Librarian – part-time

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2 years fixed term contract – part-time

Conway Hall, owned by the charity Conway Hall Ethical Society, was first opened in 1929, but the Society itself dates back to 1787. We curate, support and facilitate people and ideas that make ethics matter in the world, through a vibrant arts, events and learning programme. Our Library and Archives forms the largest and most comprehensive humanist research resource of its kind in the UK. Conway Hall is renowned as a hub for free speech and independent thought.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated professional, who can work creatively to ensure that our high standards of Library and Archives are maintained. The successful candidate will have a CILIP approved (or overseas equivalent) library qualification or substantial relevant experience, and proven experience of cataloguing, managing, promoting and exploiting library and archive resources.


  1. To promote and be an advocate for use of the Library and Archives for learning, research and enjoyment by a broad and diverse audience.
  2. To oversee collections development, management and care of Conway Hall’s library, archives and artwork collections.
  3. To promote access to and engagement with the Library and Archives, maintaining a welcoming and inclusive public service.                   

Salary: £26,250 pro rata.

Location: Holborn, London.
Term: 2 years
9.30 – 17.00 3 days per week, but flexibility can be applied.
Holidays: Pro rata 24 days per annum, plus additional days over the Christmas holiday period, (all based upon 37.5 hours per week).
Probation period: 3 month.
Pension: A stakeholder pension scheme is available. Employee contribution of 3% is matched by 5% from the employer.

Closing Date: 17th March 2020.
Interview Date: 24th March 2020.
Submission information: Please send a CV and covering letter to after reading through the job description. Please also complete and return our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.

Conway Hall is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

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