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Learning Resources Assistant

Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK
Newcastle and Stafford College Group
Full Time
£18,278 - £19,532 pro rata actual salary £15,360
30th June 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
25th July 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1254261


Full time 37 hours a week – Term Time Only

Salary: £18,278 - £19,532 pro rata (actual salary £15,360 - £16,414)

Location: Stafford College

In November 2019 Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG) became the first further education provider in England to achieve outstanding grades in every area of Ofsted’s recently reformed Education Inspection Framework (EIF).

The inspection report praised all areas of the College’s provision and acknowledged NSCG’s ‘positive, stimulating and safe learning environment’, ‘highly motivated staff’, and ‘learners’ exemplary behaviour and attitudes to learning’. It also highlighted the fantastic partnerships the College has with industry.

To read the full Ofsted report for Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group, please visit the Ofsted Government website, select Find an Inspection Report and search for Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group.

The group is currently home to a population of over 5,000 full-time students and around 500 students on higher education programmes. We have over 4,000 part-time or adult learners and 2,000 apprentices where we work with over 800 individual employers. Our Sixth Form provision has a reputation for high academic achievement and excellence.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and suitably qualified individual with excellent communication and organisational skills to take on this role within the Learning Resource Centre at each of our Newcastle and Stafford College sites.

Reporting directly to the Group Learning Resources Co-ordinator you will be responsible for providing advice and assistance to enable users to gain maximum benefit from the Library, and the effective administration, control and development of the service.

Duties are varied and include supporting student learning and assisting students and staff in the use of the appropriate learning materials.

In addition to a good standard of general education, you should have a relevant Customer Service or Library qualification along with previous experience of working in a similar role. You will have a confident manner with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, excellent MS Office Skills (Word, Excel). Hours of work are usually office hours Monday to Friday, but occasional attendance at open evenings will be required.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

To support student learning and assist students and staff in the use of appropriate learning materials (computers, books, journals, eResources etc.).

To carry out general Library duties (issuing and returning resources, information retrieval, processing new stock, to create library and awareness day displays to promote library stock, shelf tidying etc

To supervise the library, to maintain discipline and a high standard of student conduct to ensure that users gain maximum benefit from the facilities.

Required Skills and Experience:

Has a good standard of education qualified to level 3 or equivalent and be willing to undertake any relevant professional development.

Experience of working in a similar role

Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the confidence to deal with all college users in a polite but assertive manner.

What’s in it for you?

The college offers and excellent benefits package which includes:

Local Government Pension Scheme

Excellent Training and Development Opportunities

Term Time working only.

How to apply

To apply for the role of Learning Resources Assistant, please click ‘Apply Now’ to complete an online application form.

If you are applying via a jobs board, you will receive an email and link that will take you directly to our application form on the Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group website).

Closing date: 24 July 2022

This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All college-based positions are subject to enhanced DBS check and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.


Safeguarding Statement:

Newcastle-under-Lyme College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Newcastle and Stafford College Group

Newcastle and Stafford College Group