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Learning Assistant, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage

Vacancy Details

Salary: £21,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Collection Management
Date Posted: 01/06/2018
Reference: 02035


Full Time, Fixed Term for 12 Months

This role will work in the Learning Team with a focus on a new major project for the British Library, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This is an innovative and transformational partnership project which aims to digitally preserve the nation’s most at-risk and vulnerable audio collections and open them up to new audiences UK-wide, in partnership with 10 organisations across the UK.
The post holder will be central in ensuring the effective delivery of these programmes, supporting the day to day delivery of activities, workshops, events and projects. The Learning Assistant will work with the team to support the coordination of the programme with responsibility for operational and administrative tasks. 
The post holder will have experience of assisting with events and activities within the educational and/or cultural sector and preferably be educated to degree standard or equivalent.  They will need to have excellent attention to detail in terms of planning and delivering and ability and confidence to speak with learners of all ages. 
This post is part of a Heritage Lottery funded project.
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: 22 June 2018

Interview date: 4 July 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.

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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Telephone: 01937 882030
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