply for this role, please follow the link.

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