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Poetry Library Co-ordinator (4272)

Do you want to join our Library Services team at an exciting time in a brand-new role which is full of possibilities? We're looking for an individual with enthusiasm and drive to work closely with the Poetry Library team to help build and develop the Manchester Poetry Library's burgeoning collection. Based in the heart of Manchester, a city renowned for literature and poetry, Manchester Poetry Library at Manchester Metropolitan University is the North West's first Poetry Library, open to all. 

Our collection offers an extensive range of poetry in the many languages spoken in Manchester, and a section dedicated  to children's poetry. You'll support the development and management of this high-quality collection which contributes to an excellent student experience, supports the research needs of the institution and enhances the quality of the Library.  

Library Services people are resourceful and passionate about providing an excellent and evolving service to the University's 36,000 students and 5,000 staff. Digital innovation, service development and an outstanding customer experience mean everything to us. We are agile, collaborative, inclusive and bold. Joining us, you'll be welcomed into a dynamic and ambitious team. You'll get the chance to learn new skills, explore your interests, and get involved in exciting initiatives. You'll be given all the guidance and support you need to help you make a contribution that makes a difference. 

In Library Services we live by our principles: 

Our presence in the University   

  • Our Library is the perfect fit for Manchester Met. It is specific, relevant and tailored to our University.  
  • We are trusted, valued and integral to the University, working in partnership with all our stakeholders.    

Our contribution to teaching, learning and research  

  • We are embedded in every stage of the student journey and research lifecycle, providing knowledge and expertise to enable student success and research excellence. 
  • We acquire, curate, interpret and manage content (print, digital and objects), facilitating engagement by making it visible and usable.  
  • We are passionate about providing an excellent, responsive and evolving service, always taking a customer-first approach. 

Our spaces   

  • Our library is the beating heart of the campus. It is a welcoming and inclusive environment that fosters community and belonging. It is a place to learn well and live well. 
  • We develop innovative physical and digital spaces and robust infrastructures to stimulate the creation, discoveryand dissemination of knowledge.  

Our people  

  • We are one team with a shared culture and values. Our people are empowered and supported to be their very best in pursuit of our vision. We are agile, collaborative, inclusive, innovative and bold. 

 Our reputation  

  • Our library, museum and archives are sector-leading with high visibility, profile and impact. We are thought leaders in our professional communities. 

If you have successful experience of cataloguing a range of items, an understanding of Library systems, policies and processes regarding collection development and a commitment to amazing service in an education setting we'd love to hear from you. 


For any enquires please contact Bernadette Mellody via  

Please apply by submitting a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

Hybrid working is offered for this role, where you will be able to work a proportion of time on campus and a proportion remotely.  We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations throughout the application process.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Professional Services
  • Salary:
    Grade 5 (£23,487 to £26,341)
  • Closing Date:
    23 January 2022
  • Contract Type:
    fixed term
  • Contracted Hours per week:
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