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International Office Administrator

Vacancy Details

Salary: £21,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Administration and Operational Support
Date Posted: 02/03/2018
Reference: 01827


Full Time, Permanent


The British Library is looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and efficient administrator to join its busy International Office.


International working is one of the British Library’s core purposes under its Living Knowledge vision, and as an institution we strive to work with partners around the world to advance knowledge and mutual understanding. With an increasing portfolio of international partnerships and projects the International Office, the Library’s central coordinating department, is now expanding to better serve the demand for international engagement, and to support new international initiatives.


You will be a member of the International Office team and provide support for all activities run out of this office. Working directly with the Head of the International Office and a team of International Engagement Managers, you will be responsible for a range of duties, including the full administration of 200+ annual visits, as well as scheduling internal planning meetings, providing desk research and liaising with professional bodies and diplomatic institutions as and when required. In addition, you will assist in consolidating key management information about our international activities, be responsible for our calendar of international events and ensure all activities are logged appropriately.


You will be a calm and confident individual who is very good at juggling multiple enquiries at any one time. You will demonstrate good attention to detail and a genuine interest in the British Library’s vision. You will have good written and communication skills and a friendly and professional manner. Good computer literacy is essential for this role together with the ability to pick up new IT skills quickly.


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.


Closing date: 18 March 2018

Interview date: 27 March 2018

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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