Graduate Trainee in the Library & Study Centre

  • Job Reference: 00000556-1
  • Date Posted: 9 January 2020
  • Recruiter: St John's College, Oxford
  • Website:
  • Location: Oxford
  • Salary: £17,682 to £19,612
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Graduate Trainee Opportunity
  • Duration: 12 month fixed term

Job Description



Graduate Trainee in the Library & Study Centre

(FT 12 month fixed term position: Salary £17,682 - £19,612 p.a: University Grade 2)


Applications are invited for the post of Graduate Trainee in the Library & Study Centre of St John’s College, Oxford for the academic year 1st August 2020 to 31st July 2021. St John’s is one of larger colleges in Oxford, with around 600 members. The Library dates back to the 16th century, and has substantial historical collections, whilst also maintaining student-focussed undergraduate collections and services. The Graduate Trainee will be a key member of a small team, fully contributing to the running of the Library on a day-to-day basis, making the most of the training opportunities provided by the Bodleian Libraries’ trainee scheme, and being able to work independently on special projects.

The successful applicant will be expected to have a good degree, and show a genuine enthusiasm and commitment to a professional career in librarianship and information work. Excellent IT, communication and organizational skills are essential, as are creativity, enthusiasm and self-motivation. An appreciation of historical collections and materials and their use is desirable.


Further details may be downloaded from the College website via the Apply button  or obtained from the College Librarian ( Applications in writing, together with the names and contact numbers of two referees should reach Amanda Armstrong, HR Officer, St. John’s College, Oxford, OX1 3JP (email: by 12 noon on the 10th February 2020. It is planned that interviews will be held in the week beginning 2nd March 2020.


St John’s College is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all. We encourage job applicants from all sectors of the community and are especially keen to encourage women and candidates from other under-represented groups to apply for advertised positions.