How to apply

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The appointment is subject to:

Verification of academic and professional qualifications and memberships

Recruitment Timetable for University Librarian and Director of the John Rylands Library

Closing date for applications: Midnight, Sunday 23 September 2018
Sift and Long-listing: from Monday 24 September 2018
Longlist pre-selection interviews will be held: 1-12 October 2018
Meeting to agree shortlists for assessment: w/c 15 October 2018
Final Interviews: w/c 22 October 2018

If invited to attend a first-stage interview, you will be requested to bring proof of identity (passport or picture driving license), proof of National Insurance Number and original certificates of academic and professional qualifications.

References may be sought on shortlisted candidates. These should include at least one reference from a recent previous employer.  References from current employers (unless readily available) will only be sought when a formal offer is being made.


The University values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. It is committed to promoting equal opportunities in all its employment practices and aims to ensure that no applicant or member of staff is disadvantaged or discriminated against either directly or indirectly. The University of Manchester uses the Disability Two Ticks Symbol, which is awarded by Jobcentre Plus. This symbol recognises those employers who have agreed to meet five commitments regarding the recruitment, employment, retention.