Library Assistant (Special Collections)

  • Job Reference: 037427
  • Date Posted: 24 November 2021
  • Recruiter: King's College London
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  • Location: Strand Campus
  • Salary: £25,186 to £28,371
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Library Assistant (Special Collections)

Job ID: 037427

Salary: £25,186 - £28,371 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance

Business unit: Students & Education

Department: Research & Impact

Strand Campus  


About Us 

The King’s community is dedicated to the service of society. King’s Strategic Vision 2029 sets out our vision for the future, shaped around five priority areas: educate to inspire and improve; research to inform and innovate; serve to shape and transform; a civic university at the heart of London; and an international community that services the world. Our ambitious Education Strategy sets out the actions that we must take to transform how we teach, how and where our students learn and how we support them during their time with us.

The Special Collections team sits within Libraries & Collections. The role of the team is to acquire, document, preserve, make available, promote and interpret the Special Collections at King’s for the benefit of staff, students, external researchers and the wider public, both now and in future generations.

We are part of the wider Students & Education Directorate, a collection of wide-ranging professional services in place to support King’s students and their education. As a directorate we manage the student lifecycle from application to graduation and beyond, to ensure a coherent and seamless student experience and effective administrative processes, working closely with King’s faculties to do so.

About the Role

The purpose of the Library Assistant (Special Collections) is to support the operations and services of the Foyle Special Collections Library. This is a role in which you will be primarily working on-site.

The role provides an exciting opportunity for candidates looking to work with unique and distinctive collections that enhance teaching, learning and research and who wish to develop their skills and expertise in service development and delivery. Alongside this, it is an opportunity to grow your skills in rare books and printed special collections.

You will be required to participate in frontline services as required, including contributing towards a rota for evening and weekend working.

We encourage applications from candidates who have experience from both within and outside the Higher Education sector, who can demonstrate the skills needed to succeed in this role.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.

This is a full-time post, but we welcome applications from candidates seeking a flexible work pattern within our necessary service operating hours.

Contact details: Adam Ray,

Closing date: 02-Jan-2022

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