Senior Library Assistant (part-time) Ref 0655

School/department: Library
Hours: Part time (8 hours)
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 0655
Salary: Starting at £21,414 and rising to £24,771 per annum, pro rata. It is normal to appoint at the first point of the salary scale
Placed on: 28 January 2019
Closing date: 12 February 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 26 February 2019
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

We wish to appoint a supervisor for evening and weekend services in our busy academic library, within the Frontline and Building section. 

The postholder will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing library services
  • Training & supervising a team of library assistants
  • Security of the building & stock  

Applicants must have:

  • A flexible, proactive approach to work
  • Good team working skills
  • Previous supervisory experience in a customer orientated environment

Experience of working in a library would be an advantage.

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

8 hours per week – term & vacation plus 4 hours for one bank holiday in May


Term time, Easter and Winter vacations

Evening (Monday) 15.00-19.00

Sunday 09.30-13.30


Summer vacation

Evening (Monday) 16.00-20.00

Sunday 11.30-15.30


The post holder will report to the Frontline Services Librarian.

For an informal discussion, please contact Sean Goddard, Frontline Services Librarian, telephone 01273 873511, or email:

Download job description and person specification Ref 0655 [PDF 119.46KB]

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.

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