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Library Assistant (Maternity Cover)

We are currently looking to appoint an enthusiastic, customer focused Library Assistant to deliver high-quality Library services to more than 900 students, staff and visitors at the Department of Physics.

This is for 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9.00-13.00

The duties of the post include working at the Issue desk, dealing with enquiries from readers and using the Voyager automated circulation system to issue and return Library material, shelving and shelf-tidying. You will also assist the Chief Library Assistant in the administration of the Voyager system for both books and journals.

You will need excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to relate well to a wide range of people and good IT skills. The ability to pay attention to detail and work accurately in all aspects of the role is absolutely essential. You will need a good knowledge of using social media in a work-base context.

You should enjoy working independently and be able to prioritise your own daily work. Education to A-level standard or equivalent is essential.

Previous library experience is preferred, but not essential.

This position closes on 27th October (12 midday).

Maternity cover: This post is fixed-term until 31 August 2018 or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Ms Nevenka Huntic,,

Please quote reference KA13516 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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