Peter Symonds College

Working At PSC

Learning Resource Centre (LRC) Assistant

Peter Symonds is a vibrant sixth form college in Winchester, which has been rated by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’. We have a large team of committed and talented staff who are at the heart of the success of the College. We are looking for an Assistant to join our team, supporting students in our impressive Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and study area. The LRC and adjacent study space are centres of independent learning for over 4,000 students, comprising an extensive library of books, on-line resources and periodicals, as well as audio-visual resources and access to computers and laptops. The post involves working at the Issue and Enquiry desks, lending out resources, answering enquiries and troubleshooting IT queries. Good IT skills are essential, as is an empathy with the 16-19 age range, flexibility and the ability to work in a team.

The details for this post are as follows:

Reference (please quote):
£22,312 - £23,162 FTE Actual Salary £12,557 - £13,036
24 hours per week - Wednesday – Friday 8:15am – 4:45pm
Permanent - 40 weeks per year
Start Date:
27th August 2024
Interview Date:
23rd July 2024
Closing Date:
Thursday 18 July 2024 12:00

Information About The Post

LRC Assistants work in the Hopkins Study Area and on both floors of the LRC, staffing the Issue and Enquiry Desks, lending out resources and dealing with enquiries about resources and IT equipment. All members of the LRC team also undertake supervision duty, helping to ensure that the environment is conducive to study.

Responsible for:

Duties will include some or all of the following depending on experience and capabilities.

Supervising students and helping to ensure that the environment is conducive to study.

Staffing the Issue desk on both floors of Ashurst LRC and in Hopkins Study Area.

Issuing, returning and renewing resources(books, DVDs, journals etc).

Assisting students with enquiries (including finding information via online resources).

Dealing with student enquiries and problems relating to their use of the IT equipment and software. Contact the IT technicians if appropriate.

Issuing out laptops to students (this involves repetitive light manual handling).

Issuing audio-visual materials to students and assisting with audio-visual equipment as necessary.

Assisting in the library and AV facility with tasks of cataloguing, jacketing, labelling and presentation of resources and overdue notices to students and staff.

Producing LRC publicity and presentation materials in both printed and online formats, under the direction of the Librarian and LRC Manager.

Re-shelving and sequencing resources and keeping the facility generally neat and tidy.

Prioritising the safeguarding of all students and participating in training on safeguarding matters.

Contributing to the elimination of unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation; advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

Any other duties as may reasonably be required by the LRC Manager.


More details and information on how to apply are available on our website. If you require further assistance please phone the Personnel Department on 01962 857557 or email quoting the reference number.

We are dedicated to safeguarding the students in our care. To that end, a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure will be required in the event of an individual being offered a position within our College. Our staff undertake regular safeguarding and Prevent training and are subject to ongoing safeguarding scrutiny.

How To Apply

Please download and complete the application form (two parts). Once complete, please email it to quoting the job title and reference number in your email. If you require an acknowledgement please also request that in your email.

If you require any assistance or further information, please email us on the address above or telephone Personnel on 01962 857557.

Due to the number of applications we receive, we regret that we are unable to respond to all applicants personally. If you have not heard from us by the interview date you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. However, we would be very pleased to hear from you again in respect of future vacancies. Thank you for your interest in working at Peter Symonds College.