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Library Assistant - Weekends

Library, Archive & Open Research Services

Salary:  £26,974 to £30,453 per annum, pro rata.
Closing Date:  Sunday 09 October 2022
Interview Date:  Thursday 27 October 2022
Reference:  PSS-LAS-2022-04

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

Library, Archive & Open Research Services of this major international postgraduate medical school is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative individual to staff the Library at weekends and on bank holidays during term time and undertake various projects in support of the service. Duties include providing services to users from the Enquiries Desk and undertaking projects relating to Information Services. The successful candidate will have proven experience of working successfully in a library, and demonstrable knowledge of issues relating to the delivery of library services.

Applicants should hold a recognised degree or equivalent qualification, possess excellent communication skills and be service oriented with exceptional interpersonal skills. Excellent organisational and IT skills, the ability to work as part of a team and the ability to take responsibility are also essential. 

The post is part-time, 0.266FTE and permanent. The post holder is required to work 39 weekends during term time, 11.00am until 17.00pm on Saturday and Sunday. They will not usually be required to work during vacations or for the two-week period of the summer term immediately following the June exams. In addition, the post holder is required to work 11.00am until 17.00pm on the May Bank Holiday Monday (early May), Spring Bank Holiday Monday (late May) and Summer Bank Holiday (late August).

The salary will be on the Professional Services scale Grade 3 in the range £26,974-£30,453 per annum, pro-rata for part-time staff (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

Further details:    Job Description    

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.



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