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Library Assistant x2
Grade: 3
Salary Range: £18,940-£21,843

Applications are invited for two Library Assistant positions in the Periodicals Department of Cambridge University Library.

The principal duties of the role include print periodical processing i.e checking-in; claiming missing parts; and maintaining holding records. This includes both titles received on Legal Deposit and titles received by subscription or donation. The postholders will also deal with the activation of new ejournals and updating of existing records on the Library Management System. They will also monitor the electronic helpdesk and respond to enquiries about journal availability, both electronic and print and liaise with suppliers to resolve technical issues with access.

While print processing will initially predominate, the important ejournals component of this post is expected to grow steadily.

Postholders must be prepared to work in any area of the main University Library or in its affiliated libraries at a similar level of work should this be required.

Applicants should have a good educational background, be enthusiastic, adaptable, and have a good eye for detail. The ability to work well as part of a team is essential.

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct 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.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Clive Simmonds, Head of Periodicals and Legal Deposit, email: cas11@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference VE11396 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 22 February 2017

 

Library Assistant (Legal Deposit and Materials Processing)
Grade: 3
Salary Range: £18,940-£21,843

Applications are invited for a Library Assistant position to be shared between the Legal Deposit and Materials Processing departments in the University Library.

The principal duties in the Legal Deposit department include all aspects of the receipt and preparation of the legal deposit intake, including assisting with the weekly unloading of the delivery from the Agency for the Legal Deposit Libraries and shelving processed material to await cataloguing and classification. The quantity of material averages about a thousand items in each weekly delivery. Some very basic cataloguing (only of material received via other departments or direct from publishers) is required when no records are found to import from external databases.

In Materials Processing the duties include receiving books and processing the associated invoices, order tracking, liaising with suppliers and dealing with donations of books.

Applicants should have a good educational background, be enthusiastic, adaptable, and have a good eye for detail. The ability to work well as part of a team is essential.

Postholders must be prepared to work in any area of the main University Library or in its affiliated libraries at a similar level of work should this be required.

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct 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.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Clive Simmonds, Head of Periodicals and Legal Deposit, email: cas11@cam.ac.uk or Joanne Farrant, Head of Acquisitions Administration, email jef22@cam.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 27 February 2017. Interviews TBC.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference VE11475 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 27 February 2017

 

Senior Software Developer (Fixed Term)
Grade: 8
Salary Range: £34,956-£46,924

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.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2017 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 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 Shelia Wotherspoon sw761@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference VE11147 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 28 February 2017

 

Senior Library Assistant (Assistant Librarian)
Grade: 4
Salary Range: £21,843-25,298

The Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) Library is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our dedicated and professional Library team. You will be responsible for the Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American and Catalan collections in the Library and you will liaise with the Spanish & Portuguese Department to provide Library support for the courses run by the Faculty. Knowledge of Spanish is essential for this post, and you should be familiar with the cultures associated with the languages taught in the Faculty, including Latin American literature and culture.

You will be expected to contribute to the smooth running of the Library service. Reporting directly to the Teaching and Learning Support Librarian in the MML Library, you will be involved in supporting the undergraduate and MPhil community in the MML Faculty, and in particular you will work on adding value to the reading lists through using Moodle, the University's VLE. We are especially keen to find someone who will be enthusiastic about helping us deliver our information literacy programme.

The role holder will also be responsible for some financial work for the Library, and occasionally for other libraries in the School of Arts and Humanities. Additionally, you will have a central role in gathering and reporting on library service performance to better support and enhance current user experience.

To be considered for this role, you will have relevant library experience and should demonstrate an adaptable and flexible approach to delivering library services, with a creative and innovative approach to problem-solving. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, and you should enjoy working in a small, friendly team. Excellent IT skills are also essential for this post; an enquiring mind with respect to technical developments will be an advantage. Due to the financial work required of the post holder, you will also have a demonstrable knowledge of basic numeracy.

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct 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.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28th February 2017.

Interviews for this position are expected to take place on Friday 10th March 2017.

If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Hélène Fernandes (hk225@cam.ac.uk), Teaching and Learning Support Librarian at the MML Library.

Please quote reference VY10512 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 28 February 2017

 

Digitisation Technician (Part Time, Fixed Term)
Grade: 4
Salary Range: £21,843-£25,298 pro rata

A part time vacancy for an experienced photographer is available within Cambridge University Library's Digital Content Unit, which creates high-quality digital images of manuscripts, rare books, photographs and maps, from the Library's world-class collections (http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/digital-content-unit/). The well-equipped unit meets the needs of scholars and publishers as well as undertaking larger projects based around its important collections.

The Digitisation Technician is a core role within the Unit requiring skilled photographers adept at handling fragile and difficult materials. They will use the full range of equipment in the unit and contribute to all stages of the digitisation workflow, including preparation, imaging, image processing, quality assurance, addition of metadata and image storage. They will also provide support for Digitisation Assistants within the unit.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

This is a part time position working three days per week; preferably, Monday - Wednesday.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Maciej Pawlikowski , tel: 01223 747430; email: mmp28@cam.ac.uk

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct 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.

The closing date for applications is 28th February 2017. Interviews TBC.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference VE11454 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 28 February 2017

 

Senior Library Assistant
Grade: 4
Salary Range: £21,843-£25,298

The Betty and Gordon Moore Library (BGML) would like to appoint a Senior Library Assistant working primarily to provide support to our Research Support Librarian. The BGML is an affiliated library of Cambridge University Library and provides services to STEM subjects across the University of Cambridge. It is also the departmental library for the Faculty of Mathematics.

