Exciting job opportunity at the British Library

A fantastic opportunity has arisen at Knowledge Quarter partner the British Library to join there dynamic Corporate Affairs Team as Public Policy Officer, working with a wide range of policymakers to maintain and enhance the reputation of a global knowledge institution.

The successful candidate will join the organisation at an exciting moment in its history, as it delivers its ambitious Living Knowledge vision ahead of its 50th anniversary in 2023. Founded in 1973 by an Act of Parliament, the British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s great cultural institutions. The Library has unrivalled collections in every subject and across all languages, dating back two millennia, and comprises well in excess of 150 million items, including books, journals, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, stamps, sound recordings and archived websites. This includes many treasures of the world’s written heritage, including Magna Carta, Leonardo da Vinci’s notebook, the world’s oldest Bible and the oldest printed book, as well as unique sound recordings.

Living Knowledge sets an ambition for the Library to become the most open, creative and innovative institution of its kind in the world. Underpinning the vision of Living Knowledge are six statements of purpose – in custodianship, research, business, culture, learning and international partnership. The breadth of these purposes puts the Library in a uniquely diverse portfolio of policy debates, such as the role and function of national museums, the development of the public libraries sector, higher education and research, cultural diplomacy, copyright and intellectual property, industrial strategy, and digital and ‘big data’.

The Public Policy Officer will have the opportunity to give the Library a strong voice across these different areas of policy, advocating to stakeholders for the Library to be recognised as an effective, efficient and valuable national institution.

For more information and to apply click here, deadline for applications is 19 March 2018.