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Employer: Pembroke College
Location: Cambridge
Salary: £16,161 p.a.
Published Date: 13 Jun 2011
Status: Fixed term contract
Ref: ONL061113a

Job Description

Applications are invited from graduates for the post of Graduate Trainee in the College Library.

Pembroke College has had a Library since its foundation in 1347 by Marie de St Pol, Countess of Pembroke. The modern collection comprises approximately 36,000 volumes and approximately 30 current periodical titles. The College has an extensive collection of rare books; its medieval manuscripts are housed at the University Library. The Fellow Librarian oversees the College Library, and a Library Committee, comprised of Fellows of the College and student representatives, determines Library policy.

The Library serves around four hundred undergraduates, about one hundred postgraduate students and seventy Fellows, and covers all subjects taught within the College. The Library is staffed between 8am and midnight in term and 8.30am to 10pm in the vacations. PWF workstations and internet facilities are available to students in the Library, and at other access points within the College.

The successful applicant will join the Librarian and a part-time Library Assistant. The post of Graduate Trainee will offer the successful candidate the chance to acquire a basic grounding in library work and the opportunity to meet students from all over the world during our extensive Summer Schools programme. Opportunities will be provided to visit other libraries in Cambridge and beyond, and to participate in training provided by the University Library. Informal enquiries about the post may be made to the College Librarian, Patricia Aske: tel. 01223 338121 or e-mail library@pem.cam.ac.uk.

The post is established as a fixed term contract of one year from 1st September 2011-31st August 2012 and is a full time, 36.5 hours per week post. Hours of work are 9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday, with an hour for lunch. The College leave allowance is 25 working days per annum + Bank Holidays.

The salary will be £16,161 p.a. and is non-pensionable.


Further details and an application form can be obtained from the HR officer, Pembroke College, Cambridge, CB2 IRF or can be downloaded from the College website at:


Applications must include the completed college job application form together with a hand-written covering letter. Applicants may also include a CV if they wish.

Completed application forms and accompanying documents should be returned to Mrs Kim Andrews, HR Assistant, Pembroke College, Cambridge CB2 1RF and must be received by no later than 12.00 pm on 30th June 2011. Please ensure that you apply the correct postage.

Interviews will be held on Friday 8th July 2011

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