Canterbury, Kent (GB)
£16,654 - £18,263 per annum 
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
09 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time



Fixed term contract for 24 months 
Full Time (37 hours per week) 


Salary £16,654 - £18,263 per annum 


The University Bookshop provides a fast and efficient service delivering course textbooks and other materials throughout the year to all staff and students at all levels, as well as to those professionals allied to the University teaching programmes. The Bookshop holds a good stock of titles on reading lists and a comprehensive range of academic textbooks, as well as general trade titles. The Bookshop supports the community role of the University and is therefore open to the general public. The Bookshop is present at conferences, author readings, public lectures, and all graduation ceremonies. The Bookshop also stocks a wide range of University merchandise and many other non-book products.

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic full-time bookseller dedicated to providing a high quality customer-focused service. Responsibilities of the post include: handling customer enquiries and taking orders; the promotion and display of stock; stock management (from invoice delivery to the generation of reading lists); conference support; using bibliographic databases and EPOS software; and other routine activities such as the opening and closing of the store. 

In addition, this post will have responsibilities for maintaining, promoting and developing the new online bookshop and to support the financial and reporting requirements of the University Bookshop software system and the University finance system.

The Person 

You will have good experience of working in a customer services environment, operating automated till systems and undertaking financial transactions. You will also be able to prioritise your workload under pressure. Good interpersonal skills and an enthusiastic approach are key requirements of this post, as is the ability to work independently and as a team member. Good manual handling skills are essential to the post. You will be educated to GCSE or equivalent with good numeracy skills. Familiarity with bookshop procedures and a keen knowledge of the Book Trade would be an advantage. Working with systems and databases is a key part of this role and good IT skills are essential.

Additional Information

Canterbury Christ Church University Internal Advertisement Only

Canterbury Christ Church University is located in the world famous Cathedral city amongst stunning history and heritage. Canterbury is a thriving international destination, with many students and staff choosing to study and work here, making this historic, cosmopolitan city vibrant and culturally diverse.

Our staff enjoy competitive salaries and a great working environment with a number of benefits ranging from the occupational pension scheme to use of the University’s facilities including the library and fitness centre. We are strongly committed to equality and recognise the value of a diverse workforce. 

We offer generous holiday entitlements plus eight bank and public holidays, as well as discretionary days over the Christmas period.

This post is fixed term for 24 months.  

The role will be a total of 37 hours between 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am to 5.00pm on Friday. Work outside of these core hours supporting conferences and events at weekends and evenings should be expected.

How to apply 

Closing date for applications:     Monday 9th October 2017
Interviews are to be held:         Friday 3rd November 2017 

To apply online, please click the ‘Apply for this job’ button below.  To gain further details about this post please visit our Vacancies page:

Please note, Canterbury Christ Church University reserve the right to bring the closing date of this position forward where a high volume of applications are received.  

If you require further information regarding the post please feel free to contact or (for Pete Ryan)   (strictly no agencies, thank you) quoting reference number PVCE0397.

If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the Recruitment Team at quoting reference number PVCE0397. Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University’s redeployment pool. No agencies, thank you.