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Brignell Bookbinders, Cambridge

We are a thriving and well established bookbinding workshop in Cambridge looking to recruit additional staff to work alongside our current workforce.

Bindery Manager
A skilled bookbinder with experience of restoration and repair work to take on a management role within our busy Cambridge bindery. The ideal candidate will be willing to take on responsibility for the day to day running of the workshop working with the current staff.

This is an exciting opportunity and the role will also include:
- Welcoming customers to the workshop
- Visiting and advising on new projects
- Estimating, pricing and invoicing
- Stock control and workflow management

Please email your CV to barry@brignellbookbinders.com

A bookbinder with (ideally) some experience to support the current workforce in our busy Cambridge bindery. Training will be offered to the right applicant and the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to learn all aspects of hand bookbinding.

Please email your CV to barry@brignellbookbinders.com

Ludlow Bookbinders, Shropshire (Summer 2022)

Trainee Bookbinder needed

- Enthusiasm for making beautiful books and attention to detail are the key skills for this position.
- Assistance with finding accommodation given.
- Full time position available immediately.

Please email CV to
Paul Kidson at ludlowbookbinder@btconnect.com

Box Maker, Battersea, London.

Salary: £20,000.00-£30,000.00 per annum dependant on experience.
Hours: 8.00-18.00, Monday to Thursday (40 hours a week), but can be flexible.
Benefits: 17 days' annual leave (plus bank holiday), staff parties, employee assistance programme, company pension scheme, season loan ticket, Cyclescheme.

The Chelsea Bindery, launched by Peter Harrington in 2000, specialises in traditional fine book binding and preservation boxes. One of only a handful of binderies remaining that still practises the centuries old tradition of fine leather bookbinding, the Chelsea Bindery prides itself on the quality of its work and only uses the finest materials.

We are looking for a full-time box maker to join our team of 5 as soon as possible. You will be trained as a full-time box maker, using both leather and cloth. Ideally, we are looking for someone with some leather work experience but would be willing to train the right candidate. Applicants should be naturally creative, dextrous and meticulous with a keen interest in leather work and the workings of a traditional book bindery.

Please do take a look at our website www.peterharrington.co.uk/chelsea-bindery/bookbinding-services and you will see more information on our various house styles.

Applicants should send their CV and cover letter directly to: emma@peterharrington.co.uk

Fine Bookbinder, West London

Blissetts are a long established 4th generation family business with a Royal Warrant to Her Majesty The Queen for bookbinding services, we are based in West London and specialise in all things to do with printing & binding.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our specialist department who undertake leather work, box making, tooling & blocking, restoration, fine binding plus many other things and special projects that are undertaken on a regular basis.

- Based in Brentford, West London, close to tube, rail & bus links
- Full time position available immediately, 37.5 hours. Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 4pm and 7.30am to 1pm Friday
- Either an individual with bookbinding experience or an individual who has the ability to work well with their hands and has a specific interest in training as a bookbinder
- Pay will depend on the applicants experience
- Working well in a team, attention to detail and enthusiasm to make the highest quality / beautiful products are key skills for this position

For further information, please contact:
Chris Blissett at chris.blissett@blissetts.com or on 020 8992 3965

Bookbinding: Conservation and Repair Tutor, The City Lit - Covent Garden, London

£35.78 per hour inclusive of pro rata holiday entitlement and preparation time.

Variable teaching hours per term

Are you an experienced and creative Bookbinding Tutor? Then join us to plan, teach and evaluate courses, helping to bring together people across the capital and beyond and to enrich lives through learning.

City Lit are London's largest provider of learning for adults, inspiring over 30,000 students a year and offering more than 5,000 courses, online and face-to-face. As a leader in our field, we have a century's reputation for delivering the highest quality student experience. Partnering with community organisations across London, we deliver bespoke projects that support individuals and communities.

You'll be a key contributor to our thriving School of Visual Arts, where you will join a team delivering teaching and learning across a range of levels from beginner to advanced learners. City Lit Bookbinding courses are part of an exciting provision of arts and design courses which aim to provide access to general skills alongside more specialist workshops in a range of relevant subject areas. We are particularly looking for Tutors with experience of conservation, repair and gold tooling.

