Senior Library Assistant Ref 8772

School/department: The Library  
Hours: full time considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 8772
Salary: starting at £22,254 to £25,627 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 06 June 2022
Closing date: 28 June 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: to be confirmed
Expected start date: to be confirmed

Job description

We are seeking to recruit a full-time permanent Senior Library Assistant in our Support Services section. Working as part of a team, the successful candidate will ensure the day-to-day delivery and development of consistent and high-quality services to all library users.

They will assist with the provision of up-to-date and accurate information, advice and guidance to students, managers, and staff at all levels on our building services, procedures, or policies.

They will liaise between service users and operational teams in relation to queries and requests. They will provide information, advice, and guidance on the range of services and activities within the support services team. They will assess queries and potential issues, advising on solutions and linking with relevant operational teams. And they will develop and maintain effective relationships to engender confidence and trust in the advice provided.

Please contact Tom Mountford for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 8772 [PDF 158.89KB]

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] 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 in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) 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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