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Library Assistant

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Knowledge & information management

  • Job ref:

    DR - 25858

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £12.50 - 12.50 per hour

  • Contact:


  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 7378 5459

  • Posted:


  • Duration:

    3 months

  • Startdate:


Library Assistant

East London

£12.50 per hour

35 hours per week

ASAP start until 14th December 2019


About the company

We are actively recruiting for our education client in East London, who is seeking a Library Assistant  to join their team until the Christmas holiday period. This is a full-time position, Monday to Friday from 8am – 4pm.

Lunch is provided during this assignment

No cover required during half term (21st October – 1st November)

What you will be doing

  • Supervise pupils between the ages of 11 and 18, enforcing the school and library codes of conduct and dealing with misbehaviour or overcrowding when necessary
  • Operate the circulation systems to issue/discharge books and laptops (Oliver LMS)
  • Maintain the library as a tidy, safe, attractive and welcoming environment, shelving stock on a daily basis and ensuring resources are shelved correctly
  • Assist pupil and staff with basic IT tasks
  • Process new stock to include labelling, stamping and covering items
  • Monitor the condition of circulating stock, referring items to the librarian for deletion and/or replacement
  • Support the library staff (two librarians and a part-time library assistant) with reading groups, class visits and author events as and when these occur

Why you’ll be hired

  • Previous experience or working within an educational environment
  • Previous experience of working in a library
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with colleagues at all levels
  • Knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • Readiness to acquire new skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise own work and work with others
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team and able to work towards common goals
  • Methodical and accurate approach to work
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds

Why you should apply

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Library Assistant to work with a strong Library team

If you are interested in learning more information about the role.  

Please get in touch on 020 7378 5459 or