Senior Library Assistant

  • Job Reference: 00000311-1
  • Date Posted: 11 July 2019
  • Recruiter: Christ's College Cambridge
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  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: £19,730 to £22,017
  • Bonus/Benefits: Free lunches, 36 days annual leave and pension scheme
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


Full time, permanent post

Salary range £19,730 - £22,017


Applications are invited for the full-time, permanent post of Senior Library Assistant in the Library at Christ’s College, Cambridge.  The Senior Library Assistant plays a key role as part of a small team in delivering Library services to College members and external researchers.

This post would suit a team player with excellent customer service skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently with a wide range of library users. The successful candidate will have the proven ability to catalogue modern printed books using AACR2, RDA, MARC21 and LCSH and of maintaining patron records within a library management system (the College uses Alma and training can be given). Some experience of the administration of a printed journals collection and an interest in working with special collections are advantages.

Working 36.25 hours per week with some flexibility required, the salary for the post is £19,730 - £22,017 pa, which equates to points 24 to 28 on the University of Cambridge single salary spine. Incremental progression through the range is discretionary.  Other benefits include 36 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays), membership of a contributory pension scheme and free lunches when on duty.

An application form, job description and person specification are available from the College website, please click on the Apply button to access this.  In order to apply, please submit a completed application form with covering letter outlining your suitability for the post by the closing date shown below.  Applications may be sent by e-mail to  or by post addressed to the Assistant to the HR Manager, Christ’s College, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge CB2 3BU.


The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Tuesday 27th August 2019 and it is expected that interviews will be held on Thursday 5th September 2019.


Christ’s College is an equal opportunities employer