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Library Assistant

University of Oxford - English Faculty Library

Location: Oxford
Salary: £22,681 to £25,138 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th February 2024
Closes: 28th February 2024
Job Ref: 170068

About the role

The English Faculty Library is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and versatile person to join our team.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a varied and interesting role in a busy circulating library.

Your duties will include the delivery of high-quality, front-line reader services, assisting readers and working with both the University’s online library catalogue (SOLO) and the automated library management system. You will also provide support for essential work on the preparation, sorting and organisation of collections to be moved prior to the opening of the Library of the Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities in Summer 2025.

The role involves lifting, carrying and shelving books, climbing ladders and pushing trolleys.

This is a fixed term, part time post, working 20 hours per week, until 31 July 2025. It is expected that the 20 hours would be worked across 4 or 5 days per week, with the exact pattern to be discussed.

About you

You will have the ability to communicate effectively, confidently and courteously with readers, colleagues and the public.

You will be able to undertake a range of routine tasks with care and accuracy.

Ability to prioritise and work under pressure is also essential.

Previous experience of working in a library environment or customer services environment is desirable.

Diversity

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 a number of family-friendly policies, such as parental leave, support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, and access to the same training as full time members of staff.

What We Offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

The University also runs an enormous amount of social groups and sports clubs for those looking for more than just a great place to work.

More information is available at https://hr.admin.ox.ac.uk/staff-benefits

How to apply

You will be required to upload your CV and a Supporting Evidence Form using the attached template as part of your online application. The supporting evidence lists each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one.

Jocelyn English, Librarian-in-Charge, English Faculty Library can be contacted with enquiries relating to the role (Jocelyn.english@bodleian.ox.ac.uk). General queries about the recruitment and application process should be directed to the Recruitment team within our Human Resources department (recruitment@bodleian.ox.ac.uk).

Only applications received online before 12:00 midday (GMT) on Wednesday 28 February 2024 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing Monday 18 March 2024.

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