Job Opportunities

Time for a change...

Position Required in the Surrey/London Area

An extremely confident, knowledgeable and professional individual who has over 29 years experience as a Bookbinder in forwarding, gold blocking, operating the pragnant, blocking (Marshall), cleat and nipping and pairing machines. Hand sewing, restoration and repair work, soft bound and hard-back, law books, slip cases, box making and thesis binding. Case making whether produced by machine or by hand. Strives to achieve a very high standard in whatever task is undertaken.

Please email cbcb62@hotmail.com for CV.

Hand Bookbinder Required at Maltby's the Bookbinders in Oxford

Maltby's have a vacancy for an experienced hand bookbinder capable of carrying out some or all of the following functions: Antiquarian Book Repairs, Limited Edition Leather Bindings, Journal Binding, Thesis Binding and Foil Blocking.

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

Experienced Bookbinder Required at R.S.Bookbinders in Hockley

R.S. Bookbinders are looking for an experienced & motivated bookbinder to join their based in Hockley, Essex. They produce books, presentation boxes, various binders & slipcases. All of which are bespoke made by hand to the highest standards.

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)

Teaching Opportunities at the London Centre for Book Arts

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

Leather Worker at Silverlining Furniture Ltd - North Wales

Silverlining Furniture is looking to recruit a talented, motivated individual to become a key member of an existing production team. The indivp>idual will have a minimum of 3 years experience and will be producing leather covered components, furniture and artwork panels for the production team in both Saddlery and upholstery leathers. Reading and interpreting 2D drawings to produce cutting lists and templates. Operating and setting up Camoga CN401 leather splitting machine and Durkopp Adler industrial sewing machine. Cutting and assembly of complex, leather and Shagreen components for bespoke furniture or Artwork panels with precision and accuracy to an agreed production schedule. Maintaining good stock levels and informing managers of any potential shortfalls. Salary commensurate with experience.

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

Operating since 2005 Leather Compendiums Australia is currently seeking an experienced Embosser who has obtained previous experience within this field. This person is need for embossing high quality leather compendiums.

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

Box-making and forwarding Position at The Chelsea Bindery, London

We are looking for a full-time box maker and forwarder with solid experience in both cloth and leather work. We are based in Battersea and offer flexible working hours. Salary is dependent upon experience.

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

A Unique Opportunity, a complete hand bindery and unique website for sale

After binding for 51 years I have decided to retire completely, so my entire workshop contents are for sale. The sale includes all major hand binding equipment and small tools, everything you would require for all styles of hand binding. Included is my website www.bookarts.co.uk plus a list of my regular customers. This is an opportunity for anyone wishing to start up a small hand binding business or a truly enthusiastic binder.

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


This rare collection and archive certainly deserve an excellent place in an equally excellent studio or institution. The acquisition of this bindery and all it's inherent fine tools and materials will prove an unprecedented opportunity for anyone or institution wishing to create a full working Bindery with all it's tools in one fell swoop!

For fullest details see www.dsmurray.com.au

Junior Book Binder / Box Maker / Paper Products Developer Required - London

Here are Contrado we make personalised books, boxes, custom photo albums, photo boxes, jewellery boxes and many other paper based products that we turn into gorgeous personalised gifts. We are looking for a junior - maybe a student, intern or someone with basic experience who want to join an exciting team using traditional craft skills in a modern and forward looking business. We are an online photo and personalised Gifts Company. 25 people in a busy factory near Ladbroke Grove London.

Tel 020 8964 6220 direct or email details through this form

Bookbinding Vacancy at the Bookcase Bookstore in Carlisle

Salary- Negotiable

We currently have a vacancy for an experienced book-binder. This is a part-time position with hours of around 3-10 a week depending on need. The hours are flexible and thus would perhaps suit a student or retired individual. Must be skilled in book-binding and have pre-requisite qualifications or experience. Due to flexible hours, applicants must live in Cumbria or surrounding areas. Applications can be made by contacting Claire at:

bookcasecarlisle@aol.com or at 01228 544560.

Boutique Book Bindery in New Zealand for Sale

An opportunity which may suit a bookbinder looking for a new lifestyle in New Zealand. Gavin Lovett is the proprietor of 'Menu du Jour', a bindery in New Zealand. They proudly bind the best menu covers and hotel products in New Zealand. Due to the expansion of the other wing of their company (a separate software company), they have reluctantly put Menu du Jour on the market.

This is the ideal company for a qualified book-binder to purchase and this could provide a beachhead for expansion into other bookbinding options. It would also get a 'foot-in-the-door' for someone wanting to emigrate to New Zealand.

Interested parties should contact Gavin at the e-mail address on their web site.

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


Leather Goods Embosser/leather Stamper

(may also be of interest to somebody with book binding experience)

...become part of a dynamic creative team

We are looking for a leather goods embosser to join the team in our dedicated bespoke store in London

Working in house, you'll become a key member of the team in creating the ultimate bespoke shopping experience. You'll need a keen eye for detail and an understanding that finish is of the utmost importance.

There is some flexibility on hours depending on your availability, tools and training are provided.

If you have experience in gold stamping, we'd love to hear from you. In the first instance, please contact ginny@anyahindmarch.com. We will be in touch regarding next steps once all applications have been received.

Cotswold Bookbinders in Gloucestershire

Apprenticeships and Accreditation for those people who are really serious about bookbinding and would like it to become more than just a hobby.

Enquires are invited by John Jameson at Cotswold Bookbinders from interested binders who might wish to pursue bookbinding as a career or for financial reward.

On offer will be 'self employed apprenticeships' or 'sponsored apprenticeships'. A written agreement lasting for a set period will provide training and experience in the workplace. Trainees will carry out work on customer's books in the bindery and, as experience is gained, some work may completed at home. .

As part of the agreement the trainees will be encouraged to put together a body of work of their own which can be submitted for accreditation by the SOB Certification Scheme or presented for appraisal when applying for employment.

Call John on 01285 770458 or email john@cotswoldbookbinders.co.uk

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