Library Manager

Derby College Group (DCG) are looking to appoint a Library Manager to join us and strategic development of the library function across our four campuses. In this role you will work closely with the Vice Principal and manage a team of Site Library Coordinators and Information Resource Technologists who work directly with our students.

This role will be based at our Roundhouse Campus on Pride Park, with flexibility to travel between sites when required.

The Opportunity

You’ll lead on the delivery of an innovative and efficient library service, that meets students’ study needs, enables personal development, supports academic research, and promotes independent learning. Proactively engaging with key internal stakeholders and students alike, you’ll respond to the changing requirements of the library service to ensure a variety of learners needs are met. You will be instrumental on the implementation and optimization of library management software, digital cataloguing systems, and other technology-driven tools to enhance the library user experience. Ensuring seamless access to e-books, online journals, databases, websites, and other digital media and resources, you will oversee the management and integration of digital resources and applications. The leadership and development of your team will be integral to your success in this role. 

About you

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with the ability to inspire confidence in others. To be successful in this role you’ll have excellent organisation and time management skills, as well as strong digital literacy. You’ll hold a Librarianship or similar qualification at Level 4 or above and will ideally have experience working within either FE or HE.

The Benefits

  • 49 days holiday (inclusive of 8 bank holidays and 6 closure days where these occur)
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme with a 20.5% employer contribution
  • Discount at our Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ onsite Little Explorers Nursery
  • TOTUM discount card (aka NUS/Student Discount Card) / discounted Tastecard
  • Discounts on East Midlands Railway Annual Season Tickets
  • Microsoft Office for FREE with 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage
  • Discount on treatments at SENSI our onsite salon at the Roundhouse
  • Flint Bishop Solicitors – free will writing, 1-hour free consultation with family department, 10% discount on Conveyancing services
  • Continuous development and progression opportunities

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace which promotes and values diversity. We welcome all talent irrespective of age, disability, neuro-divergence, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances. We ensure that our policies and procedures treat all applicants consistently and fairly during our recruitment process.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, reasonable adjustments, or about the role, please contact us at

Safeguarding statement

DCG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. An online search of the preferred candidate is completed to help to identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the college may need to explore with the candidate further. Please be advised that it is an offence to apply for this position if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Recruitment Agencies - We have a PSL of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list.

If you require visa sponsorship

Please note that unfortunately, this role is ineligible for sponsorship under the UK Visas & Immigration points-based immigration system. Applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK but would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route. Please consult the Home Office website for further information.

Job Description

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.