Library Assistant x 2 – Frontline Services Ref 0434

School/department: Library
Hours: 36.5 hours per week (1FTE). Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).  Core working hours are 8.30am-6pm
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 0434 
Salary: starting at £18,688 and rising to £20,836 per annum
Placed on: 04 December 2018 
Closing date: 14 December. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 24 and 25 January 2019
Expected start date: as soon as possible

Job description

The Library is seeking to appoint two full time Library Assistants. The hours of work for the posts are 36.5 per week, negotiable within core Library hours 8.30am-6.00pm and will include occasional evening and weekend work.

To succeed in this post you must enjoy working in a busy, changing, often hectic and varied environment, yet be well organised and able to handle regular, routine tasks. Flexibility, good oral and written communications skills and the ability to deal tactfully with staff and students are essential.

Experience of working in a customer orientated environment and as part of a team would be an advantage.

The successful applicants will initially be based in the Frontline Services section of the Library dealing with customers on the busy lending and enquiry desks.

The successful applicants will also be involved in general library duties including shelving.

Download job description and person specification Ref 0434 [PDF 29.32KB]

How to apply

Download our non-academic 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

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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