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Library Assistant (3 Posts)

Library Services

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £19,578 to £21,197
Grade:  Grade 04
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Part Time (0.58)
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 03 October 2022
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  R220610
Release Date:  Tuesday 20 September 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Library in providing high quality library enquiry and user support services during evenings and weekends. 

This varied role will suit someone enthusiastic about working with students and a positive approach to customer service.  You will staff a range of service points skills responding to a range of enquiries in person, over the phone and online; work with colleagues across the Library team; complete administrative tasks; and have the opportunity to support and contribute library service development.  

You will have excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills. You will have good IT skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft office applications, the ability to work well with colleagues and students of all backgrounds

We recognize sometimes people can be put off applying if they don’t match every requirement, if you’re excited about the role and think you can do what we’ve described we welcome your application.  If you’re not sure you’re quite who we’re looking for do contact us with any questions.

This is an on-campus role. It is not suitable for regular remote working. The hours of these posts will be between 15:00-21:15 on weekdays and between 08.00-19:00 on weekends. 

There are 3 part time posts available. The part time hours are as follows 14 hours per week, 20.5 hours per week and 21.75 hours per week.

Interviews: 26 and 27 October 2022

Aston University is located within Birmingham City Centre and has accessible transport links, via bus or train and a cycle to work scheme.  We offer a generous annual leave scheme with 25 days annual leave and a further 13 days bank holiday and University closure days.

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered.

Further details:    Job Details     University Information    
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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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