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Senior Library Assistant (22.5 hours per week)

Information Services

Location:  Brighton - Falmer
Salary:  £23,487 to £26,341 pro rata
22.5 hours per week
Fixed Term End Date: 30/09/2022
Closing Date:  Thursday 27 January 2022
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  IS5175-22-003

Do you have experience supervising an experienced team of public facing staff? In this exciting role at our Falmer campus you will spend part of your time at our busy Help Desk assisting customers to access library services using library systems and online resources; answering first level resource, IT and fines queries; and dealing with returned books. Other regular duties will include routine tasks such as circulation of stock, shelving and moving materials to maintain a safe and conducive study environment.

This is a dynamic environment and to succeed you will need:

  • To be reliable, flexible, professional, and enjoy learning
  • To be able to work quickly and accurately with excellent communication skills
  • A helpful confident manner
  • A good working knowledge of IT  
  • An interest in improving the student experience
  • Experience of working in a library or similar information related setting is essential

This is a part-time post for 22.5 hours per week, excluding meal breaks (these are unpaid). The working days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Occasional evening cover will also be required, and some weekend working for which appropriate enhancements and time off in lieu is given.

In return we offer a wide range of employee benefits including a generous pension scheme, travel loans and annual leave starting at 23 days a year pro rata including bank holidays and additional time off over the Christmas period.

Because we are under-represented in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff, we particularly encourage applicants from the BAME communities. However we welcome applicants from all groups.

This post is fixed term to cover staff secondment until end of September 2022.

Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 7th February 2022.

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Further details:

The University is committed to an inclusive environment which embraces equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applicants from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background because the university is underrepresented by BAME staff.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.



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