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Acquisitions Support Officer, Sound & Vision

Vacancy Details

Salary: Salary £21,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Chief Librarians Portfolio
Category: Metadata, Operations and Strategy
Closing Date: 03/10/2021
Date Posted: 10/09/2021
Reference: 03815


Full Time, Permanent,  


A vacancy has arisen for a permanent Acquisitions Support Officer for audio and video materials.

This position involves the creation of entries in the BL Sound and Vision catalogue for newly-received commercial recordings, and organising physical collections for storage.

Demonstrating attention to detail and good IT skills will be essential to your role. Knowledge of UK record companies and recording artists would be a distinct advantage, as would a good grasp of popular music genres and styles.


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 a minimum 26.6%. 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.


Skilled worker sponsorship

We are unable to provide sponsorship under the UK Skilled Worker visa for this role, as it does not meet the eligibility criteria required for this immigration route.


For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref:03815


Closing date: 3 October 2021


Interview date: 18 October 2021

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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





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