Library Assistant

Kensington , London (Greater) (GB)
10 May 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Temporary
Part Time

Temporary, fixed-term appointment until 30th April 2019
Richmond and Kensington Campuses
Salary £9.50 per hour plus excellent benefits

The Part-time Library Assistant is the first point of contact for Richmond University’s students, faculty and staff at the library issue and enquiry desk and provides them with effective and efficient customer services at all times. Other responsibilities include assisting with library orientation, performing stock routines such as shelving and shelf tidying, assisting in maintaining the library software and duties associated with stock acquisition and library administration.

An enthusiastic and flexible approach to work and to promoting the libraries to the University community combined with strong communication and presentation skills and the ability to interact with a wide range of people are required. Excellent organisational skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and on-line resources are essential. This is an ideal job for someone interested in working in Libraries and/or studying toward becoming a qualified Librarian or Library Assistant.

The Part-time Library Assistant is required to work at the University’s Richmond and Kensington Campuses on a schedule to be agreed with the Library Services Librarian. The hours offered by this post are an average 22.5 hours per week during semester and orientation weeks. Your shift rota will include daytime, evening and weekend working during the semester.

During the semester weeks the libraries’ opening hours are:

Monday-Thursday 9am-10pm, Friday 9am-5pm and Sunday 2pm-10pm.

During orientation the libraries’ opening hours are: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Richmond is a private, not-for-profit, liberal arts and business studies University. It is accredited in the USA by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and in the UK by The Open University. Richmond is an equal opportunities employer. A standard level Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this position.

For further information about this vacancy and the University, please visit: 

Closing date: 10th June 2018

Interviews will be held on: 19th June 2018

Please submit an application online at

ensuring you upload a current CV and covering letter, together with details of three recent work-related referees.

Please note that while submitted applications will be acknowledged, we are unable to provide individual feedback to applicants. 

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