Library Assistant

University of Oxford
April 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:£23,706 - £25,138
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Library Assistant

Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a Library Assistant to join the reading room team in the Weston Library. You will undertake a range of library duties associated with front-line reader services, including issuing books/manuscripts from the Reserve to readers, dealing with book supply problems, answering readers' queries, advising on the scope and extent of collections, invigilation and applying library and copyright rules and regulations.

This is a permanent, full-time position, working 36.5 hours per week. This role will also involve regular manual handling. Full training will be provided.

About You

You will have a good general education, a strong customer focus, be reliable and punctual, and able to work under pressure. Team work, accuracy, and good IT skills are also essential. Previous experience in academic libraries, especially in a special collections environment, and a familiarity with SOLO/Alma and library databases would be desirable.

What We Offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees' wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

• An excellent contributory pension scheme

• 38 days of annual leave

• A comprehensive range of childcare services

• Family leave schemes

• Cycle loan scheme

• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

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Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example, shared parental leave.

How to apply

You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting evidence form using the attached template as part of your online application. Your supporting evidence form should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CVs or supporting evidence forms submitted on their own will not be considered.

We aim to provide a supportive working environment and are happy to discuss training and professional development opportunities. The Chair of this recruitment panel will be Sam Sales, Superintendent – Special Collections Reading Rooms, who can be contacted with enquiries relating to the role ([email protected]). General queries about the recruitment and application process should be directed to the Recruitment team within our Human Resources department ([email protected]).

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday (BST/GMT) on Friday 12 April 2024 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 30 April 2024.

Contact Person : Recruitment team Vacancy ID : 171843 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 12-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 3 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £23,706 - £25,138 (per annum)

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