Graduate Trainee Library Assistant

  • Job Reference: 00001008-1
  • Date Posted: 7 June 2021
  • Recruiter: St Edmund Hall, University of Oford
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £19,612
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Graduate Trainee Opportunity
  • Duration: 12 months

Job Description

This exciting opportunity is designed for someone intending to proceed to a postgraduate library/information management course. It also provides a third full-time member of staff for the Library allowing the Library to offer extended services in our collections development, provision for students and outreach.

The post involves participating in the Bodleian Libraries’ trainee scheme, which operates under the SCONUL Code of Practice. The scheme provides the necessary experience for applying for postgraduate courses in information and library management. This scheme offers an intensive training and development opportunity, and the support of a cohort of peers from libraries across the university. Training is held one afternoon per week, usually a Wednesday, and forms a normal part of the working week.

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Interested applicants should forward the following documents:

  1. Cover Sheet detailing the names and contact details of two referees.  Referees should be people who have direct experience of your potential as a librarian through working with you or being involved in your education/training.  At least one should be someone who has directly supervised your work.
  2. A current CV;
  3. A covering letter, which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post.

Documents should be sent, preferably by email, to by GMT 09:00 on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.  Postal Applications should be sent to the HR Manager, St Edmund Hall, Queen’s Lane, Oxford, OX1 4AR. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Interviews are expected to be held the week commencing Monday, July 12, 2021.

Informal enquiries about the post should be directed, preferably by email, to James Howarth, Librarian at or by telephone on 01865 279062.

Please also consider completing the online Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form.  Submission of this form is voluntary and does not form part of the selection process, but we would be grateful if you are willing to return it with your application to assist us with our equal opportunity monitoring. Paper copies of the form can be found here and should be returned to