Job Vacancies

Casual Stores / Admin Assistant

Salary: £7.85 per hour

Pembroke College requires a kitchen storeman to manage our deliveries and rotate food stock. This role would suit a fit, well-organised individual with some basic computer experience and an eye for detail. Full training will be provided in-house.

The job is Mon-Fri 7.30am to 2pm, with a free breakfast provided.

A job description for this role can be found here

To apply: Please complete the application form. Completed application forms together with a CV should be emailed to David Harwood, Catering Manager at

Closing date for applications: Friday 6 March 2015

Applicants should note the conditions laid out in The Asylum and Immigration Act when applying for this post.

Graduate Trainee Librarian

Fixed Term for 1 year, 24 August 2015 to 26 August 2016

The Library wishes to appoint an enthusiastic and hard-working Graduate Trainee for 2015-16. The post offers an ideal opportunity to gain a wide range of experience in a busy academic library before embarking on a career in library and information work. Candidates should have or expect to be awarded a good honours degree, or equivalent qualification.

Purpose of the job: To provide assistance in the College Library with a range of day-to-day operational tasks and to assist with designated library projects. This training post is designed to equip the post-holder with a wide range of practical library experience prior to the attainment of a formal academic Library and Information qualification. The post-holder is expected to play a full part in the library team, promote the library’s services to its users, gain valuable organisational and project management experience, and contribute to improvements in library services.

As this is a training post the post-holder will have the opportunity to attend training sessions both within the University and externally, and take part in visits and other professional activities arranged on behalf of the graduate trainees in Cambridge. Although most of these sessions take place in work hours, the post holder is expected to contribute to their own professional development outside of work hours.

Hours: 36.5 per week, Monday to Friday. Holiday entitlement: 25 days plus 8 Bank Holidays

 Salary:  £17,039 (USS 21)


  1. Day-to-day operational procedures including circulation, shelving and tidying, stock-check, weeding, dealing with photocopier/printer queries and security.
  2. Check course reading lists, liaising with other staff as required in order to update new stock.
  3. Assisting with library re-classification and cataloguing using RDA, MARC 21 and AACR2 when appropriate (full training will be given)
  4. Answering reader enquiries.
  5. Processing new stock and carrying out basic repairs
  6. Carrying out induction tours which will introduce students to library services, facilities and resources.
  7. Trainees will be given the opportunity to promote the Library’s collections by curating an exhibition and/or managing a project.
  8. Contribute to the Cambridge Graduate Trainee website, CATALOG.
  9. Undertake any other duties or specific projects as requested by the Librarian.



The following criteria are appropriate to this post:

Education and qualifications:

A good first degree or equivalent qualification.


  • Some experience (paid or voluntary) of library information or archive work.
  • Experience of a range of libraries as a user.



  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team with a collaborative approach to achieving goal.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and confidently with a range of people, including students, Fellows, visiting researchers and members of staff.
  • Excellent written communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to deliver high standards of customer service under pressure.
  • Ability to undertake routine work diligently, accurately and positively.
  • Ability to prioritise a diverse workload.


IT skills

  • Good basic IT skills (MS Word, email, internet).
  • Proficient in searching library catalogues and other relevant electronic resources.


Personal Qualities:

  • Commitment to delivering a first-rate library service.
  • Fitness to undertake physical duties, including shelving and book-moving.
  • Genuine interest in and enthusiasm for a career in library and information work.
  • Pleasant, good-humoured and courteous approach.


For further background information on the Library visit our website: or via the Pembroke College Library facebook page.

Informal enquires about the post may be made to the College Librarian, email;

To apply: Please complete the application form. Completed application forms together with a covering letter can be emailed to or alternatively post it to The HR Office, Pembroke College, Trumpington Street, CB2 1RF

 Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday, 16 March, 2015

 Interview date: Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Applicants should note the conditions laid out in The Asylum and Immigration Act when applying for this post.


Pembroke College is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity

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