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Library Assistant

£14 - £18 per hour

Job description

To provide assistance to students and staff using the Learning Resources Centre (LRC) including duties associated with obtaining, renewing and returning learning resources.

  • To assist staff and students in the development and use of e-content on courses on the college virtual learning environment.

  • To carry out a wide range of library and administrative duties, including the operating of booking systems, maintaining records, sorting and cataloguing learning resources, stock-taking and the preparation of display exhibitions.

  • To assist and run student workshops to promote the general progress and well being of students.

  • To maintain good order and discipline among students and to safeguard their health and safety.

  • To cover the computer suite and workshop areas and keep services running in the absence of other staff.

  • To organise and tidy learning resources areas, computer suites and workshop areas, technical and store rooms. To clean and carry out routine maintenance of equipment and to keep maintenance records.

  • To set up and operate equipment and other resources as required and arranged.

  • To participate in the preparation of learning resources within the college, and to attend meetings as required.

  • To participate in the college appraisal scheme, and arrangements for further training and development.

  • To lift and transport equipment and other materials as required.

  • To apply and promote NewVIc's policies and procedures (e.g. health and safety, equal opportunities etc).

  • To work flexibly according to the demands of the service and to perform such other duties, within the competence of the post holder, which may be required, reasonably, from time to time, including work outside of normal hours.

Skills & experience

  • Minimum level 3 qualification and (English & Maths GCSEs A-C or equivalent).
  • Experience in a related environment (college, library, helpdesk etc).
  • Knowledge of safe working practices, relating to the specific work areas.
  • Understanding of work areas and the use of computers for e-Learning and mobile learning
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment sufficient to undertake first line maintenance and/or identify more serious faults for specialist attention
  • Ability to use Windows-based computer software packages (word processing, spread sheets and databases)
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in person and in writing
  • Ability to deal with a variety of people, especially young adult students, clearly, tactfully and politely
  • Literacy and numeracy sufficient to keep basic records, and carry out detailed instructions
  • Ability to self-motivate, working under pressure to meet targets and priorities
  • Ability and willingness to understand, promote and apply the college equal opportunities policy
  • A clean enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check or police check (for applicants who have never worked in UK) and no question regarding suitability to work with children

If you are interested in working in this Library assistant job role in the East London area, please apply to this advert with a CV today and a consultant will contact you!

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment Business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to temporary vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer, job suitability are assessed on merit in accordance with their skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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