Graduate Trainee, Library Services

  • Job Reference: 00000130-1
  • Date Posted: 14 March 2019
  • Recruiter: University of Essex
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  • Location: Colchester
  • Salary: £17,080 to £19,202
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Graduate Trainee Opportunity

Job Description

Graduate Trainee, Library Services



Library Services at the University of Essex provides high quality, user-focused services to support the learning, teaching and research needs of the University.

Duties of the Role

We are seeking a graduate trainee to undertake a wide range of tasks including assisting with information literacy and Library induction sessions, dealing with enquiries and providing support for library users in accessing and using facilities and equipment. The successful candidate will also provide support for acquisitions and cataloguing of library materials and contribute to student engagement, information literacy and other projects as part of a team. As this is a trainee post, opportunities to visit other academic libraries in the region and to attend relevant training and development events will be provided.

Skills and Qualifications required

Applicants have a degree or equivalent qualification and should demonstrate good interpersonal, communication and IT skills, the ability to work on a variety of tasks without close supervision, and an understanding of and commitment to providing excellent customer service.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please visit our website for a full job description, person specification and more information relating to this post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 876559).

Closing date: 27 March 2019

Interview date: 27 April 2019

Salary: £17,080 - £19,202 per annum