POST TITLE: LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRES ASSISTANT
POST GRADE: Support Scale 2/3
RESPONSIBLE TO: Senior Librarian
The Henley College is a highly popular and successful Sixth Form College in the Heart of the Thames
Valley. It is the only Beacon College in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. It has a broad
curriculum, representing over 40 A Level subjects, the International Baccalaureate and many vocational
courses. Examination success is very high. The College has close links with an extensive range of
community interests, local, national and also international and notable among these are the four 11-16
partner secondary schools, employment interests groups and Higher Education institutions. Our students
participate in a wide range of Enrichment activities, including sport, music and drama. The Henley College
offers students the opportunity to achieve success within the caring and supportive environment of a well-
developed tutorial system. Upwards of 2000 full time students and 500 part time students enrol during the
academic year. The College employs approximately 280 teaching and support staff, both full and part time.
Excellence in Education and Training.
THE LIBRARY AND STUDENT LEARNING CENTRES
The College Library has 20,000 books, over 1,000 DVDs, 100 journals and newspapers, Microsoft packages
and the Internet. It has approximately 140 study places divided into silent and quiet areas. The staff consist
of one full-time Senior Librarian, a part-time Senior Library Assistant, and four part-time Library Assistants.
The College has two Student Learning Centres, which are ‘drop in’ computer rooms with 45 computers in
each. Each is supervised by a Student Learning Centre Supervisor. The post holder will be working alone
when working in the Student Learning Centre.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
1. To ensure issuing and receipt of books.
2. To be responsible for simple enquiry work.
3. To supervise private study areas and maintaining a quiet Library environment.
4. To shelve and tidy books.
5. To classify and catalogue Library DVDs using the computerised Library Management System
6. To carry out display work in the Library and other areas of the College, including researching and
photocopying relevant information
7. To work on a regular basis in the Rotherfield Student Learning Centre and in the Deanfield Student
Learning Centre, at times determined by the Senior Librarian.
8. To support student learning by:
Offering on-going and flexible support, dealing with users’ IT problems as they arise.
Assisting in the organisation and taking part in the induction of new students in the use of the
network and its applications.
9. To ensure printers are fully maintained for use.
10. To handle cash for stationery and printing credit sales.
11. To assist the Reprographics Technician and to provide occasional cover for her absence
To identify personal and professional staff development needs to meet the College’s Strategic and
To ensure continuous professional development (CPD) requirements as specified by the College and
that may be identified during College processes, for example Appraisal.
To participate in the College Appraisal Scheme.
To be responsible for ensuring that the duties and responsibilities detailed in the College Health and
Safety Policy are adhered to and carried out.
To maintain awareness of the requirements of the College Health and Safety Policy.
To read and apply the College Safeguarding procedures and to ensure that the duties and responsibilities
detailed in the College Safeguarding Policy are adhered to and carried out.
To read the College Single Equality Scheme and to act in accordance with statutory obligations under
the equality duties and in compliance with current Equality and Diversity legislation.
To ensure adherence to the College Data Protection Policy.
To work to the College quality standards and systems within the context of the College quality systems.
To undertake such other duties and responsibilities as are appropriate to this level of post.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Essential Skills and Characteristics
Previous Library experience.
Knowledge and experience of Word and general computer literacy
Able to be assertive with students
Experience and ability to work as part of a team
Well organised and methodical
Sense of humour
Previous experience of clerical/administrative work
Salary: up to £8,812.24 per annum
Hours of work: 21.5 hours per week for 38 weeks
The hours of work will be;
Monday 8.00am - 2.30pm (1/2 hour for lunch)
Tuesday 8.00am - 12.30pm
Thursday 8.00am - 3.30pm (1/2 hour for lunch)
Friday 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Pension: Local Government Pension Scheme (optional). This is an employee and employer
contributory pension scheme.
Employees are advised that College contracts, policies, procedures, schemes and guidelines
are continually reviewed, revised and adjusted as required and in line with changes in
employment law and advice from the Association of Colleges (AoC).
All College policies, procedures, schemes and guidelines are available on StaffZone and all
staff are advised to read them and keep up to date with changes as they occur. If there are any
queries, employees are advised to contact the Director of HR and Professional Development.
Completed application forms should be returned to Personnel Administration by Friday 8 July 2011
no later than 4pm, interviews will be held on Thursday 14 July 2011. If you have not heard from us
by then, you have not been successful. For more information please visit www.henleycol.ac.uk/jobs.
The Henley College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
The Henley College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expects
all staff to share this commitment.
This position is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced CRB check.