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Casual Library Assistant

Status: This is a casual part-time role.

Salary: £9.83 per hour

Job reference: LL/14/09

Deadline for applications: Monday 3 November (by 12 noon)

We are looking for a Casual Library Assistant to work as part of a small team ensuring that service to members during non-core hours (evenings and Saturdays) is of the same excellent standard as that offered at other times.

As a Casual Library Assistant you will undertake a range of tasks and duties under the direction of the Member Services Librarian, including lending, enquiry and reception duties. You should be adaptable, flexible and capable of working in a busy and demanding environment. In addition, you will need to be organised and methodical and able to follow instructions accurately, carrying out tasks and supporting members as required.

As part of our Member Services Department you will play a vital role in serving and communicating with our members, so you will need to be confident and attentive with the ability to communicate well orally and in writing.

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


Candidate Information pack


Closing date for applications: Monday 3 November (by 12 noon)
Interview date: to be announced


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.

Please note we are unable to consider candidates without a current right to work in the UK.




All correspondence should be addressed to:

The London Library
14 St James's Square