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Saturday Junior Library Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for the post of Junior Library Assistant at the University Library. Working Saturdays only.

Library Assistants at this level provide general support for the University Library including (but not limited to) regular book moving, fetching and shelving activities.

This position is a diverse and active role within the Reader Services Division which provides key functions in the Reading Rooms, affiliated libraries and to other departments within the University Library. The post holder will handle print material and assist in the organisation and logistics of the collections across our many sites throughout Cambridge.

To be effective in this role, you should have a good educational background (including IT literacy), excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills, and be a flexible and adaptable motivated individual.

Applicants must have the ability to not only work unsupervised but also as part of a highly active team; you must therefore be physically fit (able to cover significant distances daily across the library, fetch and carry books, and regularly use stairs).

This entry level role is particularly ideal for those who wish to start a career in Librarianship, or for those who are interested in information services, and understanding the complex nature of academic libraries and their services.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Camilla Jefferies, tel: 01223 747454, email:

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 24th January 2018.

Interviews are to be held on Thursday 1st February 2018.

Please quote reference VE14481 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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