Library Research and Archives Manager

Location Battersea
Discipline: The Built Environment
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Ceri Wood

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Job ref: 32321
Published: 6 months ago
Startdate: 23/12/2021

Foster + Partners the acclaimed Architecture practice is recruiting for a Research Library and Archives Manager to join our talented team in Battersea.

As part of the wider Communications Departments your responsibilities include:

  • Management of a team within the Communications Department consisting of a Researcher, an Archivist, and a Librarian.
  • Oversee the production of research reports and business information for use throughout the practice.
  • Preparation of profiles and biographies of VIPs and potential and current clients for Senior teams.
  • Assist project teams with information, images, site histories, and other supporting material for client presentations and meetings.
  • Research for public presentations by the practice’s Senior Partners.
  • Oversee the day-to-day management of the practices’ book and journal collections and set general library policy, administer book and e-book acquisitions and journal and newspaper subscriptions.
  • Manage the Special Collections Archive, working with the archival team to catalogue and promote their holdings.
  • Administration, distribution and answering of email general enquiries received via the Practice’s website.
  • Manage storage, stock levels and distribution worldwide of the Practice’s books, publications, and promotional material.
  • Provide general support to the Head of Communications.
  • Thorough knowledge of and compliance with Foster + Partners’ administrative procedures and standards.

Qualities and skills required

  • Able to demonstrate the ability to undertake the above responsibilities
  • Legally able to work in the country in which the position is based
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential
  • Interest in architecture, design and the arts
  • Methodical, accurate and consistent attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able to ensure that discretion is exercised when dealing with sensitive information and that appropriate confidentiality is maintained at all times
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work independently and as part of an effective team

Along with a competitive salary we also offer annual bonus, 25 days holiday, Pension and Life Assurance.