Casual Stack Assistant

Part-time, casual

Salary:£10.24 per hour

Hours: Part-time, variable on the needs of the Library but must be able to work on Wednesdays 9am-5pm

Start date: Early January 2018

Ref: LL/17/15

Founded in 1841, The London Library is a registered charity dedicated to the advancement of education, learning and knowledge through provision and maintenance of a lending library for the arts and humanities.  Housed in its historic building is a collection of over 1.2 million books and periodicals dating from the 16th to the 21st century, with 93% housed on open stacks to be browsed and borrowed. In addition to enjoying unique access to a remarkable collection, members also have access to a range of study spaces, extensive electronic resources and a host of other membership benefits.

Independent in thought and spirit and proud of being so, the Library receives no public funding and is entirely self-financing, relying on membership and philanthropic support.  Past members have ranged from Charles Dickens to George Eliot and Virginia Woolf to Winston Churchill and amongst its 6,500 members today are leading writers, scholars and researchers.

We are looking for a Casual Stack Assistant to join us from January 2018, to work as part of a small team ensuring that the Library’s collections are well-maintained and accessible.

As a Casual Stack Assistant you will undertake a range of tasks and duties under the direction of the Head of Collection Care, including shelving, shelf tidying and cleaning, and assisting with collection moves. 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 be able to accurately follow instructions.

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: Friday 1st December 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.