Grays Inn Library – Graduate Library Trainee £24,000.00 (1 year fixed-term contract)

We are looking for a confident, proactive individual who enjoys team-work and is interested in pursuing a career in librarianship.  The post would particularly suit anyone seeking experience prior to studying for a library/information qualification, and a representative schedule of training and visits is included with the application pack.

You must be a university graduate (or equivalent).  Previous library or information experience may be helpful but is not essential.  Experience of working in an office or customer-facing environment is highly desirable.  Knowledge of the law or the legal sector is not required.

The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
Gray’s Inn is one of four Inns of Court responsible for calling barristers to the Bar of England and Wales.  The Inn provides continuing legal education post-qualification, the Library, the Chapel, dining, scholarships, advocacy training and other facilities for students and barristers.

Gray’s Inn Library
The Library houses over 75,000 books, journals and law reports, including rare books and manuscripts dating back to the 11th century.  It offers the full range of general English legal materials but also collects in over twenty specialist areas of law, including its flagship international law collection maintained on behalf of all four Inns of Court.  The Library also offers a range of online resources and a professional enquiry service for students and barristers.

Duties include
. Providing an enquiry service for barristers and students within the Library and by phone or email
. Fulfilling document supply requests for copies of law reports, journal articles etc.
. Serials administration and cataloguing (under supervision) using the SirsiDynix library management system
. Library housekeeping tasks including looseleaf filing, shelving, binding preparation and some liaison with library suppliers
. Assisting the Archivist with projects
. Assisting with projects such as stock moves, re-cataloguing, creating library displays
. Contributing Library content to the Inn’s social media channels

The Inn offers a generous package of annual leave and other benefits, including free lunches during legal terms.  For further details and an application pack please email mailto:[email protected]  (quoting reference – Graduate Library Trainee – in the heading).

Closing date for applications: 4 March 2022.  Interviews are expected to take place on 14 March 2022 and a start date of 12 April is anticipated.

Gray’s Inn is an equal opportunities employer

Andy Horton
Library Manager
Gray’s Inn Library
5 South Square