|Salary:||£21,197 to £23,715 per annum, pro rata. Grade 3|
|Placed On:||2nd February 2023|
|Closes:||20th February 2023|
Location: Radcliffe Science Library (currently located within the Vere Harmsworth Library)
We are seeking to appoint a part-time, term-time only evening Library Assistant to join the Radcliffe Science Library Reader Services team, currently located at the Vere Harmsworth Library, within the Rothermere American Institute.
You will welcome readers and visitors, respond to routine and ad hoc enquiries, direct library users to appropriate services and collections, and provide security during opening hours through invigilation. You will also carry out a full range of other duties associated with front-line reader services, including issuing, returning and renewing library material, administering reserve collections, room bookings and inter-library loans, and act as the first port of call for any problems arising from these transactions.
You will routinely transport material to and from reading rooms, sort and replace open shelf books according to the appropriate classification scheme, tidy shelf sequences, and participate in stock management projects. You will be expected to complete tasks under general direction, and manage and prioritise your workload. You may be required to work on some Bank Holidays.
You will have a good general education, strong customer focus and communication skills, and be able to work under pressure. Punctuality and accuracy, good team work and IT skills are also essential. Previous experience in academic libraries and a familiarity with a library management system would be desirable.
This is a permanent, part-time, term-time only post, working 9 hours per term week (Tuesday-Thursday 7pm-10pm).
This role requires lifting and carrying boxes of library materials, pushing trolleys, climbing ladders and kick-stools in order to access some of the library’s bookshelves and to re-shelve materials. You may also be required to carry out some lone-working and working at height.
Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as several family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example shared parental leave.
You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as detailed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CVs alone will not be considered.
Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Monday 20 February 2023 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 20 March 2023.
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