Library Assistant (High Demand)

Type: Temporary

Date Posted: 45000

Closing Date: 45019

Location: Guardbridge, St. Andrews

Salary: £20,547 to £21,761 per year, pro rata

Library Assistant (High Demand)

The Library is seeking to appoint a well-motivated team player to join our Collections team. The successful candidate will help support key Team activities. These include assisting with the daily delivery of the Inter-Library Loan Service, making sure requests are processed quickly and accurately. The role holder will also support the management of the Library’s High Demand Collection, including its regular review and evaluation. Stock retrieval to satisfy inter-site lending requests will also be a part of this role, including support for weekend services.

You will have a good general education to Scottish Higher Level or equivalent. You will be able to demonstrate experience of team working, as well as the ability to pay attention to detail and evaluate and input data accurately. You will also need a flexible and customer-oriented approach and be able to communicate effectively with colleagues and the academic community.

This is a part-time post working 20 hours per week, with the possibility of some weekend working. The post is for a fixed term, until 31 July 2023.

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Marcus Gray, High Demand Supervisor,

Applications are particularly welcome from people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in professional posts at the University.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online:
In accordance with the new immigration rules, it is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Information on other visa options is available at or by contacting our HR Immigration Team on
This post will/may be primarily based at the Eden Campus at Guardbridge, a state-of-the-art working environment for professional services units.