UK: Graduate traineeship, Gray’s Inn – closing Friday 7th

Graduate Library Trainee
£26,000.00 (1 year fixed-term contract)

We are looking for a confident, proactive individual who enjoys teamwork and is interested in pursuing a career in librarianship.  The post would particularly suit someone seeking experience prior to studying for a library/information qualification.

You must be a university graduate (or equivalent).  Previous library or information experience is 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, a library, 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 offers a range of online resources and has a professional enquiry service for students and barristers.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
.       Providing an enquiry service for barristers and students within the library, by telephone and 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 and creating library displays.
.       Contributing Library content to the Inn’s social media channels.

The Inn offers 33 days annual leave and an 8% pension contribution.  For an application pack please email [email protected]  (quoting reference – Graduate Library Trainee – in the heading).

The closing date for applications is 7th July 2023.  Interviews are expected to take place on 18 July 2023 and a start date of 21st August 2023 is anticipated.

Gray’s Inn is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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