Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QP
We are seeking to appoint a part-time Senior Library Assistant to join the Radcliffe Science Library Reader Services team and supervise library staff and operations three evenings per week all year round.
You will welcome readers and visitors, respond to routine and ad hoc enquiries, direct library users to appropriate services and collections, and provide security during opening hours through invigilation. You will carry out a full range of other duties associated with front-line reader services, including issuing, returning and renewing library material and equipment, administering reserve collections and room bookings, and act as the first port of call for any problems arising from these transactions. You will supervise library assistants on evening duties, ensuring they understand and adhere to established library workflows and service standards, assist with identifying their training needs, and occasionally deliver ad hoc training sessions.
You will have a good general education, strong customer focus and communication skills, and be able to work under pressure. You will be expected to manage and prioritise your workload on a day to day basis under general guidance of the Library Manager. Punctuality and accuracy, good team work and IT skills are also essential.
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 several 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.
University employees are also eligible to join the relevant pension scheme for their role. Further information on the University's staff benefits for both work and personal life can be found here: https: // hr.admin.ox.ac.uk/staff- benefits
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 Marija Babić, RSL Library Manager, 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 ( [email protected]).
You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting statement (or supporting evidence form using the template provided) as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one.
Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 6 December 2023 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 8 January 2024.
Contact Person : Recruitment Team Vacancy ID : 168195 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 06-Dec-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 4 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £25,138 – 28,759 per annum (pro rata)