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Library Guard

Trinity College Library

Trinity is Ireland’s leading university and is ranked 81st in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024). Founded in 1592, the University is steeped in history with a reputation for excellence in education, research, and innovation, which has been inspiring generations of thinkers for over 400 years.

Post Summary

The Book of Kells and Old Library receive approximately one million visitors per year. The person(s) appointed will be part of a team of Library Guards. They will work in a very busy environment, capable of the physical demands of patrolling the Old Library building, providing security for the Library Shop and the Library’s collections, and assisting in building evacuations and other health and safety matters, when necessary.

Post status: Specific Purpose Contract

Hours of Post: 16 hours per week

Salary: This appointment will be made on the Fortnightly Library Guard Merged Salary Scale (€495.96 - €564.33 per fortnight) at a point in line with current Government pay policy. monthly/weekly payscales. (

How to apply

In order to assist the selection process, applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae and a Cover Letter (1x A4 page) that specifically address the following points in their application.

Applicants should clearly address their experience and how they obtained their knowledge in their application.

Illustrate, through past example, their ability to work on their own initiative and resolve problems.

Applicants who do not address the application requirements above in their cover letter will not be considered at the short list stage. Applications must be submitted by the closing date specified through eRecruitment. Any Applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

Informal enquiries about this post should be made to Hiring Lead, Gemma Sexton, Operations Manager - Visitor Attractions E:

Application queries about this post, please email Recruitment at and include the Competition ID number in the subject heading.

At Trinity, we are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. Trinity welcomes applications from all individuals, including those applicants with disabilities, those who may have had non-traditional career paths, those who have taken time out for reasons including family or caring responsibilities. We also welcome international applicants including those whom have been displaced due to war.

Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s premier University. We are an EU Sustainable Gender Equality Champion and we hold an Athena Swan Silver award, recognising our ongoing work to advance gender equality both within Trinity and in the Higher Education sector. Trinity is committed to supporting work-life balance and to creating a family-friendly working environment.


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