Clare College Cambridge

Assistant Librarian (Academic Skills and Project Support)

We are excited to offer the opportunity to join the College Library and Archives Team in the new part time (60%) role of Assistant Librarian (Academic Skills and Project Support) reporting to the Forbes Mellon Librarian.

The Role

This is a new position created to assist the Librarian and Deputy Librarian in the provision and development of services for the Forbes Mellon Library, including Academic Skills Support to students. The role also offers the opportunity to assist the Librarian with projects and services relating to rare books, early printed books and manuscripts in the Fellows’ Library.

The College

This is a wonderful opportunity to work for the second oldest of the 31 Colleges in the University of Cambridge. Regarded as one of the most progressive and informal, it is renowned as a College that achieves academically at the highest levels, whilst also being welcoming, forward-thinking, and inclusive.

Located in the heart of Cambridge city centre, the College is extraordinarily beautiful and famed for its gardens on “the Backs” (the famous backs of the colleges that overlook the River Cam). Clare’s Old Court, a Grade I listed building, is the centre of the College and is unique among the ancient Cambridge colleges in having maintained its architectural integrity.

Salary and Benefits

The salary for the post is between £27,000 - £29,000 p.a. (60% FTE £16,200 - £17,400) DOE. In addition, the College offers membership of a defined contributions pension scheme, membership of a medical cashback scheme, parking and lunch in college during working hours.

The Application Process

The full job description and person specification is below.   Informal enquiries are welcome. Please contact Catherine Reid, Librarian,

Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities form. The contents of this form will not be disclosed to the selection or interview panels

All applicants must complete the application and equal opportunities form and email them to Sally Hewings ( by the closing date of 20 July. Interviews will be held on 24 August 2022.


Job Description

Person Specification


Application Form

Equal Ops Form