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Administrative Assistant required

The Portico Library requires a part-time Administrative Assistant

The Portico Library is a late Georgian subscription library, independently funded and holding a collection of mainly 19th century books amassed by the polite society of Boomtown Manchester. The beautiful domed interior is a joy to behold and the building is considered to be one of Manchester’s ‘hidden gems’.
The myriad activities, from research to lectures and exhibitions to performances often centre on the main purpose of the Library – to house and make accessible a collection of regional and national importance to a wide community.

The Librarian and staff now need someone to help ensure the wheels of the many cogs turn easily and smoothly. We have a Librarian, a gallery organiser, a venue hire/events organiser and outreach officer and we now need a person to organise our day to day clerical and administrative requirements. A job description may be downloaded below, along with an application form, but the priority for us is to engage a person to organise and deliver on wide-ranging skills in office procedure and systems set-up, telephony, filing systems, diary management, credit control – in other words a person whose career path lies in office administration.

The position will be for 25 hours per week, usually from 10am to 3.00pm, Monday to Friday. After an appropriate period of training the Administrative Assistant will be required to enter onto the 11:00-15:00 Saturday rota.

Starting salary will be circa £14,614 per annum pro rata, depending on skills and experience.

To apply, please download the forms below and submit with a covering letter to Emma Marigliano, Librarian, by email (link below) or by post at The Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3HY. We will also accept CVs in addition to the Application Form.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 8th November 2017..

We will advise date of interviews (to be held in the Portico Library) to shortlisted applicants upon selection.

If you have any queries please contact Emma Marigliano or Thom Keep - telephone 0161 236 6785.

Previous applicants for this position need not apply.