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Resource Assistant

Department: Student Life
Location: York
Salary: £17,046 to £17,361 per annum pro rata
Hours: 21.5 hours per week for 28 weeks (0.31 FTE)
Closing Date: Sunday 25 October 2020 at midnight
Interview Date: Monday 09 November 2020
Reference: 089-20
The Role

Part time term time, Permanent contract

Working hours: Mondays and Tuesdays 12:15pm-12 midnight (includes a 1 hour unpaid break)

Salary: £2,897

Location: York

Situated in the heart of the historic city of York, and with the recent addition of our new London Campus, York St John University has a long and proud tradition as a distinguished higher education provider. 

Our success is founded on the quality of academic teaching and research, our thriving campus environments, our professional and pastoral support, and our values of an inclusive, innovative and ambitious community with a strong sense of belonging.

The Team

You will work within a Customer Services team of 20+ people, including other Resources Assistants and Information Assistants, as part of the Library and Learning Services department. We are a fun and caring team, with the goal of providing the best service possible to students and staff.

The Role

The main duties will include the shelving of new and returned books and journals promptly and accurately, removal of books from self-return bins ready for shelving, the maintenance of Library shelves in good order and tidying study areas. In addition, you will aid the Service Desk by supporting users of the building to borrow, return and renew items via self-service kiosks. 

In addition to attention to detail and the ability to work without supervision, you must be fit enough to push a wheeled trolley of books and some bending is needed. The university currently quarantines items after they are returned, so you will be provided with all necessary protective equipment to deal with those duties and other safety measures.

For more information, contact Jonathan Freckleton at

In addition to a competitive salary, YSJ employees enjoy access to a superb range of benefits including –

  • Generous annual leave entitlement (plus additional leave days during our Christmas closure period)
  • Pension scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Training and development
  • Discounts at a range of local companies, including shops, cafes and restaurants.

As a Stonewall Top 100 Employer, York St John University is committed to equality and diversity and we actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups, particularly those from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. 

As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment, consideration is given to all requests for job share or flexible working arrangements.

Please note that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.

Interviews are currently taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams. Further guidance will be provided to candidates who progress to interview stage.

Closing Date - Sunday 25 October 2020 at midnight

Provisional Interview Date - Monday 09 November 2020

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