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Assistant Librarian (Parker Library) (Fixed-Term Contract)

Due to the retirement of a long-serving member of staff, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge invites applications for the post of Assistant Librarian in the Parker Library. The position is initially a 3 year fixed-term position, working full-time (37.5 hours per week).

There has been a library in Corpus Christi College since 1352. The Parker Library is now one of the most important research collections of rare books and manuscripts in Britain, principally created by Archbishop Matthew Parker (1504-1575). It includes many of the oldest and most precious books in English history. It was the first major library to be comprehensively digitised and is open to readers daily.

The successful candidate is likely to be a qualified librarian, with experience of rare books and/or manuscripts. The main tasks are:

  • supervising readers of manuscripts
  • vetting of new readers
  • answering general and bibliographical enquiries
  • selecting, ordering and processing of new accessions
  • cataloguing of existing stock on-line
  • maintenance and supply of photographic copy to scholars and publishers.

Experience of a computerised library management scheme is desirable and knowledge of Latin and other languages would be useful. Familiarity with medieval manuscripts would be an advantage.

In return, you will receive a competitive salary, excellent benefits and conditions of employment, including a pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, car parking and use of College facilities.

Job Description/Person Specification

Additional Information

How to Apply. Please:

  1. Complete our Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form.
  2. Enclose your current Curriculum Vitae, if available
  3. Explain your interest in the position and how you fit the role as described in the Job Description/Person Specification, using the Suitability for Employment section of the Application Form, or a covering letter.
  4. Send your completed application to: HR Manager, Corpus Christi College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RH.

Enquiries

For further enquiries please contact the Sub-Librarian, Steven Archer (sa377@cam.ac.uk) or the Donnelley Fellow Librarian, Dr Christopher de Hamel (cd281@cam.ac.uk)

Closing Date:          Friday 9 January 2015

Interviews:               Will be held week commencing Monday 19 January 2015


Deputy Head Porter

Corpus Christi College is looking to appoint a Deputy Head Porter to assist the Head Porter with the management of all aspects of the operation of the Porters’ Lodge and to ensure that the department provides a high quality, efficient and effective service to the College and all visitors.

The position is varied and will include supervising the work of the Porters to ensure they carry out their duties in respect of security and “front of house reception” to a high standard, developing the shift rosters and the allocation of shifts as appropriate. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels is essential as this position will involve liaison with senior and junior members of the College, as well as members of staff and visitors.

The successful candidate will have previous experience in a service related environment, excellent communication and organisational skills and sound IT knowledge. Candidates will be trained in Health and Safety, Fire Safety and First Aid but previous knowledge in these areas would be beneficial. Experience in managing staff would be an advantage but is not an essential requirement. A friendly approachable demeanour is vital as well as the ability to stay calm when working under pressure, maintaining a consistent high standard of service and professional manner at all times.

The position is full-time, working 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday however flexibility is essential as you will be required to cover for the College Porters in times of sickness or other absence including annual leave.

In return, you will receive a competitive salary, excellent benefits and conditions of employment, including a pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, car parking and use of College facilities.

Job Description/Person Specification

Additional Information

How to Apply. Please:

  1. Complete our Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form.
  2. Enclose your current Curriculum Vitae, if available
  3. Explain your interest in the position and how you fit the role as described in the Job Description/Person Specification, using the Suitability for Employment section of the Application Form, or a covering letter.
  4. Send your completed application to: HR Manager, Corpus Christi College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RH.

Enquiries

Further enquiries may be made to the HR Manager by email or telephone: recruitment@corpus.cam.ac.uk, telephone: +44 (0)1223 338044.

Closing Date: Monday 24 November 2014

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 1 December 2014.

If you have not been invited for interview by Thursday 27 November 2014 you have not been successful on this occasion.

 


Apprentice Butler’s Assistant – Fixed-term contract

The College is offering an Apprenticeship opportunity in the Pantry for someone to work closely with the College Butler and Butler’s assistants learning to provide a first class front of house service. The role will include setting up function rooms for meetings and seminars, setting out coffee and tea where required, laying up and serving on functions, clearing away after functions, as well as ensuring cleanliness at all times and giving customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation.

Applicants must be well-presented, confident, able to listen to instruction and willing to learn with the ability to work well in a team. Reliability and professionalism is essential as this is a front-facing position and you will be an ambassador for the College for all events, both internal and external. It is essential that you are punctual and able to work on a shift rota to include every other weekend and some evenings.

In return, you will receive a competitive salary, excellent benefits and conditions of employment, including a pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, car parking and use of College facilities.

Job Description/Person Specification

How to Apply. Please:

  1. Complete our Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form.
  2. Enclose your current Curriculum Vitae, if available
  3. Explain your interest in the position and how you fit the role as described in the Job Description/Person Specification, using the Suitability for Employment section of the Application Form, or a covering letter.
  4. Send your completed application to: HR Manager, Corpus Christi College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RH.

 Enquiries

Further enquiries may be made to the HR Manager by email or telephone: recruitment@corpus.cam.ac.uk, telephone: +44 (0)1223 338044.

Closing Date: Monday 24 November 2014


 

 

 

 

 

 

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