The successful candidate will be a key member of the BGML Reader Services team, with particular responsibility for assisting our Research Support Librarian in carrying out their activities. The post holder will be required to engage in diverse research support activities, supporting outreach and engagement with the BGML's various research communities, as well as assisting with the creation and delivery of training support, both in person and online. They will also help provide advice on scholarly communication, open access, and bibliometric queries for the users of the BGML. Due to the rapidly developing research landscape, the postholder will also be committed to continuing professional development.

Working as part of the Reader Services team, the postholder will assist with providing information and help to library users through working alongside other team members. This service provision includes staffing the main service enquiry desk as part of a regular rota (including Saturdays).

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct 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.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 2 March 2017.

Informal enquiries about the post may be directed to Yvonne Nobis, Head of Science Information Services yn235@cam.ac.uk or Georgina Cronin (Research Support Librarian) gmp36@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference VK11401 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: Thursday 2 March 2017

 

Management Accountant - Secondment opportunity (internal candidates only)
Grade: 8
Salary Range: £34,956 - £46,924

Cambridge University Library and its Affiliated Libraries are currently seeking an experienced internal candidate for a secondment opportunity, providing temporary cover for the Management Accountant. The role holder will lead the UL's finance team and will be responsible for preparing management accounts covering budget monitoring, variance analysis, financial planning and forecasting activity as well as special projects. The selected candidate will be an influential people person and possess a proven track record in a similar role in the University. This is a unique and highly effective development opportunity for a member of staff wishing to extend and develop their management skills in other departments within the University.

The role holder must possess highly effective interpersonal skills, with proven ability to explain complex financial information to a variety of audiences in a clear and engaged manner. This role will direct and control effective and efficient working practices within the department and take a lead in developing and managing a high performing finance team.

In addition, the role holder will work closely with the University Librarian and the Leadership Team requiring the successful person to attend regular management meetings and play an active part in developing the University Library's financial planning practices aligned to its strategic objectives and business model. Applications are sought from experienced management accountants responsible for the delivery of a range of activities, including monthly financial management reports, planning and forecasting, as well as bespoke financial reports as required by senior management. You will be fully qualified (CIMA/ ACA/ACCA) or in the final stage of qualification with relevant experience of working within Higher Education or a similar business model.

Fixed-term: 8 September 2017.

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct 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.

The closing date for applications is Sun 5th March 2017.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact: Ben Perks bp245@cam.ac.uk or call on 47451 to discuss the role.

Please quote reference VE11357 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 5 March 2017

 

Outreach and Engagement Coordinator[Temporary Cover] (Maternity Cover)
Grade: 6
Salary Range: £27,629-£32,958

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 for a one year maternity cover period.

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, on issues and opportunities related to open access, research data and research communications. Additionally, the Office needs to maintain an up-to-date and efficient communication strategy to ensure that all University members are aware of funders' requirements and support available at the University of Cambridge.

Proactive communication with colleagues and with the wider research community is a priority for all members of the dynamically growing OSC team. The Outreach and Engagement Coordinator will continually 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, including recording and live-streaming, event promotion and evaluation. 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 and digital platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Adobe Connect) on behalf of the OSC.

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

Maternity cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct 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.

The closing date for applications is 6 March 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a short assignment (~2h of work) before the interview.

Interviews are likely to be held on 14th March 2017.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference VE11477 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 March 2017

 

De Montfort University Graduate School Full Bursary PhD Scholarship
Salary Range: £14,296

Please see below details of a PhD scholarship at De Montfort University using the resources of one of the Royal Commonwealth Society's photographic collections at Cambridge University Library.  Applicants will need to apply via the De Montfort jobs webpage given.
De Montfort University Graduate School Full Bursary PhD Scholarship
The Legacy of Alfred Hugh Fisher and the Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee (COVIC)/ Photographic History

Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC)
School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities
De Montfort University, Leicester

In collaboration with the Royal Commonwealth Society department at Cambridge University Library
University of Cambridge, Cambridge.

COMMENCING OCTOBER 2017

A PhD research scholarship including stipend and tuition fee costs is offered within the
Photographic History Research Centre in the School of Humanities. It is available to UK or
EU students who are suitably qualified and have outstanding potential as researchers.
In offering this scholarship the University aims to further develop its proven research
strengths in the study of photographic histories, practices and cultures. It is an excellent
opportunity for a candidate of exceptional promise to contribute to a stimulating, world-class
research environment.

The Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee (COVIC) was a body charged in 1902 with
creating a visual record of Britain’s overseas territories for use in British schools. Cambridge
University Library (CUL) maintains its photographic archives, and this project will focus on
the Fisher Photograph Collection. Mainly comprising of photographs taken by artist and
amateur photographer Alfred Hugh Fisher in 1907-1910, the collection documents changes
to physical and sociocultural environments across the globe during the first decade of the
twentieth century. A collaboration between the PHRC and CUL, this project will explore the
significance of visual records in cultural exchange, and how subsequent re-use of images
from the Fisher Photograph Collection led to innovative understandings of ‘other’ cultures
and lands.

For a more detailed description of the scholarship, the subject area at DMU and an
application pack please visit http://www.dmu.ac.uk/research/graduate-school/phd-scholarships.aspx

Please direct academic queries to Dr Gil Pasternak on +44 (0)116 201
3951 or email gpasternak@dmu.ac.uk. For administrative queries contact the Graduate
School office email: researchstudents@dmu.ac.uk, tel: 0116 250-6309. Completed
applications should be returned together with two supporting references and an academic
transcript.
Applications are invited from UK or EU students with a Master’s degree or good first degree
in a relevant subject (First, 2:1 or equivalent). Doctoral scholarships are available for up to
three years full-time study commencing in October 2017 consisting of a bursary of £14,296
per annum in addition to waiver of tuition fees.
Please quote ref: ADHFB2

Closing Date: Monday 10 April 2017