Library Assistant (Weekends)

United Kingdom
Oct 12, 2016
Nov 08, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Part Time
Library Assistant (Weekends) Library

Location: Southampton General Hospital

Salary:  £16,618 to £18,940 Pro rata per annum

Part Time Permanent (4 hours per week)

Closing Date:  Tuesday 08 November 2016

Interview Date:  To be confirmed

Reference: 791116KX

We are looking for a proactive, reliable and customer focused person to join our team in the Health Services Library. Located at Southampton General Hospital, we support University staff and students in the Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences, plus staff in the University Hospital Southampton and Solent NHS Trusts. Your role will be to provide a loans service on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon, every other weekend. Your main duties will be:

• Staffing the loans desk, issuing and returning books to users.

• Reshelving returned books and maintaining the order of stock on the shelves.

• Offering help to library users, and referring enquiries on to specialist staff when appropriate.

• Opening and closing the library at the end of each shift. Your working pattern will be 09:00 – 13:00 on Saturday and 14:00 – 18:00 on Sunday.

You will work every other weekend, and for most of this time you will be the only member of library staff on duty. You will need to have the flexibility to offer cover for colleagues who work other weekend shifts, and have excellent communication skills as you will be working with a diverse group of users. You will also need to have experience of working with computers and online information systems, and have the ability to plan and organise your own workload. For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Ric Paul, Head of the Health Services Library, email: or telephone 023 8120 6548.

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Jennifer Dickson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 791116KX on all correspondence.