Graduate Trainee Library Assistant (x2)

  • Job Reference: 002588
  • Date Posted: 6 February 2024
  • Recruiter: Institute of Historical Research
  • Location: London, Senate House
  • Salary: £25,494
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Contract, Graduate Trainee Opportunity, Full-time

Job Description

The University of London

The University of London is a leading UK provider of distance and digital education internationally, offering programmes to 45,000 students in 190 countries around the world. Although proudly rooted in London, our community and impact are global.

We are a national leader in the humanities, and we promote their value to society and the economy through knowledge creation and exchange.

We are also a federation of 17 world class higher education institutions, with collaboration at the heart of our ethos. The University of London federation is a collective community of more than 240,000 learners and 50,000 staff, delivering world-leading research across all disciplines.

Our passion for increasing access to education and mobilising the collective power and expertise of the federation is central to our ability to transform lives around the world and address the global challenges of the future.


The Roles - Graduate Trainee Library Assistant (x2)

Starting in September 2024, these two posts are one-year fixed term training posts designed for graduates carrying out a year of work experience and training prior to undertaking a postgraduate course in library and information science. They are based in the Library & Digital team in the School of Advanced Study’s Institute of Historical Research (IHR). The IHR is dedicated to training the next generation of historians, and to producing and facilitating ambitious, innovative historical research.

Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree or equivalent in History or a related subject and be committed to a career in library and information science. 

For a full role profile, please refer to the job description below.


Further information

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application, covering letter and CV(by clicking ‘apply for job’ at the bottom of this page) before the closing date at midnight on Sunday 3rd March 2024. 

The University will be unable to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK for the duration of their employment.

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented at all levels within the University. All appointments will be made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description. 

Pursuing excellence in education and equal opportunities.


For more information and to apply please click on the Apply button. 

Closing date: 03/03/2024