Reader Services Supervisor – Bodleian Libraries

Sep 12 2022

Applications are invited for a Reader Services Supervisor (Evenings and Weekends) to work in the historic Bodleian Old Library and Radcliffe Camera in the centre of Oxford. These iconic buildings house Humanities collections in English, History, Classics, Philosophy, Theology and Reference as well as the History Faculty Library and the Bodleian’s Main Enquiry Desk.

You will work at library enquiry and entry desks and provide a knowledgeable enquiry service as well as carry out a range of circulation transactions.

Whilst playing a full part in reading room duties you will help supervise Library Assistants on duty. From time to time you will take charge of the site in the absence of the Reader Services Manager (Evenings and Weekends).

You will be educated to A-level or equivalent qualification and have experience in a library or similar environment.

You will have excellent communication skills and be able to prioritise tasks and take initiative.

You will have experience of instructing staff and a proven ability to perform routine library tasks with care and accuracy.

This is a permanent, part-time post, working on average approximately 9.6 hours / week (0.26 FTE). The working hours are 1 weekly evening duty (Tuesdays) 4.45pm-9-15pm, 1 in 4 Friday duties 4.45pm – 9.15pm and a fortnightly Saturday duty 9.45am – 6.15pm. The post is paid at Grade 4 £22,847 – £26,341 pro rata per annum and carries a 6% responsibility allowance.

The working hours are the same all year round.

Only applications received online before 12:00 midday (GMT/BST) on Wednesday 28 September 2022 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 17 October 2022.

The Bodleian’s staff and students come from all over the world, and they proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example shared parental leave.