Library Adviser

University of Nottingham - Libraries & RLR

Location: UK Other

Salary: £17,210 to £20,400 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Applications are invited for the post of Library Adviser worked flexibly in any library on the University Park, Jubilee and Queen’s Medical Centre campuses. This is an exciting opportunity to make a positive contribution to the service. 

Our vision is a Library that puts students and academics at the heart of everything we do, providing a consistently excellent service aligned to the teaching, learning and research priorities of the University. Library Advisers form a key part of the frontline delivery of this vision.

You must be confident working with a diverse mix of customers, including students, academic staff and members of the public, identifying relevant print and digital resources, encouraging best practice and troubleshooting problems. You will need to be able to learn quickly as our service develops and embrace this dynamic environment.

You will be expected to work independently and will deputise in the absence of the Senior Library Assistant to ensure that services respond to changes in demand and continue to run efficiently.

Candidates must have a proven ability to deliver a friendly, helpful service in a busy environment, meeting a variety of customer demands, identifying needs and recommending solutions. Confidence working both alone and within a team, with excellent communication skills and the ability to work well under pressure is essential. You must have a good standard of education evidenced by A-levels and GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above (or equivalent). Relevant experience working in libraries and/or with students in higher education will be an advantage.

To be competitive in your application, you need to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and experience against our selection criteria.

Hours of work are 12 hours per week. 

5 – 11.30pm weekdays, 9am – 5pm weekends but you may be required to work outside these times. There will be an expectation to come in during the daytime each week for training.  It is essential that candidates have the flexibility to work at short notice.

You will be required to work on one Bank Holiday or University Closed Day every year. 

Previous applicants need not apply.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Anna Pelekanou, tel: 01158230547 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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