Library Adviser

University of Nottingham - Customer Services

Applications are invited for the post of Library Adviser based in the Greenfield Medical Library, within the Medical School, QMC. 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 Adviser 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 26 hours per week:

  • Monday and Thursday 3.30pm to 11.30pm with a one hour unpaid break
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 7.30pm to 11.30pm.

The post holder will also be required to work on one Public Holiday or University Closure day per annum. This will be agreed in advance, by mutual consent wherever possible, dependent on operational requirements. It may be in a different library from the normal place of work, and may be at a different time from the normal hours of work but will not exceed the longest shift in the normal work pattern. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Sally Barratt, tel: 0115 82 30554 or email SALLY.BARRATT@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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