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IT Support Officer

Full-time, permanent

Salary: £26,908-£30,829  (incl LW + benefits)

Job ref: LL/14/06

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 27 August (by noon)
 

Applications are invited for the post of IT Support Officer to join our energetic IT team and help ensure the continued delivery of excellent IT services to members and staff, as well as helping to identify and implement new services.  A key responsibility of the post will be ensuring the effective roll-out of smaller projects.

Founded in 1841, The London Library has become one of the most important literary organisations in the country.  Housed in its historic building close to Piccadilly Circus is a collection of over one million books and periodicals that forms the basis for the largest independent lending library in the world.  Past members have ranged from Charles Darwin to Virginia Woolf and amongst its 7,000 members today are leading writers, scholars and researchers.  The Patron of the Library is HM the Queen and its President is Sir Tom Stoppard.

This is an exciting time to join The London Library. We are a significant way into our ambitious capital campaign, having recently completed Stage 1 with the refurbishment of the Library’s main Victorian reading room and the creation of a very warmly received Writers’ Room. The work to date has been greeted with much acclaim, most recently winning RIBA London and National Awards for the architectural excellence of its design. We are now working to achieve Stage 2, the final phases of our plans, which will include the refurbishment of the older parts of our historic Grade II listed building, the construction of extra book stacks and the addition of a roof-top reading room, members’ refreshment room and terrace. As well as playing a significant part in ensuring the success of the Library’s physical development by delivering an improved IT offer through new software, hardware and extending access, the IT Department is also delivering large-scale strategic developments such as the introduction of the discovery tool, Primo, which will be rolled out this Winter.

We are looking for applicants with a broad range of technical experience, including supporting networks and servers, and proven experience in assisting users and providing training. Excellent communications and interpersonal skills are vital, as is attention to detail and the ability to work unsupervised and deliver to deadlines. Applicants should note that hands-on day-to-day maintenance of PCs, printers etc. is an essential element of the job.

 

How to apply (*No agencies please*)
Please download the Candidate Information Pack from the link below

Documents for download
 - Candidate Information pack (IT Support Officer) [PDF Format]
 - Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form [Rich Text Format]

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 27 August (by 12 noon)
Interviews: Monday 8 September

 

Employment notes:
The Library welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All applicants will be considered on the basis of their merits and abilities for the post.

The Library is a licensed sponsor for non EU workers (Tier 2 skilled). For further information on this please visit the UK Border Agency website.

Please note that this post is not considered a Tier 2 post and we are unable to consider candidates without a current right to work in the UK.

 


Library Assistants x 2

1 x Full-time (permanent) and 1 x Full-time (fixed-term contract to 31 August 2015)

Salary: from £20,165-£23,526 (incl LW + benefits)

Job reference: LL/14/07 (permanent) and LL/14/08 (fixed-term-contract)

Deadline for applications: Sunday 21 September (by midnight)

 

We are looking for two Library Assistants to join our busy Member Services department, who provide lending, enquiry and reference services to members using a range of hard copy and online resources.  The postholders assist in the day-to-day provision of effective book issue, renewal, reservation, returns and enquiry services.

Familiarity with library systems in an academic-related or large public library is essential, but full training will be given on the Library’s system (Aleph).  Experience in a customer-facing role is essential, as is a demonstrable interest in the Arts and Humanities.  The posts should appeal to those confident in working in a public-facing environment and who have experience of working as part of a team.  A real commitment to providing a consistently excellent standard of service to members, even under pressure, is essential.  Ideal candidates will have strong inter-personal, communication and IT skills (MS Office, email, internet).

Founded in 1841, the London Library has become one of the most important literary organisations in the country, seeking to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the nation by providing direct and liberal access to its traditional book-based collections (around one million printed volumes, most on open shelves and borrowable) and now also providing a growing collection of electronic resources.  Past members have ranged from Charles Darwin to Virginia Woolf and amongst its 7,000 members today are leading writers, scholars and researchers.  

 

How to apply (*No agencies please*)

Please download the Candidate Information Pack from the links below

 

Documents for download

Candidate Information pack

Please use the reference for the post you are interested in. If you would like to apply for both you may submit one application but should clearly indicate your interest in both positions.

  • Library Assistant - permanent LL/14/07 [PDF Format]
  • Library Assistant - fixed-term contract LL/14/08 [PDF Format]

 

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form [Rich Text Format]

 

Closing date for applications: Sunday 21 September (by midnight)
Interviews: Tuesday 30 September or Wednesday 1 October

 

Contact

 

All correspondence should be addressed to:

The London Library
14 St James's Square
London
SW1Y 4LG

Email: vacancies@londonlibrary.co.uk