Library Shelver (3 Posts)
London Senate House

Job reference: 001557

Location: London Senate House

Closing date: 01/12/2019

Salary: £20,151 pro rata per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Senate House Library

Sub-Department: Space Management

Hours per week: 15 hours per week

The University of London – Senate House Library

Senate House Library is the library of The University of London located at Senate House. These important resources – including almost 3 million volumes – are used by many communities across the University in furtherance of its academic mission, and also exist to support the research needs of a wider national and international audience.

The Role

Senate House Library is looking to recruit three temporary library shelvers into 6 month fixed term roles commencing in December.  Working in Senate House Library, the post holders 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. Candidates must be able to work 15 hours a week and for that to be comprised of 3 continuous hours of work each day Monday to Friday between 9am and 5.45pm.

The successful candidates will have the ability to accurately file both alphabetically and numerically and to learn the further complexities of Library classification schemes following instruction. 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.

This is a part time (15 hours per week) fixed term appointment for 6 months.

For further information regarding this role, please refer to the Job Description below. 

Further Information 

If you wish to be considered for this opportunity click the ‘Apply’ button below to complete an application form and upload your CV. Applications close midnight, Sunday 1st December 2019.

Interviews will take place w/c 9th December 2019

Preferential consideration will be given to the University redeployment pool.

The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting.

Please note that the University of London will be unable to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role. Therefore, successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK for the duration of their employment.

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