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Library Assistant
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF42610

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 16/10/2022

Job live date: 22/09/2022

Salary: £20,134 - £21,197 pro rata per annum

Employment type: AAS-Clerical

Department: Library

Division: Library User Services

Hours per week: 21.5

Employment Basis/Type: Part Time, Permanent

We require a reliable, self-motivated and team-orientated person, with good interpersonal and communication skills, to join our team and help us provide an efficient and welcoming enquiry service to our users in this busy section of the Library. 

You will also undertake clerical duties as well as regular shelving and stock handling duties.

Experience of library work, including dealing directly with library users, would be an advantage.

You will have:

  • A good general education to GCSE standard or equivalent (including English and Maths)
  • Experience of customer service work providing services directly to customers
  • Good interpersonal skills for customer care and team working
  • Good basic IT skills
  • The ability to cope with the physical demands of the job

Hours of work will be:

Wednesdays 8:45 – 17:00 and 10:45 – 19:00 alternate weeks
Thursdays 8:45 – 17:00
Fridays 9:00 – 17:00

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Library User Services Team Leader

Contact name:

Rebecca Ashley

Contact phone:


Contact email:

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.​​​​​​​

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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