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All vacancies within Bodleian Libraries

There are currently 2 vacancies within Bodleian Libraries:

Title Closes Salary
Head of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Libraries Jan. 4, 2019, noon Grade 10: £54,765 - £63,463 with a discretionary range to £69,331 p.a.
Graduate Library Trainee - Reader Services (10 posts) Jan. 21, 2019, noon Grade 2.2: £17,408 p.a.

Head of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Libraries

Closes: Jan. 4, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 10: £54,765 - £63,463 with a discretionary range to £69,331 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>Based in the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford, you will work in close partnership with the University&#146;s world-leading Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division to deliver library provision tailored to their research, teaching and public engagement needs.</p><br> <p>You will lead a team of 37 subject specialists, reader services and other staff, manage substantial budgets, and liaise with researchers, students and administrators from the Division, which spans 12 academic departments. You will also work closely with your peers in the other divisions within the University. Sitting on the Libraries&#146; leadership group, Round Table, you will set strategy for the Bodleian Libraries and deliver that strategy within the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Libraries.</p><br> <p>Particular areas of focus for the first few years will be understanding the data and open science requirements of researchers and re-engineering services to meet them and taking a leading role in the project to redevelop the University&#146;s biggest science library. You will represent the Libraries effectively in relevant fora, and will write and speak convincingly on the Libraries&#146; behalf.</p><br> <p>Holding a degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification in librarianship, science or data science, you will be knowledgeable about data science, scholarly communication and information needs in the sciences. You will be able to manage across-library functions effectively in a large devolved organisation and have highly developed planning and decision-making skills. Demonstrating the ability to deliver user-focused services and motivate others to do the same, you will be an experienced leader and manager, able to initiate and manage change. Superb influencing and negotiating skills will be critical.</p><br> <p>You will be required to submit a supporting statement and a CV as part of your application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CVs alone will not be considered.</p><br> <p>To apply please visit</p><br> <p>Please note that the initial application process for this post will be managed by Minerva. Decisions on short-listing, interviews and the final selection will be made by the Bodleian Libraries.</p><br> <p>Only applications received by 12.00 midday on Friday 4 January 2019 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Friday 15 February 2019.</p> </div>

Graduate Library Trainee - Reader Services (10 posts)

Closes: Jan. 21, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 2.2: £17,408 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>For the first step in your career in Librarianship/Information Management, Oxford&#146;s 1 year full-time traineeships provide an excellent launch-pad for subsequent postgraduate qualifications and a professional career. Around 10 vacancies will be available, commencing in September 2019 and based in research, faculty and departmental libraries within the Bodleian Libraries.</p><br> <p>Trainees at Oxford benefit from on-the-job training, professional and social support, and a varied programme of weekly training events (talks, workshops, library visits, IT training) operated under the SCONUL Code of Practice. The trainees play an integral part in the smooth running of their library but individual and group project work is also encouraged.</p><br> <p>Posts are aimed at graduates (of all ages) with good IT skills, a flexible and customer-orientated approach, and a desire to progress to a postgraduate qualification in librarianship. Applications are welcomed from graduates in any discipline. However, we are always interested in receiving applications from those with a background in science/medicine, law and Western European Languages or Eastern European languages (particularly Russian).</p><br> <p>Please do not apply if you already have an undergraduate or postgraduate degree related to Librarianship and/or Information Management, or if you have already completed a Library Traineeship.</p><br> <p>This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Tier 2 visa under the points based immigration system. However, applications are welcome from candidates who don&#146;t currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.</p><br> <p>Benefits include 38 days leave (including bank holidays and fixed closures), extensive training and development opportunities, access to travel and childcare schemes, free entry to colleges, discounted access to sporting facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more details please see</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a supporting statement (no more than 2 sides of A4 paper), your response to the graduate trainee question (no more than 100 words) and your CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. Please be aware that if you go over the limit of 2 sides of A4 on the supporting statement and/or the word limit on the graduate trainee question your application may not be considered.</p><br> <p>Please ensure that you carefully read the &#145;recruitment process and how to apply&#146; section provided in the job description, which you can download below along with the required graduate trainee question template. The short-listing will be based on the evidence you provide in your supporting statement, your CV and the graduate trainee question. If you do not attach ALL of the required documents, your application will NOT be processed.</p><br> <p>Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Monday 21 January 2019 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to be held in week commencing 11 March 2019.</p> </div>