Shelving Assistant x 3 Ref: 4545

School/department: Library
Hours: 0.184 FTE Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Salary: Starting at £16,420 to £17,046 per annum, pro rata. From 01 November 2018 the minimum hourly rate at the University is £9.15.
Placed on: 21 September 2020.
Closing date:  28 September 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: ASAP.

Job description 

This vacancy is only open to those currently employed by the University.

  • The Library is seeking to appoint 3 part-time shelving assistants for 10 hours per week during term time (32 weeks per year, plus 3 weeks paid leave). 
  • Hours of work are as follows: 10 hours per week (2 hours per day for 5 days, may include weekends). The exact hours of work can be negotiated on appointment. 
  • The successful applicants will be based in Frontline Services contributing to the daily collection, sorting, shelving and re-spacing of books in the Library. Some light cleaning may be required. 
  • Applicants must be able to undertake all the physical requirements of the job, such as manoeuvring book trolleys and handling books for shelving etc. sometimes in dusty conditions. Training will be given. 
  • Flexibility, good oral and written communications skills and the ability to deal tactfully with staff and students is essential to this post. Experience of working in a customer-oriented environment and as part of a team would be an advantage. 

Please contact Sean Goddard for informal enquiries.

Download job description and person specification Ref 4545 [PDF 43.40KB]

Please note that the University of Sussex is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position, and thus any applicant should ensure that they have the legal right to work in the UK for the period of the post. The University of Sussex requires all successful applicants to provide proof of permission to work in the UK before they commence work. Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website.

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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