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Part Time Collections Management Assistant

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Knowledge & Information Management

  • Job ref:

    DR - 26525

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £12.69 per hour

  • Contact:

    Daniel Rose

  • Contact email:

  • Posted:


  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Startdate:

    20th Feb 2023

Part Time Collections Management Assistant


£12.69 per hour

Start 20th February 2023

6 Month Contract

14 hours per week


About the company


Sue Hill Recruitment are presently recruiting for a Part Time Collections Management Assistant for our Charity client in London, for a 6 Month contract.


The library is a major specialist academic library in philosophy, theology and allied disciplines. It is an affiliate library of the University of London and is based in the heart of London. The reading room contains circa. 8,000 books and the latest issues of circa 200 live journal subscriptions. The library is members-only, but open to students, researchers, teachers and students.


The Temporary Collection Management Assistant will work on collection projects and help with the day-to-day staffing of the library’s Issue/Return desk, as well as processing of books. This position would be suitable for someone with good eye for detail, and who might be new to library work.




  • Retrieving and moving boxes full of books.

  • Emptying boxes, checking books transferred from the Archives against the Library’s holdings (ca. 3,000)

  • Sorting books according to the results (held, not held)

  • Populating a spreadsheet, by adding certain books.

  • Stamping books to be withdrawn, boxing them, and moving boxes of withdrawn books.

  • Dealing with library users and staffing the Library Issue desk (issuing and returning books) for some of the time.

  • Labelling newly catalogued books.

  • Shelving and moving books.


The client might start a 2nd project during this contract which will probably necessitate for the Collection Management Assistant to travel with the Librarian and/or Assistant Librarian to the Offsite Store in Egham (Surrey). This would then involve packing boxes with journals or books on shelves and moving boxes to a storage space or a van.




·        A good eye for detail and working accurately.

·        IT skills necessary in the role, e.g., basic Excel skills for data entry.

·        Good people skills for working with library users.

·        Good record of attendance at work.

·        Some experience in working as part of a small teamwork.

·        Physical stamina.

·        Good sense of humour.