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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£28,756 - £32,344 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.


Interviews for this opportunity will take place on Thursday 7 or Friday 8 July 2022

Glasgow Caledonian University - the University for the Common Good - is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural University with a global outlook, dedicated to delivering social innovation. Our organisational strategy is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and our globally recognised researchers advise governments, industry and international bodies. We’re ranked fifth in the world and first in the UK for promoting gender equality, 69th globally for social impact, and the top modern university in Scotland for research power. In 2020-21, we contributed £1.7 billion and more than 14,000 jobs across the globe.

GCU is committed to widening participation, delivering positive outcomes for our students, and we’re Scotland’s leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships. With campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, we have transnational partnerships around the world, supporting more than 22,000 students. Guided by our inspirational Chancellor, Dr Annie Lennox OBE, and guided by our values – integrity, responsibility, creativity and confidence - we transform the lives of the people and communities we serve.

The Sir Alex Ferguson Library seeks to recruit a Senior Library Administrator. The post holder will work as part of the Collections and Discovery team, based in the Sir Alex Ferguson Library. They will work with colleagues to ensure the acquisition, description, and management of the library’s electronic and physical resources is effective and efficient, supporting GCU’s learning, teaching and research needs.    

This post is part of a team of Senior Library Administrators, under the direction of the Senior Librarian, Collections and Discovery, who contribute to the delivery of the following services:  

  • The acquisition, description, management, discoverability and accessibility of library electronic resources and physical collections.
  • Management of the University research outputs repository, educational resources repository and support of the Open Access research agenda.
  • Management, development and support of library systems and services.

The successful candidate will have a degree in a related discipline or a relevant professional qualification. They will have experience of customer focused service management and service delivery. The candidate will have excellent IT skills and have experience of working with library IT systems. They will be able to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability and be committed to learning new tasks and skills. Good decision-making, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills are essential, as are excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence and motivate staff. 

Further details on this post are available by contacting Gary Steele, Senior Librarian, Collections and Discovery at

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.


The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).