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Head of Communications

Full-time, permanent

Salary: c£45-48k (incl LW + benefits)

Job ref: LL/15/01

Deadline for applications: Friday 13 March 2015

The Organisation

For almost 175 years, The London Library has played a unique role in the intellectual life of the nation.  Its membership has included writers ranging from Charles Darwin, Bram Stoker and Virginia Woolf to Rebecca West, David Hare, and Sarah Waters.  They, alongside many thousands of readers, have sought inspiration from the Library’s collection of over 1m books, the majority housed on open access, making the Library probably the largest of its kind in the world.  A registered charity, the Library is dedicated to the advancement of education, learning and knowledge.

The Role

This new opportunity is to increase the visibility and press coverage of the Library in the media by: developing the strategic direction of the Library’s external communications, developing and managing such communications, including the Library’s e-platforms (website, twitter etc), developing and managing relationships with key Library spokespeople.

The Person

This unique role will suit a communications professional who has a background or interest in literature with experience of working within the charity, arts enterprise or similar sectors.  Candidates will have an outstanding track record of raising the public profile of an organisation and engaging the public, whilst shaping the message used in various media channels.


How to apply

The Library is using a specialist recruitment consultancy - Prospectus - for this post. 

Please go to the Prospectus website where you can download a full candidate pack containing the job description and person specification and details on how to apply.

First stage interviews are currently scheduled to take place at the Library in the week beginning 23rd March 2015.

If you have any queries, please contact the Senior Appointments team at Prospectus directly on 020 7400 6373.



Employment notes:
The Library welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All applicants will be considered on the basis of their merits and abilities for the post.

Please note we are unable to consider candidates without a current right to work in the UK.




All correspondence should be addressed to:

The London Library
14 St James's Square