Casual Library Assistants 

Casual, part-time

Salary: £10.92 per hour 

Hours: Part-time – various rota combinations available (7 to 14.5 hours p/w) but must be able to work some of the following:  Mon; Tues; Weds (5.30-8); Saturdays (9.30-5.30).  Please indicate weekly hours sought and your availability on your application.

Ref: LL/17/13

The London Library, founded in 1841, has played a significant role in the intellectual life of the nation for over 175 years. An independent and self-financing charity, the Library is dedicated to the advancement of education, learning and knowledge. An essential resource for scholars, students and the intellectually curious, it is also the working home of writers of all kinds, from the internationally acclaimed to those preparing to write for publication for the first time. With over one million volumes and extensive electronic resources to choose from, our 6,600 members enjoy access to a unique collection and a host of other membership benefits, including the support of knowledgeable, helpful staff.

We are looking for Casual Library Assistants 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 a confident team player with the ability to communicate well orally or in writing.

To apply

Please download the Candidate Information Pack for further information and how to apply.  Applicants are also requested to complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Tuesday 21st November 2017 (by midnight)

Interview: Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th November 2017  

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.