Human Resources

Library Shelver - QMUL16248

Department: Student & Academic Services - Library Services
Salary: £19,039-£19855 pro-rata per annum (Grade 1)
Reference: QMUL16248
Location: All three sites
Date posted: 10-Dec-2018
Closing date: 09-Jan-2019

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Queen Mary, University of London is the fourth largest College of the University of London and has gained a reputation for the high-quality of its academic teaching and research. It has some 15,000 students studying for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in three sectors: Science & Engineering; Humanities, Social Sciences and Law; and the School of Medicine and Dentistry. The College has around 3,000 staff and a turnover of £175 million per annum.

We are looking for 2 competent library shelvers who will provide an efficient and high standard of service to readers by shelving library material promptly and accurately whilst maintaining good order on the shelves, so that items can readily be found. Successful applicants should have experience of filing or sorting, either alphabetically or numerically or similar work, along with education to GCSE standard or equivalent including Maths and English.

Library staff will be expected to work on any library site depending on the requirements of the service. The posts are part time for nine hours per week and permanent starting as soon as possible.

There are 2 working patterns, both during the academic year (October to May):

Thursday & Friday - 16:00 -19:00

Saturday - 11:00 -14:00 (some flexibility on start times)


Monday & Tuesday - 16:00 -19:00

Sunday - 11:00 -14:00 (some flexibility on start times)


Post-holders will be required to work one public holiday per academic year, those hours may not be the same depending on operational constraints.

Starting salary will be in the range £19,039 - £19,855 (pro-rata) per annum inclusive of London Allowance. The hourly rate is from £10.43- 10.88.

Benefits include 30 days annual leave (pro-rata), pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan. 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

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The closing date for applications is 9th January 2019. Interviews are expected to be held shortly after.   

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