Collections Support Assistant

Student, Library and Academic Services

Working in the University Libraries, you will support the Collections Coordinator and Collections Assistant (Collection Management) in maintaining a high-quality Library environment and ensuring optimal access to resources for all stakeholders within available Library space. You will empty book bins, clear items from tables, ensure the prompt return of print material to the library shelves within published service standards, and re shelve items in a tidy and accurate manner. You will assist with a range of collection management activities including collection editing and deselection and assist with collection moves within the libraries. You will respond to and appropriately refer Library enquiries into Ask4Help and retrieve items from the shelves to fulfil reservations and inter library loan requests, and to support the work of other Library teams and services.   

Post 1, 0.54 FTE – 20 hours per week all year, working from 8am to 12 noon Monday to Friday at City Campus.

Post 2, 0.41 FTE – 15 hours per week all year, working from 2pm to 5pm Monday to Friday at City Campus.

Post 3, 0.41 FTE - 15 hours per week all year, working from 3pm to 6pm Monday to Friday at City Campus.

Post 4, 0.41 FTE – 15 hours per week all year, working from 12 noon to 3pm Monday to Friday at City Campus and Coach Lane Campus.

Post 5, 0.41 FTE – 15 hours per week all year, working from 5pm-8pm 4 evenings Monday to Friday and Sunday 1-4pm at Coach Lane Campus.

Please indicate which vacancy you are interested in.   

Interviews to be held on 1st and 2nd September 2021.

You must be committed to providing excellent customer service and able to work under pressure. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team are also essential. Physical fitness is necessary for this role, which requires heavy manual handling, including lifting and moving of materials and equipment, and the use of trolleys and elevators to transport Library materials. These roles are Campus based.

For further information about the posts, please contact Janet Taylor, Collections Coordinator (Collection Management) at or Becky Skoyles Collections Assistant (Collection Management) at

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now’ and submit a Covering Letter and your CV and where relevant any documents specifically request in the Role Description and Person Specification.

If you are successful in your application for this role, you will be employed by Northumbria University Services Limited.  Further details can be found at

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.

Please note this vacancy will close on 08/08/2021

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