• Location


  • Sector:

    Knowledge and information management

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £17.02 - 17.02 per hour

  • Contact:


  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 7378 5459

  • Salary high:


  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    DR - 25793

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    9 weeks

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:

    2019-07-15 00:00:00



£17.02 per hour

9-week contract Full Time / 18-week contract Part Time @ 4hrs per day

ASAP Start

About the company

We are recruiting for a Cataloguer to work for our Central London based client who is the trade union and professional body for doctors in the UK. The assignment is for 9 weeks at 35 hours or 18 weeks part-time at 4 hours per day (no paid break). Full-time staff are paid for lunchbreaks, so a full-time working day would be paid for 7 hours working time plus 1 hour paid lunchbreak to make 8 hours paid a day.

What you will be doing

  • Most of the books / material are medical, so the cataloguer ideally needs to have experience in cataloguing and classifying books using National Library of Medicine (NLM) classification scheme and Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). 
  • Experience in using Aleph library management system would also be an advantage.
  • Client has its own catalogue record specifications based on AACR2, for which training will be given.
  • The books will already be processed ready for the shelf, but the cataloguer will be required to add classmark labels to the book.
  • Ensuring the provision of catalogue records for library resources.
  • Advising library management about cataloguing policies and practice.
  • Maintaining catalogue in good order, including removal of records for material not held.
  • Advising on library classification systems and stock management.

Why you’ll be hired

To be considered for this role you will require:

  • Professional library qualification or equivalent, relevant, experience
  • NLM and MeSH are regarded as essential, they are the standard classification scheme and subject headings list for medical libraries
  • Effective communications skills both written and verbal
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Good relationship building skills
  • Proficient information retrieval skills
  • Knowledge of medical and healthcare policy information resources and literature
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Previous administrative experience
  • Experience of working in a customer focussed environment and demonstrable commitment to customer care
  • Proven IT skills previous experience of using MS Office and Library Systems
  • Ability to interact with a wide range of people

Why you should apply

This is a great opportunity for an exceptional candidate to work within a talented and busy team.

If you are interested in learning more information about the role.  

Please get in touch on 020 7378 5459 or