Library Support Assistant Ref 0281 (Part Time)

School/department: Library
Hours: part-time hours considered up to a maximum of 18.25 hours per week.
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business

Contract: permanent 
Reference: 0281
Salary: starting at £16,766 and rising to £18,189 per annum pro rata. It is normal to appoint at the first point of the salary scale
Placed on:
10 January 2019
Closing date: 21 January 2019
Expected interview date: 06 February 2019
Expected start date: as soon as possible

Job description

The Library is seeking to appoint a part time Support Assistant to work within the Support Services team.  Support Services are responsible for running the busy Reception desk, security and ensuring that the building is maintained to the best possible standards.

The ideal postholder will be:

  •  A customer focussed, team player who enjoys meeting and dealing with a variety of people in addition to carrying out various building related tasks
  •  Able to participate in the movement of stock and equipment, so should have some knowledge and experience of Health and Safety issues.

The role may include occasional evening and additional weekend working, and on some shifts the role holder will be responsible for opening and/or closing the Library building.

Currently the shift pattern for this post is

Thursday and Friday 10.00-16.00 with 30 minute break

Sunday 09.15-17.00 (this may vary in the Summer Vacation) with 30 minute break

These hours are subject to adjustment depending on business needs.

Opening hours are reviewed on an annual basis, so hours of work may alter for future academic sessions.

Download job description and person specification Ref 0281 [PDF 105.18KB]

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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