Library Assistant

Edinburgh College

  • Location: Edinburgh
  • £21,065 to £22,587 per annum, Band D
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: EDC00600

Job Description

Learning Technology and Resources

Library Assistant

Sessional – 35 hours per week (over 37 weeks per year)

Sighthill Campus

Temporary Maternity cover from 3rd December 2018 for 6 months or until the post holder returns

Band D - £21065 - £22587 per annum (pro rata). Please note the appointment is usually offered at the first point of the salary scale.


For the future you want

As one of the largest colleges in the UK and a key contributor to learning in our capital city, Edinburgh College is proud to be supporting over 19,000 students from around 115 countries worldwide to achieve the future they want.

As a student-centred organisation and one which offers over 700 courses across 32 subject areas, Edinburgh College also works with over 1,800 industry partners to help secure the best possible employment opportunities for our students.

We are also the biggest single provider of student’s to Edinburgh Universities, with 98% of our successful full time students moving onto employment or further education within 6 months of graduating.

Edinburgh College is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified person to take up the exciting post of Library Assistant.


What we can offer you

We are seeking a Library Assistant to help our existing Library team provide a comprehensive library and information service to our students and staff. The focus of your role will be to help library user’s access and use resources such as books, computers, DVDs, photocopiers and a wide variety of electronic resources. You will assist in supervising the study area to ensure compliance with the library code of conduct and help promote library services to learners.

We have great benefits at Edinburgh College, with generous annual leave, a career average pension scheme and access to other benefits like childcare vouchers and cycle to work. We also have great on-site facilities including a gym, pool, training restaurants, shops and canteens. Plus you get to be part of a unique organisation which contributes to improving the lives of others.


What you can offer us

You will have at least an HND or equivalent in Library and Information Science, or a relevant subject, while experience of working in an information environment would be desirable. Understanding of accessing online resources and e-books is essential for this role. You will have experience of working in a customer service environment, enjoy helping people, have a flexible approach to work and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. As you will be required to work at the other campuses from time to time and also work on your own in the evenings the ability to work as part of a team and to use your own initiative is essential.

The successful candidate may be required to work at any Edinburgh College campus.


Closing Date: Sunday 21 October 2018

Scheduled Interview Date: Friday 02 November 2018



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