Graduate Trainee Library Assistant

  • Job Reference: 00000619-1
  • Date Posted: 6 February 2020
  • Recruiter: St Edmund Hall Library
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £17,682 to £19,612
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Graduate Trainee Opportunity
  • Duration: 12 months

Job Description

Applications are invited for the post of Graduate Trainee in the Library of St Edmund Hall, Oxford for the academic year 2020-2021.

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 offers an intensive training and development opportunity, and the support of a cohort of peers from libraries across the university.

St Edmund Hall is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. The College Library is housed in the 12th-century former parish church of St Peter-in-the-East; it plays a key role in the College’s academic life and is a major resource for teaching and learning. The historic Old Library dates from the 1680's and houses around 4500 old and rare books; it is used for both research and college events including public openings and exhibitions.

Further information about the post can be found here and via the apply button.

Interested applicants should forward the following documents: a cover sheet (found on the St Edmund Hall website) detailing the names and contact details of two referees, a current CV and acovering letter, which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post.

Applications should be sent preferably by email (in PDF format) to by GMT 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, 4 March 2020. 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, March 16, 2020.


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