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Senior Imaging Technician

Vacancy Details

Salary: £26,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Collection Care, Curation & Conservation
Closing Date: 03/16/2020
Date Posted: 02/28/2020
Reference: 03250


Full Time, Fixed Term (until February 2021)


The British Library leads and collaborates in growing the world’s knowledge base. We are engaged in a major partnership with the Qatar Foundation and the Qatar National Library to deliver an online resource ( This comprises of archives, printed material, maps, images and sound recordings relating to the history of the Gulf from the late 18th to the mid-19th century, and Arabic scientific manuscripts from the 10th to the 19th century. Detailed catalogue records are being created to facilitate access to the online resource.


We are a multi-disciplinary programme that includes conservation, content specialists, translation, imaging etc., with external funding committed until December 2021. The Partnership is currently in its third phase. The post-holder will be part of the conservation team, and expected to work collaboratively with the existing Partnership and colleagues in the Library.


As a member of the BL/QFP Imaging team you will be a highly-skilled and motivated Imaging professional with experience working with heritage material. You will be required to capture a variety of different material types, and conform to the BL/QFP’s exacting standards. You will be a strong team player, who is motivated by achieving personal and team targets.


In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes 20.9%. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.


More about the British Library

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future. At the moment we have well over 150 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future.

For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref: COL03250


Closing date: 16th March 2020

Interview date: 25th March 2020


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Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident employer, and make a commitment to recruit and support disabled people. We guarantee an interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum (essential) requirements for a vacancy.



In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Do you currently have the right to work in the United Kingdom
  • Are you currently a British Library employee or agency member of staff?


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