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Library Assistant (Early Evenings)

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Library, Archive & Open Research Services

Location: London
Salary: £28,614 to £32,307 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th February 2024
Closes: 12th March 2024
Job Ref: PSS-LAORS-2024-01

Interview Date: Wednesday 27 March 2024

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is renowned for its research, postgraduate studies and continuing education in public and global health.

Library, Archive & Open Research Services (LAORS) at LSHTM is looking for a part-time Library Assistant to staff the Library in person in the early evenings. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to develop their skills and experience across a number of responsibilities in a wide-ranging role. 

All duties are delivered on site, providing face-to-face services to users from the Enquiries Desk and support to remote users online via our Live Chat service and our ServiceDesk portal, and undertaking tasks and projects relating to Collection Services (or other areas of the service as needed). The post supports and assists all aspects of the delivery of library services, ensuring an excellent standard of customer service.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of working successfully in a library, and demonstrable knowledge of issues relating to the delivery of library services. Applicants should possess excellent communication skills, and be customer focused. Excellent organisational skills, ability to take responsibility, demonstrate initiative and resolve problems, and ability to develop skills and work towards common goals as part of a team are essential. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post holder is required to work on site in the Library 17:00-20:30 Monday-Friday. During vacations and the Library’s summer hours, they are responsible for closing the Library at the appointed time. Term dates are listed on our website at https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/term-and-holiday-dates.

The post is part-time 17.5 hours per week, 0.5 FTE and permanent. 

The salary will be on the Professional Services salary scale Grade 3 in the range £28,614 - £32,307 per annum pro rata (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London.

Applications should be made on-line by clicking the 'Apply' button, above.

Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date.

Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

Further details:   Job Description 

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.

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