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Graduate Trainee Librarian (5 year fixed term)

Salary range: 
£23,334 pa (starting salary)

If you are looking for a career as a professional librarian, are self-motivated, creative, innovative and determined, this role will provide you with an excellent foundation on which to build your practice.

The University of Suffolk Department of Library and Learning Services is excited to be able to offer a comprehensive five-year Graduate Trainee Librarian role, designed to provide pre and post qualificatory experience, professional qualification and fellowship of Advance HE.

Located in the Department of Library and Learning Services, this role offers the successful candidate the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of work in a Higher Education Library, and develop a range of skills in line with the CILIP Professional Knowledge and Skills Base. You will undertake work as part of the Library Services team and Academic Development team, developing skills in problem solving, marketing and promotion, staff supervision and development, budget management, collection development and information literacy. During the first 3 years, you will undertake and complete a postgraduate qualification in librarianship or information management. Subject to successful completion, you will progress to a post-qualification 2 year role, offering further skills consolidation. In the latter position, you will achieve the University Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice to Advance HE accreditation.

For further information, and an informal discussion of the role, please contact the Head of Library and Learning Services, Ellen Buck via email -

CLOSING DATE:       31st May 2019 (noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: Expected to be during week commencing 10th June 2019

We are actively committed to growing and supporting a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly welcome applications from black and ethnic minority candidates and from candidates with a disability who are currently under-represented within our workforce. 

We consider flexible working requests for all our vacancies.

Closing date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:00

How to apply:

  1. Read the Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice
  2. Fill in the Application Cover Sheet
  3. Fill in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  4. Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post

EITHER return them as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) attachments by email to including the post title in the email subject heading
OR by post to:

The Human Resource Team
University of Suffolk
Waterfront Building
Neptune Quay
Ipswich IP4 1QJ

After submitting your application, if you have not heard from us before the interview date shown, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview.

If you would like to request support or ask questions about any of our vacancies, or us as an employer, please contact us via the email above or by telephoning 01473 338351.

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