Britain Yearly Meeting employs staff to carry out the centrally managed work of Quakers in Britain. We aim to be an ethical employer, with a 1:4 ratio between our highest and our lowest paid staff. Britain Yearly Meeting is a Living Wage employer.

  • Collections Development Manager- Library

    35 hours per week
    £48,715 per annum
    Full time, fixed term (2 years)
    Based at Friends House, London (NW1); London-based staff may be able to work at home some of the time by agreement.
    Closing date:
    9am, Wednesday 5 June 2024
    Friday 14 June, Friends House

    We are seeking a Collections Development Manager in the Library of the Religious Society of Friends. You will manage the operation of the Library and be responsible for the ongoing acquisition and processing of printed and published material for the Library's collections, in line with our Collections Development Policy. You will also work as part of a team to support the strategic review and development of our collections management.

    This is an opportunity to use your experience and creativity to help shape the future development of our unique and important collections. You will be familiar with library and collections management and be able to manage the team and the day-to-day operation of the library. You will also contribute to strategic planning and the delivery of a development plan. You will be an effective communicator, able to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.

    Alongside the opportunity to transform the experience of Quakers across Britain, we offer a generous benefits package. To arrange an informal discussion of the role, please email Libby Adams at

    Quakers have a faith commitment to equality and encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society. You do not have to be a Quaker to apply for this post, but we expect you to uphold the values of our organisation.

    Quakers in Britain is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and expects all of its staff and volunteers to share and uphold this commitment.

    Quakers in Britain is committed to equality in all of its employment practices.

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