Library Assistant

University of London
January 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:£23,693
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Contract Type:1 year fixed term
Working Time:Part time
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Job reference: 002238

Location: Warburg Institute

Closing date: 23/01/2023

Salary: Starting at £23,693 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Senate House Library

Sub-Department: The Warburg Institute (WI)

Hours Per Week:: 14

The University of London

The University of London is a leading UK provider of distance and digital education internationally, offering programmes to 45,000 students in 190 countries around the world. Although proudly rooted in London, our community and impact are global.

We are a national leader in the humanities, and we promote their value to society and the economy through knowledge creation and exchange.

We are also a federation of 17 world class higher education institutions, with collaboration at the heart of our ethos. The University of London federation is a collective community of more than 240,000 learners and 50,000 staff, delivering world-leading research across all disciplines.

Our passion for increasing access to education and mobilising the collective power and expertise of the federation is central to our ability to transform lives around the world and address the global challenges of the future.

The Role


The Warburg Library is seeking to recruit part-time temporary Library Assistants (2 roles, 1 year fixed term contract) to start as soon as possible.

The post holder(s) will shelve and tidy in assigned areas as required,

answer basic enquiries from Library users (such as directing users to stock or around the Library), assist in moving loaded trolleys to the appropriate areas and participate in certain aspects of ongoing collection management activities.

The post holder(s) will also assist on library desk duties and in other areas as they arise.


This post requires lifting, bending and pushing loaded trolleys from sometimes dusty areas.


Attention to detail: The successful candidates will have the ability to learn the further complexities of Library classification schemes following instruction and to file books according to the system.

A pleasant and helpful manner when dealing with users of the library and good communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to give clear

instructions are essential to this role, as is the ability to learn to use library software. ​​​​​​​

Candidates must be able to work 13.75 hours a week and for that to be comprised of 3 to 5 hours of continuous hours of work each day Monday to Friday between 10am and 8pm during term time (10am-6pm in August and September) on a rota basis. There may be opportunities to work on the library desk in the evenings. Saturday working is possible if requested (not available August and September).

Further information

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your CV and Covering Letter (by clicking ‘apply for job' at the bottom of this page) before the closing date at midnight on Monday 23 rd January 2023

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented at all levels within the University. All appointments will be made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description.

Purs uing excellence in education and equal opportunities.


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