Library Graduate Trainee

Library Graduate Trainee

Queens’ College is looking to appoint a Library Graduate Trainee for a period of one year starting on 2 September 2019. The post is designed to provide pre-postgraduate course experience in a busy academic library. In order to contribute to the overall work of the Library, the post holder will be involved in the full range of library activities such as providing assistance to students in their use of the library, cataloguing and issuing books.  The post will be of particular interest to candidates seeking to work with special collections and early printed books. There will be opportunities to assist with outreach, exhibitions and other elements associated with the library’s ongoing project to catalogue its early printed collections.

Opportunities will be provided to visit other libraries in Cambridge, and to participate in training provided by the university’s Library Graduate Trainee programme. Informal enquiries about the post may be made to the Librarian, Tim Eggington: tel. 01223 335549 or e-mail

The successful candidate will be a good honours graduate with first-rate IT skills and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. The role requires initiative and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

The post is established as a fixed-term contract of one year. Hours of work are full time (36.5 hours per week), in general 9am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday. The salary will be £19,285 pa.  The College leave allowance is 26 days per annum plus public holidays.  

The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is Monday 4 February 2019 and interviews will take place on the morning of 18 February 2019. 

Applications can be sent by email to or by post to HR Department, Queens College, Cambridge CB3 9ET.

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  1. Applications will only be considered from those who already have a right to live and work in the UK.
  2. CVs are not accepted as part of the recruitment process, so please don’t include them.