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Family and Community Programmes Manager

Vacancy Details

Salary: £32,000 Per Annum Pro Rata
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Collection Care, Curation & Conservation
Date Posted: 07/06/2018
Reference: 02037


Part Time (0.4FTE) 2 days per week

Fixed Term until 20 June 2021

Highly organised with prior experience of working on family and community programmes within the cultural and/or educational sector, you’ll plan and deliver a range of new events, workshops and projects inspired by the British Library’s collections.  

With up-to-date knowledge of informal education and family learning as well as passionate about widening access and participation, you’ll plan and organise the delivery of this programme, building relationships with a range of partners, and carrying out consultation and evaluation. The post-holder will have a flair for creative programming, and commission authors, storytellers, artists and performers to create compelling learning experiences for a family audience.

This role will involve working during school holidays and occasional weekends.

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, andpatents. 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 June 2018

Interview date: 4/6 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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