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Library Assistant
Grade: 3
Salary Range: 18,734-21,605

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of full-time Library Assistant within European Collections and Cataloguing, part of the Collection Development and Description division of the University Library. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of a language specialist assisting in the acquisition and cataloguing of material in European languages, particularly German in the first instance.

Applicants should be educated to GCSE standard or above including English and Maths, and should have previous experience of working in an academic library. The successful candidate should have good communication and IT skills. The ability to work well as part of a team is essential. He or she will need at least two years experience of Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, MARC and Library of Congress Subject Headings. Familiarity with the RDA cataloguing standard is also desirable. Experience of acquisitions work using a library management system is very desirable. A command of German is essential, and knowledge of at least one other European language other than English is desirable, preferably French.

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University’s web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to create and log in to create an online application form.

The closing date for applications is Monday 06 June 2016.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact David Lowe, Head of European Collections and Cataloguing: email dkl1000@cam.ac.uk, telephone: 01223 333 094.

Please quote reference VE09201 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.

Closing Date: Monday 6 June 2016

 

Research Data Adviser
Grade: 5
Salary Range: 25,023-28,982

The University of Cambridge is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to work within the Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) as the Research Data Adviser. The funding landscape in the UK now requires that research data originating from publicly-funded research is made publicly available. The University of Cambridge has an institutional repository to house these datasets: www.repository.cam.ac.uk. To ensure efficient engagement with the Open Data agenda, the Office of Scholarly Communication delivers numerous advocacy and training events across the University of Cambridge.

The role holder will be part of a dynamically growing OSC team and will help to deliver and shape research data services (www.data.cam.ac.uk) at the University of Cambridge. The primary roles of the Research Data Adviser will be to assist researchers with submitting their research data into the institutional repository, provide them with advice on data management strategies and to advocate for open science and data sharing by delivering advocacy events. The Research Data Adviser will communicate with researchers to update them on the status of their submissions and provide advice about research data management and data management plans. The role holder will also deliver presentations and training on research data management and sharing across the academic community at the University of Cambridge.

This role is an excellent opportunity for personal and professional development.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

The applicants are requested to accompany their application with a letter of motivation (maximum 2 pages) which should be included in the "suitability" section of the application form. The letter of motivation should address the requirements specified in the person profile in the Further Particulars for the role.

The interviews are likely to be held on 17 June 2016. Shortlisted candidates will be notified w/c Monday 13 June 2016 and they will be asked to submit a short assignment (2h of work) before the interview.

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University’s web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to create and log in to create an online application form.

The closing date for applications is 07 June 2016.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr Marta Teperek, Office of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge University Library, tel. 01223 333138, e-mail: mt446@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference VE09200 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.

Closing Date: Tuesday 7 June 2016

 

Library Assistant (temporary cover)
Grade: 3
Salary Range: 18,734-21,605

An exciting opportunity has become available to join a busy team as a Library Assistant in the Reader Services Division of the University Library. The successful applicant will be assisting in the provision of high-quality library services in a customer-focused environment.

This post is part of the Reader Services Desk team and as such the postholder can be assigned to any aspect of the team's work. The Reader Services Desk is the main reception point for all visitors to the Library and the Milstein Exhibition Centre, receiving over 800 visits per day, and is usually the first point of contact for telephone enquiries.

Duties will include providing a welcoming first point of contact to the Library's readers and visitors; the accurate operation of the Library's automated system to carry out all aspects of circulation services; staffing Reader Registration on a rota basis; assisting in the induction, training and supervision of staff; documenting procedures and ensuring effective internal communication; updating library guides and webpages; dealing with general enquiries; and handling the movement of books across the Library by sorting and shelving. Involvement in outreach activities will also form part of the post's duties.

Applicants should be user-focused and able to provide a friendly and efficient service at all times. This post requires excellent interpersonal and IT skills; dedication; flexibility; and the ability to work unsupervised as well as part of a team. Regular lunch, evening and Saturday duties are required.

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University’s web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to create and log in to create an online application form.

Applications should be returned by 12 noon on Wednesday 8 June 2016.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 14 June 2016.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Rose Giles, rfg29@cam.ac.uk, tel: 01223 333 030.

Please quote reference VE09194 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.

