Library Assistant – Library and Open Access IT x 2


Main Location: Full time/Part time
Hours: Permanent
Contract: 2022-08-15T08:00:00
Closing date:

The role

Two Library Assistant roles based at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. 

In your answer to the first question on the application form please tell us which role(s) you are applying for. 

1x Central Saint Martins Library Assistant, 35 hours (1 FTE) 

Term-time working hours are Monday – Friday 10:00 – 18:00. 

During vacation, working hours are Mon-Fri 10:15-18:15 

1 x Central Saint Martins Library Assistant 22 hours (0.63 FTE) 

Term time working hours are Tuesday 09:00-17:00, Wednesday 8:30 –17:30 and Thursday 09:00-17:00  

During vacation working hours will be from Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00, Wednesday 9:15 –18:15 and Thursday 09:00-17:00.  

You will assist in the delivery of high-quality customer-focused library and open access IT services, participating in front-line services and administrative duties. You will assist users with directional and initial information enquiries in person and online using our live chat service ASK. This includes helping with the use of Library materials, dealing with account queries, as well as supporting students with general purpose software. You will assist with the production of promotional and instructional guides to encourage students’ independent learning.  

You will also keep the space in good order, for example through regular tidying and shelving, in accordance with best health and safety practice and security guidelines. You will also provide support for self-issue systems and IT.  

Why choose us?

Library Services is a University wide department delivering high quality services in support of teaching, learning and research, and this post is part of the Central Saint Martins Library Services team. 

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.   

Every position within the University plays an important part in shaping future creative professionals, and impacts on the future of so many creative industries.

Your Profile

You will have relevant experience in a library or customer service environment, and formal training or education to post-16 level. You will have experience of working as a member of a team, providing support, assistance and cover where needed. You will also be able to work independently and have excellent written and oral communication skills and be IT literate. 

In return, University of the Arts London offers an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity.  

If you have any questions please contact Jaspreet Kaur via email 

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Image link to "Academic Career Pathways" page

Academic Career Pathways

Our staff development programme can help you focus your skills and grow your academic career.

Image link to "Staff Diversity"

Staff Diversity

We value the diversity of all our staff and the enrichment this brings to our community.

Image link to "Staff Benefits" page

Staff Benefits

Our staff have access to a range of benefits, which recognise and reward their contributions