Senior Library Assistant

Nov 08 2023

The Radcliffe Science Library is looking for a part-time Senior Library Assistant to join the Library Reader Services team and supervise library staff and operations three evenings per week all year round.

You will welcome readers and visitors, respond to routine and ad hoc enquiries, direct library users to appropriate services and collections, and provide security during opening hours through invigilation. You will carry out a full range of other duties associated with front-line reader services, including issuing, returning and renewing library material and equipment, administering reserve collections and room bookings, and act as the first port of call for any problems arising from these transactions. You will supervise library assistants on evening duties, ensuring they understand and adhere to established library workflows and service standards, assist with identifying their training needs, and occasionally deliver ad hoc training sessions.

You will have a good general education, strong customer focus and communication skills, and be able to work under pressure. You will be expected to manage and prioritise your workload on a day to day basis under general guidance of the Library Manager. Punctuality and accuracy, good team work and IT skills are also essential.

You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting statement (or supporting evidence form using the template provided) as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 6 December 2023 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 8 January 2024.