Library and Learning Resources Support Assistant

So much more than just books!  We have a great opportunity based at out Kettering campus for a Library and Learning Resources Support Assistant within our Student Services Department to support staff and students in finding and making good use of accurate information.

As a Library and Learning Resources Support Assistant, you will play a pivotal role in the success of our students through;

  • Actively contributing to the effective and efficient day to day running of campus Libraries, maintaining a welcoming and orderly learning environment with high standards of customer care and close links with curriculum and other staff
  • Raising levels of learner retention, success and value added through the provision of an outstanding Library service with a focus on supporting teaching and learning.
  • Proactively supporting learners in overcoming barriers to the successful completion of research and other learning tasks and to actively promote and facilitate the use of the full range of learning resources.

Finding accurate information can be quite a challenge and the Library staff now spend much of their time helping students to develop their research skills, accessing online resources and using it effectively in their work.  As a front line member of staff you will be working closely with students of all ages and discussing with staff the resources needed to back up the formal teaching as well as making sure that the Library is running smoothly.

The ability to work flexibly is essential and of course you need to enjoy supporting young people, alongside the following qualifications:

  • Good all round level of education to include Maths and English to GCSE (Grade A – C) or equivalent level (level 2)

Further details of the essential criteria for the post can be located within the Job Description.

About Us

The Bedford College Group aims to deliver world-class skills and education to the communities we serve. The Bedford College Group is comprised of Bedford College, Shuttleworth College, The Bedford Sixth Form, Tresham College and the National College of Motorsport.

Contract Type – Bedford College Professional Services Ltd (BCPS Ltd)

Starting in August/September 2021

30 hours per week (0.68989 FTE) / 40 weeks per year

273 hours holiday per annum, pro rata

An Enhanced DBS check will be required and you will be required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings, which would not be filtered in line with current guidance.

Interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed.

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in the interests of business continuity The Bedford College Group has made the decision to conduct out interviews via Microsoft Teams. More information on Microsoft Teams interviews will be discussed at interview stage.  

Please apply via the link.