Library Assistant Ref: 3229

School/department: The Library
Hours: Part time hours - 0.5 FTE (18.25 hours per week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 3229
Salary: Grade 3, Starting at £19,133 and rising to £21,236 (pro-rata) per annum. 
Placed on: 14 February 2020
Closing date: 24 February 2020. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 16 March 2020 
Expected start date: ASAP

This position is only open to those currently working at the University of Sussex.


Job description

An opportunity has arisen in the University Library for a part time Grade 3 Library Assistant. The successful applicant will work 18.25 hours per week, within core Library hours, 8.00am - 6.00pm covering all day Monday, all day Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

The successful candidate will be based in the Content Delivery section of the Library, which deals with the acquisition, processing and discovery of printed, electronic and audio-visual material and has responsibility for the provision of digitised course material as well as the Interlibrary Requests service. The successful candidate will have a key role in the delivery of the Interlibrary Request service; checking new requests, processing incoming loans and article requests and dealing with queries from users and other libraries. Additionally, the post will provide support for other tasks across the Content Delivery team, such as the processing of print journal issues and be involved in general Library duties, including shelving.

Applicants must have exceptional attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to prioritize tasks, work independently and take initiative as appropriate. The work involves the use of online resources so good all round IT skills are essential. 

Download job description and person specification Ref 3229 [PDF 160.65KB]


How to apply

Download our professional services application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to libraryrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

Download our terms and conditions summary for Clerical and Related Staff Terms and Conditions [DOC 35.00KB]


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