Librarian

  • Job Reference: 00002470-1
  • Date Posted: 2 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Oxford and Cambridge Club
  • Location: Oxford and Cambridge Club
  • Salary: £30,000
  • Sector: Higher Education, Commercial, Knowledge and Information Management
  • Job Type: Full-time

Job Description

The Club

The Oxford and Cambridge Club is an exclusive private members Club with Grade II* listed Clubhouse in Central London. The Club has 46 bedrooms, extensive libraries (with an array of books including digital), a fine-dining restaurant, 3 banqueting suites, two bars, 2 squash courts and a billiards room. The Club has nearly 5000 members.

The Role

We are recruiting for a Full Time Librarian to join the Club. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of the role in a similar environment and a friendly, reader-focused demeanour. We are looking for someone who is highly personable, knowledgeable and has a working understanding of how a digital and physical library functions.

The role is a full-time position working 40 hours per week. £30,000 pa

The Person

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is educated to degree level in humanities or a similar subject.
  • Is able to communicate effectively, and converse with Members in a scholarly manner.
  • Has a genuine interest in literature.
  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Main Duties

  • Manage the library stock by using Heritage
  • Manage the digital library via Libby
  • Conduct reviews of the current stock and advise the committee on upcoming issues
  • Conduct stock counts on library resources
  • Coordinate with the London Library on Member requests
  • Manage the book buying programme
  • Manage the periodicals list and presentation of the offer
  • Deal with loans and returns and log all activity
  • Curate the presentation of the shelves and stack in all libraries
  • Maintain appropriate levels of stock
  • Take minutes at the library committee

Benefits

  • Staff fund (bonus on a discretionary basis)
  • Personal pension scheme (Salary Sacrifice with up to 10% employer contribution)
  • Life Assurance (4 times basic salary)
  • Uniforms provided and laundered
  • Superb staff meals whilst on duty
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays per annum - a full week at Christmas
  • Season ticket loan (after qualifying period)
  • Exciting range of learning and development programmes
  • Colleague recognition and reward programme

Eligibility

Only applicants eligible to work in the UK or holding a valid UK work permit or visa should apply