Digital Systems and Services Assistant, Library and Cultural Services

University of Essex
November 25, 2022
Offerd Salary:£19,578 - £21,197
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Digital Systems and Services Assistant, Library and Cultural Services

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£19,578 - £21,197 per annum (pro-rata for part-time)

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Fixed-term, Part-time

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Job description


Library Services & Cultural Services at the University of Essex provides high quality, user-focused services to support the learning, teaching and research needs of the university. The Digital Systems & Services team is responsible for managing Library & Cultural Services software, systems and hardware and is based in the wider Content and Digital Systems team which is responsible for acquiring, processing and managing the print and digital resources required to support library users.

Duties of the Role

The Digital Systems and Services Assistant will work across Library & Cultural Services teams administering a range of systems, including general maintenance, troubleshooting, processing account permissions and co-ordinating equipment requests as and when they arise.

In conjunction with the wider Content & Digital Systems team, the role will assist with the collection development process including initial checking of accessibility and privacy compliance and activating content resources when they are ready.

This is a part-time, fixed-term post post working 18 hours per week until 31 July 2023 (working pattern to be discussed).

Skills and qualifications required

Applicants should demonstrate good organisational, communication and IT skills, the ability to work with a high level of attention to detail, and an understanding of and commitment to providing excellent customer service.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact [email protected]

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