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Library Resource Centre Assistant

Location
Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1TW
College
USP College
Hours
Full Time
Salary
£18,744 (Pro-rata £15,986)
Posted
28th July 2022
Start Date
1st September 2022
Expires
1st September 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Permanent
Job ID
1261201
Job Reference
SR1088
Start date
1st September 2022
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As part of a team the post holder will assist in the provision of an efficient and effective College Library Resource Centre service for students and staff. To provide a high-quality customer focused library and information service and to encourage use by all sections of the community. You will be able to interact and build positive relationships with young people.

WHY CHOOSE US:

As a college, our strategy is to create a Career Focused, Digital Learning environment, ensuring that the learner experience and our relationship within our community, local and regional employers, are at the heart of everything we do. Providing a high achieving, focused learning environment allowing our students to achieve the grades they need for higher education or the skills and aptitude required to secure a suitable role in their chosen career. Our college is set in the leafy suburbs of Essex, with easy access to surrounding areas and amenities, we are based in a well-connected location both by road and rail.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A dedicated and friendly team of professionals keen to develop and learn.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Onsite canteen & coffee shop.
  • A cycle to work scheme.
  • Discounted gym membership*
  • Electric Vehicle Scheme*
  • Eye Care Vouchers scheme*

* Subject to terms & conditions

ROLE REQUIREMENTS:

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, IT skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook), with the ability to work accurately. A confident and professional approach when dealing with students, staff and outside organisations is required.

An important part of the role is to promote and maintain the areas expectations which will involve ensuring the noise level is appropriate for study, students interact professionally and they strive to achieve so the post holder will need to be able to interact and build positive relationships with young people quickly and effectively. You will issue and return resources including books, laptops & mobile phones, assist with basic IT support within the area and show students how to access relevant resources.

Although based at the Seevic Campus, Benfleet Essex, occasional travel may be required to Palmer's Campus, Grays Essex.

An understanding of Safeguarding including Prevent and Keeping Children Safe in Education legislation will also be required.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL:

  • A high standard of communication and interpersonal skills
  • IT skills (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel & Outlook)
  • Ideally knowledge of library systems (but this can be learnt)
  • A pro-active and confident approach managing the area and supporting students
  • The ability to support & build relationships with young people and develop a good rapport
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritise workloads
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, self-motivation and a friendly approach
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times

This role is considered exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. Self-declaration is subject to Ministry of Justice guidance on the disclosure of criminal records, further information can be found on GOV UK

USP College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, we therefore expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service, and any other checks that the role requires to ascertain suitability for working with children and/or vulnerable adults, which may include online searches.

We will hold and process any personal data, including sensitive (special category) personal data, relating to you in accordance with our legal obligations, in the manner set out in the Privacy Notice for staff and in accordance with our Data Protection Policy, which is set out on the College’s website, found here. You should familiarise yourself with our Data Protection Policy (and all other subsidiary policies to it) and comply with them at all times. Neither the Privacy Notice for Staff nor those policies form a part of your contract of employment.

Safeguarding Statement:

USP College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, we therefore expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service, and any other checks that the role requires to ascertain suitability of working with children.