Archive Assistant

Bath, Somerset
£9,2017 to £10,312 per annum
15 May 2017
20 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Post Title: Archive Assistant  

Academic Unit/Department: Library and Learning Services        

Location: Newton Park

Line Manager: Collections Librarian

Rate of Pay: £9,2017 to £10,312 per annum, pro rata of £18,412 to £20,624 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Part Time - 18.5 hours per week

Ref: 04/17/2438

Closing Date: 12 midnight GMT, 30th May 2017

Interview Date: 12th June 2017

About us

At Bath Spa University we work with one clear vision: to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. As the fifth largest employer in Bath and North East Somerset, we’re really bringing our local talent out on a global scale. And with ever growing student numbers, it’s important for an expansion in our infrastructure and cherished buildings and landscapes. Transforming the lives of our socially engaged global students starts with making sure that our people, people like you, are engaged, empowered and feel valued for the hard work they do. That’s where you come in.

Our dedicated Library and Learning Services team support teaching, learning and research in collaboration with staff and students. We aim to deliver a seamless experience across the University providing excellent digital and physical resources to our staff and students, whilst providing environments that encourage study, learning and creativity. The University Archive is a recent addition to the Library and Learning Services portfolio, bringing an exciting opportunity for development of this unique resource.

About the role

The post holder will work alongside the Library Collections team, in organising, cataloguing and administering the Bath Spa University Archive. They will be the  key point of contact for the Archive, and will facilitate access to and use of the collection by University staff, students and visitors. This will include answering enquiries, and sorting key items for presentation or display as required. They will liaise with key people in the University in relation to the collection,  supported by the Collections Librarian. There will be some supervision of students working in the Archive on University placement or using the resources for research.

About you (requirements)

Together with recent experience of working with the public and delivering high quality customer services, ideally in a library or archive environment, you will have proven ability in administration and clerical work.

We will expect you to demonstrate excellent communication skills, practical problem solving, and a flexible approach. The ability to organise records or information, and practical computer skills, will be essential in this role.

We are looking for someone with strong team working values and experience, who is organised and committed to their personal professional development. You should be able to work accurately without close supervision. Crucially, you are enthusiastic about delivering excellent customer services and focused on providing the highest level of support to students and staff.

How to apply

For further information or to apply on-line please click apply. Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed. 

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff.  These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a Tier 2 (general) visa. 

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community