• Job Reference: 00000664-1
  • Date Posted: 10 March 2020
  • Recruiter: Hughes Hall
  • Website:
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: £33,797 to £38,017
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent, Part-time

Job Description

Hughes Hall is one of the 31 Colleges of the 800-year-old University of Cambridge, with a unique character that comes directly from our members.  We’re one of just four Cambridge Colleges dedicated to undergraduates aged 21 and over and postgraduates. That gives Hughes Hall a very different feel from Colleges with younger students.

We’re the second-largest College for postgraduates, but we also have around 100 undergraduates and medical students. Overall, we have around 800 student members and 200 senior members.

We’re one of the most international Cambridge Colleges. We have students from more than 75 countries, and our senior members also come from all over the world. They include top academics, leading figures from government and the third sector, and senior executives in business, finance and law.

Hughes Hall is a College that bridges the academic and external worlds. Our mission is to use academic learning to bring about real change and growth in the world.

Our atmosphere is open, friendly and communal. We don’t put up any barriers between students, academics and staff.   Everyone works, talks and eats together. Unlike most Colleges, Hughes Hall does not have a High Table reserved for Fellows at mealtimes.

The College’s senior membership and staff form a diverse and experienced oversight, management, and support team for the College.  The senior membership of Hughes Hall comprises a broad range of professional academics at all stages of their academic careers, from early career researchers developing their research profiles, to established Professors directing world-class projects and departments. The College’s Governing Body, which has overall responsibility for the College and is the committee of charity trustees for the College as a charity, is made up of a core group of ‘Fellows’. However, the broader senior membership, made up of Honorary, Life, and Quondam Fellows, as well as By-Fellows, Associates, Research Associates, and Visiting Scholars incorporates a wide range of scholars and professionals into the intellectual and communal life of the College. As a group, referred to collectively as the “senior membership”, these individuals represent the core academic, cultural and institutional leadership of the College community.

The college library mainly provides core printed resources for undergraduate courses and for some taught masters courses, and appropriate electronic resources for all students. 


Job Summary

Hughes Hall is seeking an experienced Librarian to lead the team to provide a professional librarian service in the college’s Edwin Leong Library.  This includes oversight of:

(a) collection and management of printed stock and appropriate electronic resources,

(b) customer service for students and any other library users,

(c) study skills co-ordination and delivery,

(d) the library building and its various electronic equipment,

(e) the library budget and staff,

(f) liaison with the Cambridge library network.


The Librarian reports to the Education Manager.


To Apply

Please click on the Apply button to go to the College website for more information on the role and to download the application form and the Equality and Diversity form.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 31 March 2020 at midday.  Interviews will be held at Hughes Hall on Monday 20 April 2020.


Any information given will be processed for employment selection and statistical purposes. You will find all of the relevant Data protection Statements on our website at and also on page 7 of the application form.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Librarian:

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Manager: