Library Assistant

Durham, United Kingdom
Grade 4 (£19,202 - £21,414)
13 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Library Administrative

Grade 4 (£19,202 - £21,414)

This post is part time (17.5hours) and fixed term for 18 months.

We are an ambitious and developing team with a focus on providing the best experience for our students, researchers and the wider community. We are valued partners working with students, professional services and academics across the University, and professionals and organisations regionally, nationally and internationally.

Library Assistants are involved in a wide range of work to support the delivery of Library services to the University’s academic community. The role includes participation in direct and indirect service to Library customers and in the maintenance of the collections, with duties including enquiry services, acquisitions, cataloguing and the Document Delivery Service. Library collections and services are increasingly delivered electronically and Library Assistants work with digital as well as physical media. Library facilities include flexible IT-enabled independent learning spaces for individual and group study.

Specific Role requirements

Some early morning, evening and weekend working may be required according to service need. Bank Holiday working may also be required. You will be required to work at any of our sites in Durham.

All Library Assistants are required to actively contribute to the frontline customer service provision in the Library. This mainly includes regular slots on the Library’s Help and Information Desk answering queries and assisting customers, and staffing the return of books, but could include some other tasks.

Library work involves considerable manual handling and physical activity, for example: packing and lifting books, lifting boxes, and pushing trolleys. Appropriate training will be provided.

How to Apply

We prefer to receive applications online.

What you are required to submit

  • A CV
  • The person specification and RYPA grids (available within the Job Description on the below attachment) which you should copy into a separate document for completing and submission.
  • A covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out above.

Closes midday on : 25-Apr-2019

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