Deputy Librarian

  • Job Reference: 00001824-1
  • Date Posted: 24 November 2022
  • Recruiter: Homerton College
  • Website:
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: £26,751 to £30,962
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Full time - 37 hours per week – Monday to Friday

Salary range:  £26,751 to £30,962 (depending on qualifications and experience)


About the College

Homerton College is a self-governing college of the University of Cambridge and currently employs around 115 full and part-time support staff and around 70 full and part-time academic staff.  The College also employs a bank of casual workers who provide additional support across departments all year round and some on a more seasonal basis.  Homerton is one of the most attractive Colleges in Cambridge, with a mixture of old and new buildings set in spacious wooded grounds away from the noisy centre of town. It is one of the largest Colleges in terms of student numbers, with a thriving and diverse community.

About the role

Homerton College is seeking to recruit a full time, permanent Deputy Librarian to join the Library team. The post provides professional support and assistance to the College Librarian and is vital to the smooth and efficient operation of the Library, delivering a service to 1000+ students.

In particular, you will be responsible for:

  • maintaining the borrowable children’s literature collection of the Library (c10,000 items)
  • the social media output of the Library.
  • the creation of marketing materials and documentation for the Library.
  • the day-to-day management of the casual student helpers employed by the Library, recruiting and then monitoring their work and training.
  • deputising for the Librarian one day a week.

Based at the enquiry desk, you will be the welcoming face of the Library and therefore good interpersonal skills are essential for this customer-facing role.  You will also need to have a knowledge and enthusiasm for current children’s literature.  Previous experience in producing marketing materials and using social media in a similar context would be advantageous, as would previous management experience.

What do we offer

In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.  We offer free parking, subsided access to our onsite gym, a free meal whilst on duty, free eye tests and discounts via our benefits platform and will automatically enrol you into a pension scheme with a generous employer contribution. 

How to apply

Please send your application to the HR Department, Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PH or

Informal enquiries may be directed to the Librarian, Rosie Austin, on


Further particulars can be found by clicking on the Apply button.


Closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 19 December 2022.

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 9 January 2023.


Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity.  This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.