Closing Date: Wednesday 8 June 2016

 

Library Assistant
Grade: 3
Salary Range: 18,734-21,605

The Faculty of Education is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated library assistant to join our experienced Library team. You will assist in delivering tailored information services to the Faculty which has a predominately post-graduate student profile, including many part-time and distance students. You will have excellent communication skills and a commitment to exemplary customer service and learner support.

You will play a key role in supporting the Deputy Librarian in delivering reader services at the busy Library Welcome Desk, including assisting readers in the use of electronic resources. It is important that you are able to engage with a wide range of people and are able to empathise with individual reader's information needs. You will also assist the Acquisitions Librarian with ordering, receipting and cataloguing material and updating content on the VLE (Moodle). The ability to perform routine tasks accurately (e.g. shelving) is essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively in a team and multi-task in a busy public facing environment.

The successful candidate will be creative, resourceful and have a positive attitude to all aspects of the role. Some experience of working in an academic library is desirable, but full training and support in Education Faculty Library procedures will be provided. This post provides an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to develop their skills in librarianship and gain experience working in a busy academic library.

Start date: 1st July 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment has a three-month probationary period.

Interviews will be held on Monday 27th June 2016.

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University’s web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to create and log in to create an online application form.

Applications should be returned by 12 noon on Friday 10th June 2016.

For informal inquiries or to arrange a visit to the Education Library please contact the Faculty Librarian, Angela Cutts (ac114@cam.ac.uk; 01223 767701).

Please quote reference VS09237 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.

Closing Date: Friday 10 June 2016

 

Outreach and Engagement Coordinator (Fixed Term)
Grade: 6
Salary Range: 27,328-32,600

The University of Cambridge is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to work within the Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) as the Outreach and Engagement Coordinator. The funding landscape in the UK now requires that the outputs of funded research, such as research articles, conference proceedings and supporting research data are made publicly available. To ensure efficient engagement with the "open" agenda, the Office of Scholarly Communication delivers numerous advocacy and training events across the University of Cambridge. Additionally, the Office needs to adapt an efficient communication strategy to ensure that all University members are aware of funders' requirements and support available at the University of Cambridge.

The Outreach and Engagement Coordinator will develop an efficient communication strategy with academics across the University of Cambridge. The role holder will be also responsible for managing internal and external communication on behalf of the OSC, and play a key role in organising higher profile events on behalf of the OSC. He/she will also create publicity materials such as newsletters, advertisement e-mails and event updates on the website. The role holder will be also responsible for managing social media accounts (Twitter and LinkedIn) on behalf of the OSC.

The role holder will be part of a dynamically growing OSC team. This role is an excellent opportunity for personal and professional development.

The applicants are requested to accompany their application with a letter of motivation (maximum 2 pages) which should be included in the "suitability" section of the application form and a sample of their own writing (preferably a link to an existing resource added at the bottom of the letter of motivation, or a document not longer than 2 pages e-mailed separately to dak45@cam.ac.uk if there is no existing resource available). The letter of motivation should address the requirements specified in the person profile in the Further Particulars for the role.

Interviews are likely to be held on 30 June and 1 July 2016. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a short assignment (2h of work) before the interview.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University’s web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to create and log in to create an online application form.

The closing date for applications is 15 June 2016.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr Danny Kingsley, Office of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge University Library, tel. 01223 747437, e-mail: dak45@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference VE09244 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.

Closing Date: Wednesday 15 June 2016

 

Senior Software Developer
Grade: 8
Salary Range: 34,576-46,414

The Digital Library programme is primarily focused on showcasing the wealth of special collections materials held within libraries@cambridge. Our core activity is a single web property, Cambridge University Digital Library (cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk), which seeks to make available digital facsimiles of manuscripts and rare books, with associated metadata, for use by researchers and the general public. Alongside this the programme is taking on a growing role in the Digital Humanities space where we are active partners in a range collaborative research and development projects. Our role in these projects typically focuses on creating sustainable digital outputs that showcase scholarly work, often using novel techniques that sit at the threshold between pure and applied research.

The role holder will be expected to take a senior position within our development team which will require them to lead development activities on multiple projects that span the breath of the UL's activities whilst supervising the work of more junior colleagues within a collaborative development team.

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University’s web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to create and log in to create an online application form.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 26 June 2016.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Shelia Wotherspoon sw761@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference VE09258 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.

Closing Date: Sunday 26 June 2016