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Library Assistant (Part Time)


The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages Library is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated library assistant to join our dedicated and friendly Library team.

Key duties for this post include providing a welcoming first point of contact to the Library's users, using the Library's automated system to carry out all aspects of circulation services, answering enquiries, promoting Library services and resources, and creating and uploading content on the VLE (Moodle).

The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as a demonstrable commitment to providing an excellent customer service. We are looking for someone proactive with the ability to think creatively, to problem-solve, and able to adapt quickly to changes in a busy work environment.

Accuracy and attention to detail are essential in all aspects of the role, as is the ability to work independently and cooperatively in a small team.

Previous experience of working in a library in a customer service role is highly desirable.

The basic working pattern will be 8:40-1:00 and 2:00-4:00. Some evening and Saturday working will be required on a rota basis, with compensating time off in lieu. The Library is open on both May Bank Holidays and work may be required then.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 25 July 2017. Interviews are expected to take place the week beginning 31st July 2017.

If you have any questions about this post or the application process, please contact Mrs Hélène Fernandes, Teaching and Learning Support Librarian, hk225@cam.ac.uk or 01223 335014.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager

Please quote reference VY12734 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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