Assistant Librarian

Job Description


Full time, permanent post

Salary range £23,067 - £26,715


Christ’s College invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the full-time, permanent post of ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN.   Joining a library team of 5 (including this post), the role reports to the College Librarian and supports the efficient day-to-day running of all areas of the Library.

Serving approximately 400 undergraduates, 200 post-graduates and 80 Fellows, plus visiting researchers, the library’s collections comprise the modern collection, the rare books and manuscripts collection housed in the Old library and including first editions by John Milton and Charles Darwin, and the law library. With particular responsibility for the acquisition of modern printed books and for assisting with the management of the College’s special collections, this post would suit an experienced team player with the ability to work pro-actively and effectively with a wide range of library users.

The salary for the post is £23,067 - £26,715 pa, which equates to points 29 to 34 on the University of Cambridge single salary spine.  Incremental progression through the range is discretionary.  Other benefits include 36 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays), membership of a contributory pension scheme and free lunches when on duty.

An application form, job description and person specification are available from the College website accessed via the Apply button.  In order to apply, please submit a completed application form with covering letter outlining your suitability for the post by the closing date shown below.  Applications may be sent by e-mail to  or by post addressed to the Assistant to the HR Manager, Christ’s College, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge CB2 3BU.


The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Monday 27th January 2020 and interviews are expected to take place during the following week.


Christ’s College is an equal opportunities employer