Please submit your CV and a covering letter, detailing your skills and experience. You will particularly attract our interest if this covers:

- A relevant qualification in bookbinding, including conservation and repair.
- A thorough and demonstrable knowledge of bookbinding conservation and repair.
- Experience of teaching adults in an area relevant to bookbinding.
- An up to date knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject that can inspire students.

Our generous rewards and benefits are numerous and wide-ranging, including generous course discounts that include friends and family, our pension scheme plus life assurance and enhanced Family Friendly leave. There's also a season ticket loan programme, a cycle scheme discount and discounted private healthcare and gym. We even offer free annual flu jabs!

Situated in London's creative community of Covent Garden, City Lit is a thriving hub of learning and opportunity with a palpable sense of purpose and identity and a culture of equality and inclusivity. We provide a professional and supportive community that blends teaching and learning to deliver endless possibilities.

Please apply by clicking on the following link and finding the relevant vacancy - https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/citylit/vms/e/careers/search/new

City Lit promotes and values equality and diversity

Closing Date: 30 January 2022

Interview Dates: TBC

Bookbinder in Oxford

Maltby's the Bookbinders have been established in Oxford since 1834 and with Green Street Bindery make up Kemp Hall Bindery Ltd. To know more about us visit our website, www.maltbysbookbinders.com.

We 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
- Foil Blocking

Monday to Thursday 7:00am to 12:00pm and 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Friday 7:00am to 12:30pm - total 37.5 hours per week.

Annual Holiday: 26 days plus Bank Holidays

In the first instance, please send CV to:

Garry Phipps
Maltby's the Bookbinders
Horspath Trading Centre
Pony Road
Oxford, OX4 2RD

Email: greenstbindery@aol.com

Hand Bookbinder/Gld Finisher in Kent

We are a small but established bookbinding company based in Kent, specialising in hand restoration and binding of books and paper conservation. We also make bespoke boxes and flap cases. Our customer base is mainly Institutions and Library collections. We have a vacancy for a hand bookbinder/gold finisher.

Key Tasks:
- Preparation work necessary for conservation of books and manuscripts prior to binding, including pulling, cleaning, conservation, pressing, collating and sewing.
- Ability to produce all styles of binding; re-backs, rebinds, library style, account books. Quarter, half and full bindings in leather and buckram.
- Hand gold finishing in gold leaf/foil, both in type and hand letters.

- Previously worked within a hand bookbinding environment and an excellent understanding of all aspects of hand binding and gold finishing is essential.
- Good eye for detail.

Full or part-time roles available. The rate of pay will be between £25-£29k p.a. depending on experience. Holiday Allowance: 20 days + standard UK bank holidays. Start date would ideally be during November 21.

Applicants should email their CV to: sean@bookendsbindery.co.uk
Further company information available at www.bookendsbindery.co.uk

Book Works, London

Book Works Studio is a leading Bookbinders specialising in making books and boxes for all areas of the creative arts. Based in Central London we are offering a full-time position for someone who is specifically experienced in leatherwork, but also other aspects of bookbinding and boxmaking.

The rate of pay will be between £27-£32K p.a. Start date is negotiable.

Applicants should contact Rob Hadrill at rob@bookworks.org.uk for any further information.

Partner for established bindery, North Wales

- must love books, politics & the Welsh language
- must be keen, if not a bookbinder, to learn hand-sewing, hot foil blocking & other worthwhile skills.

For further information, please contact:
BOOKBANE, Felin Fawr, Bethesda LL57 4YY
01248 600 632

Opportunities at the Chelsea Bindery in London

We are always interested in hearing from experienced bookbinders who might have something to contribute to our team.

Please send CVs to emma@peterharrington.co.uk

Booked Images, Wokingham

We are a local bindery specialising in hand crafted photo books. We are looking for an apprentice to join us. We are based in Wokingham which is near Reading in Berkshire. We are quite desperate for a binder or a trainee book binder to help our head binder, especially for our Christmas rush.

For further information, please contact Nicole Sheard at:

Booked Images
Unit 9, Barkham Grange, Barkham Street, Barkham
Nr Wokingham
RG40 4PJ

Tel: 0118 976 2796
Email: nicole@bookedimages.com

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

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