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Bookbinding Instructor - The Wiltshire Barn Project

The Project
The Wiltshire Barn Project is a charity supporting wounded, injured and sick 'Veterans' (this term includes their spouses or partners as well as the ex-Servicemen and women themselves) by harnessing the therapeutic qualities of craft bookbinding to improve their health and well-being, and to enable them to integrate more effectively into civilian life. The Project achieves this by providing training, qualification and employment schemes in craft bookbinding based in the delightful setting of a thatched barn in rural Wiltshire.

The Role
- The post is available immediately and involves working the equivalent of about three days per week, based out of our training-workshop at the Daffodil Barn, Nursery Farm, Woodborough, near Pewsey, Wiltshire SN10 3QP.
- Working with the Project's volunteers and other Service charities, you will plan and deliver introductory bookbinding sessions at the Barn and elsewhere to give Veterans hands-on binding practice that promotes imagination, concentration and dexterity. You will also plan and deliver formal training courses following the City & Guilds Bookbinding syllabus from entry level up to Level 2.
- You will be expected to develop further opportunities for therapeutic training based on bookbinding practices, and to help develop the City & Guilds syllabus up to Level 3.

The Person
- You will be a very energetic, enthusiastic and self-reliant bookbinder with extensive experience in the bookbinding trade.
- You will have proven bookbinding tuition practice and relevant qualifications.
- You will be able to demonstrate an ability to engage with disadvantaged ex-Servicemen and women and have an understanding of their situation.
- You will be prepared to travel locally to teach at recovery centres or similar locations as demand requires.

The closing date for applications is Friday 18th July 2014. Interviews will take place at the end of July with a view to the appointment starting immediately. If you would like to apply for this post or request more information, please write (e-mail preferred) to me, Jonathan Powell, at the Daffodil Barn enclosing a CV.

Jonathan Powell - Project Manager
The Wiltshire Barn Project, Daffodil Barn, Nursery Farm, Woodborough, Wiltshire SN9 5PF
Tel: 01672 851979 | E-mail: jp@boundbyveterans.co.uk | Web: www.wiltshirebarn.co.uk
Registered Charity No 1149583

Position Required in the Surrey/London Area

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Please email cbcb62@hotmail.com for CV.

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This is a permanent position joining an existing team.

In the fist instance, please send CV to:
Garry Phipps, Maltby's the Bookbinders, Horspath Trading Centre, Pony Road, Oxford, OX4 2RD
email maltbysoxford@aol.com, Tel 01865 747459

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Applicants must have experience working in a bindery with good knowledge of all aspects of bookbinding and surrounding areas such as printing and box making. Basic requirements such as good written and verbal communication skills are required. A keen eye for detail is a must as well as the ability to work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines. Experience of various techniques such as die cutting & foil blocking are an advantage.

Please send your CV to sales@rsbookbinders.co.uk (Subject Ref - Bookbinder Vacancy)

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Come and teach at the LCBA! The centre is looking to add more workshops to their schedule. If you have an idea for a workshop to teach at the Centre, please let them know by filling in the form on their web site.

You can see examples of their current workshops at londonbookarts.eventbrite.co.uk

Questions? Get in touch with Simon at simon@londonbookarts.org

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Please send CV by email to: sarah.dean@silverliningfurniture.com
or by mail to Sarah Dean, Silverlining Furniture, Unit 5 Castle Farm, Cholmondeley, Cheshire, SY14 8AQ

Leather Compendiums Australia - Experienced Embossed

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The successful applicant shall be experienced in leather embossing utilizing stamping techniques and laser engraving. Applicants with their own premises and equipment are preferred but not essential. Hours worked will depend on current supply and demand from our customers. Remuneration will be finalised upon application and final decision by management.

For further details, please contact Kyle Smith at request@leathercompendiums.com.au

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Please send CVs to emma@peterharrington.co.uk or by mail to Emma Doyle, Peter Harrington,100 Fulham Road, London SW3 6HS.

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To see a list of equipment please email me terry.buckley@talk21.com and I will forward a list

A Unique and Rare Opportunity to Acquire an Historic Bindery and Magnificent Collection


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For fullest details see www.dsmurray.com.au

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Tel 020 8964 6220 direct or email details through this form

Temple Bookbinders - Hand Bookbinder Required

Temple Bookbinders has a Full Time 37.5 hours per week vacancy. This is due to our exciting refurbishment in Central Headington, Oxford. We are looking for an experienced or semi skilled but motivated hand bookbinder to join our team.

Salary determined by relevant, proven qualification / experience in hand bookbinding. Experience / semi experience in a hand bookbindery with an ability to be a team player are essential.

Public transport amenities within 2 minute walk i.e. Central Headington into Oxford City Centre (Train and bus)

Working week:- Monday - Friday 08 00 - 17 00 . Overtime available

Please send CV to: Temple Bookbinders Limited, 12 Stephen Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9AY
or via email to enquiries@templebookbinders.co.uk.

Interviews arranged by appointment please call Ian or Pauline Barnes on 01865 451940


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