Library Support Assistant Ref 2970

School/department: The Library
Hours: 18.25. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed 6 months
Reference: 2970
Salary: £17,361 - £18,709 per annum, £8,680.5 – £9,354.5 pro rata. From 1 August 2019 the minimum hourly rate at the University is £9.32.
Placed on: 7 January 2020
Closing date: 14 January 2020. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 24 January 2020
Expected start date: As soon as possible 

This vacancy is only open to those currently working at The University of Sussex. 

Job description 

The Library is seeking to appoint a part-time Support Assistant to work 18.25 hours per week within the Support Services team for a six-month period. 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 post holder 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:

Wednesday 11.00-19.00 (30 minute break) = 7.5 hours
Thursday 09.45-17.00 (30 minute break) = 6.75 hours
Friday 13.00-17.00 = 4 hours

Hours may be flexible subject to business needs. 

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

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 2970) (PDF XKB)

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

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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