University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Team Assistant

Team Assistant

Salary: Grade 3 (£22,214 - £23,144 p.a. pro rata depending on experience)

We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Are you committed to outstanding service delivery? Do you know how to go the extra mile for customers? Do you have a passion for rare books, archival material and the visual arts? Can you make a positive contribution to our team?

The University of Leeds is one of the top 75 universities in the world. We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities. Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.

We're the first point of contact for people visiting the Special Collections Research Centre and Galleries, and we make sure our spaces are welcoming and attractive places to visit.

We're looking for someone committed to excellent customer service. You will need a flexible approach as you will need to work across both Galleries and the Special Collections research centre. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, able to provide a positive response to customer queries. You will also carry out back-room administrative tasks.

We need to be flexible and responsive to changing demands on our time and developments in our services to meet customer expectations.

Get to know us

Visit Your career at University of Leeds Libraries to find out about our values, culture and ambitions.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx. 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – that's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Alison Tate, Galleries & Research Centre Supervisor

    Email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Professional Services School/Institute: Library Category: Administrative and Clerical Support Grade: Grade 3 Salary: £22,214 to £23,144 p.a. pro rata Working Time: 57% FTE Post Type: Part Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Wednesday 07 February 2024 Closing Date: Wednesday 21 February 2024 Reference: CSLIB1413

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    Team Assistant


    University of Leeds


    United Kingdom


    February 08, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 21, 2024

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,Education

    About the employer

    The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

    The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

    Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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