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Shelving assistant vacancies

Vacancies - Casual Staff
Student Shelving Assistants
(David Wilson Library)
Must be able to work from the 20 June until 22 July 2011


The David Wilson Library is recruiting students of the University to assist with book moves at the David Wilson Library. The duties involve moving books on the shelves, collecting books onto trolleys, moving trolleys and reshelving books at new locations in the correct sequences. Other duties will include relabeling books, using lists to locate books, general shelving, shelf-tidying and packing books into boxes. The work is physical and involves the lifting and carrying of irregular loads, manoeuvring trolleys and the use of kick steps and stepladders. You may also be required to work at the External Store at Nixon Court and the Clinical Sciences Library.

We will employ a small team of student shelvers to cover the following shifts on a rota basis.

The hours of work will be Mondays to Fridays 10.00 am to 12 noon and 1pm to 3.00 pm for a 5 week period 20 June 2011 until the 22 July 2011.

Pay will be at the casual rate of £7.02 per hour.

You must be available for interview during the week beginning 13 June.

You must be able to work with alphabetical and numerical sequences, have excellent attention to detail, be able to undertake hard physical work, be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and have good communication skills. You must also be available for training at an agreed time during office hours.

To apply for this post please complete the application form available from the David Wilson Library

Completed application forms should be addressed to the Collections Manager, Public Services (David Wilson Library) and returned to the Reception or Service Desk at the David Wilson (NOT TO THE PERSONNEL OFFICE) by 12 noon on Thursday 9 June 2011. Candidates chosen for interview will be notified by email. Applications must include your email contact address and the name and contact details of a referee from within the University.

Please note, if you have not been contacted by 20 June 2011 your application has not been successful. 

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