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Principal Library Assistant, Dalian

Faculty Operations

Location:  Dalian, China
Salary:   RMB 108,000 - 151,200 per annum (plus 13th monthly payment)
Full Time - Fixed term for 3 years
Closing Date:  Friday 30 August 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1132919TX-R

The University of Southampton and Dalian Polytechnic University Collaborative Programme are seeking to hire a Principal Library Assistant to manage library resources in the School of International Education based on the Dalian Polytechnic University campus in Dalian, China. The Collaborative Programme offers students degrees in two separate programmes: Fashion Design and Graphic Arts.

You will support staff and students on all day-to-day issues related to library services and will assist with the organisation of library and learning resources in the School. You will liaise with specialist staff in the University of Southampton Libraries at Winchester School of Art Library to implement best practice in the administration and provision of library and library-related services in the School of International Education in Dalian.

You must have good English communication skills and be fluent in Mandarin.  In addition, you should be able to work with minimal supervision, organise workflow to agreed targets, take the initiative in problem solving, and determine priorities and meet deadlines. You will have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. A good level of computer literacy is essential, as is the ability to work with a high level of accuracy.  The principal focus of the post will be support for teaching and learning.

Based in Dalian, China you will be employed by Southampton Education Consulting (Beijing) Ltd. on a contract with Chinese terms and conditions and receive a Chinese salary in RMB. Therefore, you must be able to provide satisfactory documentation that confirms your right to work legally in China. 

Salary: 108,000 to 151,200 RMB per annum (plus 13th monthly payment), which equates to 9,000 to 12,600 RMB per month (13 monthly payments).

You will receive 20 days annual leave plus public holidays.

Please contact Katrina Xie, on behalf of Southampton Education Consulting (Beijing) Ltd on Principal Library Assistant if you would like to discuss this role informally at or +44(0)23 8059 6942.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight UK time on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Geraldine Lewis (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 1132919TX-R on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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