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Graduate Trainee Library Assistants

Sackler Library

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 02nd Dec 2021
  • Salary: Grade 2.5: £20,047 per annum
  • REF: 154724
  • Closes: 24th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job Details

Graduate Trainee Library Assistants

Bodleian Libraries: Various Libraries around Oxford

Grade 2.5: £20,047 per annum

The Bodleian Librariesarelooking for librarians of the future and this trainee schemeisthe first step in your career in Librarianship/Information Management.Oxford’sone yearfull-timetraineeships provide an excellent launch-pad for subsequent postgraduate qualifications and a professionalcareer.8vacancieswillbeavailable,commencinginSeptember2022andbased in research, faculty and departmental libraries withintheBodleian Libraries.

You willbenefit from on-the-job training, professional and social support, and a varied programme of weekly training events (talks, workshops, library visitsandIT training)operated under the SCONUL Code of Practice.You will be working in frontline services helping our readers access the information and resources they require. This will involve working directly with readersand alsoworking with materials to ensure accessibility. You willplay an integral part in the smooth running of thelibrarybut individual project work is also encouraged.

Posts are aimed at graduates (of all ages)and if you havegood IT skills, a flexible and customer-orientated approach, and a desire to progress to a postgraduate qualification in librarianshipthen this could be the career for you.You do not need experience of library work, but must have a keen interest in information and libraries. You will have great communication skills and a willingness to work with others and in a team.Applications are welcomed from graduates in any discipline.

Please do not apply if you already haveor are currently doingan undergraduate or postgraduate degree related to Librarianship and/or Information Management,or if you have already completed a Library Traineeship.

This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Tier 2 visa under thepoints basedimmigration system. However,applications are welcome from candidates who don’t currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

Benefits include 38 days leave (including bank holidays and fixed closures), extensive training and development opportunities, access to travel and childcare schemes, free entry to colleges, discounted access to sporting facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For moredetailsplease seehttp://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/personnel/staffinfo/benefits/.

Theserolesarebeing offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis for1year.You will be required to upload a SupportingEvidence Formas part of your online application. Your SupportingEvidence Formshoulddemonstrate next toeachof thecriterialisted in the job description,as listed in the job description,how you meet each one and include evidence.CVs will not be considered.

Please ensure that you carefully read the ‘How to apply’ section provided in the Job Description, which you can download.The short-listing will be based on the evidence you provide in your SupportingEvidence Form.If you do not attach ALL of the required documents, your application will NOT be processed.

For more information about the graduate library trainee scheme go to:https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/library-graduate-trainees

Only applications receivedonlinebefore 12.00 midday(GMT)onMonday24January 2022canbe considered.We hope to notify candidates to let them know if they have been called to interviewtowards the end of Februaryand interviewsare anticipated to beheldinweek commencing14 March2022.Ifpossiblewe will hold these interviews in person, however, depending on government advice regarding thepandemic, we may have to hold the interviews online. We will notify candidates for interview nearer the time of their interview.

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