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Project Manager, Start-ups in London Libraries (SiLL)

Vacancy Details

Salary: £39,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Cataloguers, Reference and Research
Date Posted: 23/07/2018
Reference: 02074



Full Time (Mon-Fri, with some evening work), Fixed Term to 30 June 2021

We are looking for a highly experienced and enthusiastic individual, with a proven track record in successful project management to join us to manage an exciting European-funded project. The British Library is one of the world’s greatest research libraries and one of our core purposes is to help businesses to innovate and grow.  The Business & IP Centre,based in the Library’s flagship building in St Pancras, was founded in 2006 and supports people to start and grow successful businesses by giving them access to our collections, knowledge and networks. Building on our successful track record, we are planning to pilot the delivery of business support in every high street via libraries across ten London boroughs.   

As Project Manager, you must have a keen interest in helping entrepreneurs and small business owners – from all walks of life - to achieve their ambitions. You must also have ‘hands on’ experience of managing publicly-funded projects, including a methodical approach to tracking and reporting on progress versus plan. You will join a dynamic and high-performing team and work very closely with colleagues across the Library and across the boroughs to ensure that we deliver a high quality programme, which meets or exceeds our targets and complies with European Regional Development Fund guidelines. You will also have line management responsibility for the Project Coordinator and Administrator, as well as working closely with the small business champions in the ten London boroughs.

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: 31 July 2018

Interview Date: 8 and 10 August 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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