|Salary:||£20,761 to £21,630 per annum|
|Placed On:||27th March 2023|
|Closes:||16th April 2023|
The Special Collections Division of the main University Library is looking for two enthusiastic, responsible and user-focused people to join its dedicated and friendly reading room teams, one working on Saturdays only (7hrs 15min) and one working Saturdays plus one weekday (14hrs 35min total).
As a Special Collections User Services Assistant, you will play a key role in the smooth running of our services to users, particularly our reading rooms. You will be responsible for fetching and reshelving highly valuable and fragile physical and, at times, bulky items, handling everything with great care. You will ensure that security procedures are followed at all times in the secure storage areas and the reading rooms. You will provide a friendly and welcoming service for our researchers who come from all over the world to consult our collections, ensuring that they are made aware of and follow procedures and answering basic queries.
You should have good communication and customer service skills and be able to work co-operatively as part of a team. You should be flexible and motivated and keen to learn new skills. Given the nature of the job, it is important that you are able to carry out repetitive tasks accurately, such as recording and organising data, and be able to demonstrate attention to detail.
We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements
We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our institution.
If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Dr Suzanne Paul, Keeper of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts (email@example.com).
The closing date for applications is 16 April 2023 with interviews expected to take place in the week commencing 24 April 2023.
Please specify in your application which post you are applying for.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.
Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.
Please quote reference VE35993 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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