Library Systems Developer

University of Northampton
November 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:£30,487 - £37,099
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Library Systems Developer

Job Type

Part Time Permanent


£30,487 - £37,099 per annum, pro rata


Waterside Campus

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  • About the Job

    Permanent - Part time: 0.8 FTE (29.6 hours per week)

    Interview Date: 7 December 2023

    The University of Northampton is looking for a Library Systems Developer to join a small team that provides technical support for the systems and services that underpin the work of the library in meeting the needs of library users for learning, teaching, and research.

    The post will involve maintaining and developing services and troubleshooting issues with the university library systems, which include Alma, Primo VE, Leganto, Ezproxy and OpenAthens. This is a varied post and you will work closely with other library teams to share knowledge and best practice, as well as working with external suppliers and staff across the university to develop and enhance library and information systems.

    We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another. With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

    About you

    You will have a degree in Library Science, Computer Science or equivalent experience and possess strong analytical, problem solving and trouble shooting skills.

    Knowledge and experience of a programming and a mark-up language is essential as is experience of working unsupervised providing technical support for library or other information systems.

    Good communication skills, verbally and in writing, face-to-face and online are essential, as you will be liaising with internal and external stakeholders and library services suppliers.



  • Degree in Information and Library Science, Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Desirable;

  • Alma and Primo VE Certification
  • Department

    Library, Learning and Student Services (LLSS) consists of the University Library (incorporating Academic Services and Service Development) and also the areas of Learning Technology, Learning and Teaching Enhancement, and Student Services. The University Library provides adaptable and IT rich learning environments, with access to print and online resources, alongside expert support in finding information. Learning and Teaching Enhancement provides flexible opportunities for students to develop a broad range of academic skills, while Learning Technology manage NILE, the University's virtual learning environment, and support the use of technology in learning and teaching. Amongst the areas within Student Services are disability support, counselling and mental health and financial guidance.

    About Us

    Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

    We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That's why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

    We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

    Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

    Right to Work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


    We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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