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Acquisitions South Team Member - Slavonic & East European Languages

Vacancy Details

Salary: Salary £21,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Chief Librarians Portfolio
Category: Cataloguers, Reference and Research
Closing Date: 02/10/2022
Date Posted: 08/09/2022
Reference: 04253


Full Time, Permanent

The Acquisitions South Team has an exciting opportunity for an adaptable individual with strong attention to detail to join the team, supporting with ordering and processing material for the Slavonic and East European Collections, one of the leading research collections in the world for the study of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the former USSR.
You will be checking, ordering, recording and paying for material selected for these Collections using the Library's acquisition and cataloguing system, working both alone and within the team. Please note that this role involves a significant amount of manual handling, such as lifting and opening parcels and transporting items on book trolleys.

Are you computer literate, with an excellent knowledge of Russian, the Cyrillic alphabet and the ability to accurately Romanise Cyrillic script? Do you have a background in library acquisitions work or procurement and good general knowledge of the geographical areas covered by these Collections? Do you have clear and effective communication skills? Then this could be the role for you!

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, printsand drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. 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 by anyone, anywhere.

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 of 26.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade). 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.

For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref: 04253

Closing date: 02 October 2022

Interview date: 12 October 2022

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


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