University of Reading - Library

We are seeking to appoint a courteous and enthusiastic team player to work as an Attendant in the Library. As a member of our Support Services Team you will provide essential facilities support to a key University service and the many people who use it. The emphasis of the role is to ensure a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors at all times. You will be a calm, committed, customer focused person willing to take on a range of duties including portering, cleaning, driving, first aid, portable appliance testing, security, and reception duties.

The University offers excellent benefits including continuous professional development opportunities, a generous annual leave entitlement, and many onsite facilities.

You will have:

  • A good general education including a minimum of grade C GCSE, or equivalent, in English Language and Mathematics.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work with a range of people including staff, students and visitors.
  • A flexible approach to work, including working one evening shift per week on a rota basis during term time.
  • A full, clean UK driver's licence to drive the Library van to the remote store for collections of items for users.
  • A methodical approach to work, with attention to detail.
  • The physical dexterity and stamina to carry out a range of manual handling procedures, including moving book trolleys, shelving, cleaning, general portering.

Informal contact details
Contact role: Library Office & Operations Supervisor
Contact name: Rachel Kirkhope
Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

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