Library Assistant/Centre Support

Recruiter
Vacancy Filler Limited
Location
Thornton Heath
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Closes
18 Oct 2018
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Library Assistant/Centre Support (Job Share) Part Time, Permanent 36 weeks per year, 8 hours per week, 10am - 2pm (Thursday and Friday) Crystal Palace £3,336.22 - £3,568.90 per annum, inclusive of LW Our client is the only College in London that aims to deliver outstanding and inspirational land-based learning opportunities across the Greater London region. Our most recent Ofsted report rated the College "good" with good effectiveness of leadership and management. Aspiring to excellence, the College has an excellent reputation for quality, is financially strong and has continuous growth in student numbers. Fundamental to the College's forward-thinking strategy is support for the environment and food supply in Greater London and the southeast. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Library Assistant to provide a library and information service for staff and students at our Crystal Palace Park Centre library. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who would like to contribute to the development of the Library and the services it offers. Moving forward, we are looking to develop the range of activities to support students to develop their literacy, research and study skills. We also offer an excellent programme of Continuous Professional Development. The post may occasionally involve some evening work. The successful candidate will be responsible for running the library at our Crystal Palace site and carrying out duties related to the library function. The ideal candidate will be educated to Level 3 or above with a good level of IT skills and experience of using computerised library systems. You will have experience of working in a library or educational environment and working with young people. Key Responsibilities: Supervising students and staff using the Library and its facilities on a daily basis. To include support with IT, printing, photocopying, scanning and taking monies. Dealing with enquiries from students and staff. Carrying out all Library administrative routines: issuing and return of books, reservations, overdues, shelving and tidying, periodicals management and stock takes. Liaising with the Libraries Coordinator over all aspects of Library service provision and user queries as necessary. Liaising with the Centre Manager over the maintenance and upkeep of student IT facilities and other technical queries. Assist with the issuing of laptops to students and staff. Providing Library and Moodle (VLE) inductions for students. Receiving and receipting student assignments. Support students with literacy, study skills and assignment completion. This may include reading support, research skills and 1:1 support with referencing and bibliographies. Promote the library with the creation of displays and information. Assist with the maintenance of the library area on Moodle, the college VLE. Supervise students undertaking Maths and English assessments. Required Skills and Experience required: Experience of working in a library or educational environment Experience of using computerised Library systems Experience of working in an administrative role Experience of working with young people Good level of IT skills including a working knowledge of MS Office applications Good written and verbal communication skills Excellent customer service skills Experience of delivering programmes to support students with literacy and/or study skills is desirable Disclaimer This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and barring list check as it is within regulated activity due to the college being defined as a 'specified place'. The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Where applicants indicate they have a disability and meet the essential criteria in the person specification, they will be short-listed for interview. How to Apply To apply for this position, please click on 'Apply' and complete an online application form. Closing date: 19th October 2018 Interviews: 9th November 2018

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