A great opportunity has arisen for the post of Librarian at Leo Baeck College to start at the beginning of September 2018. This position is the perfect chance for the right person to work in our wonderful library and to be part of the College family.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A qualification in library sciences or experience of working in an academic library.
  • Basic knowledge of Jewish Studies as an academic discipline
  • English and Hebrew language skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills overall and also particularly in relation to library management
  • Experience of working in a team but also ability to work on own initiative

Salary: £30,000 to £35,000 dependent on experience and qualifications

Post:  Full-time.

Possible teaching opportunities for suitably qualified candidates.

Job shares will also be considered.

Statutory and Jewish holidays with early closing on Friday.

For a full job description and application form click here or contact Rhona Lesner on + 44 (0)20 8349 5621, email

Completed applications, including a full CV and names of referees, should be sent to: Rhona Lesner, Leo Baeck College, Sternberg Centre for Judaism, 80 East End Road, London N3 2SY

The Search Committee will begin to review applications after the closing date of Thursday 5th July. Interviews will take place on 18th July 2018.

Leo Baeck College offers training for rabbis and educators for the Progressive Jewish world in the UK and Europe. Its degree courses are validated by Middlesex University. The College Library has holdings in excess of 60,000 titles, including a collection of rare books and archival materials.



Leo Baeck College is seeking to recruit an Assistant Librarian/Cataloguer to work over two days (10 hours) a week, Monday preferably and one other day (not Friday) in the College Library.

The Assistant Librarian/Cataloguer will be responsible primarily for the cataloguing of library material in addition to interfacing with students, faculty and external users. He or she will also work with the Librarian and deputise when necessary.

The ideal candidate will have experience of cataloguing and working in a library, preferably in an academic institution and should be able to work on his or her own initiative. He or she will be expected to work as part of the College team. Excellent knowledge of English is essential and knowledge of Hebrew and other European languages other than English is desirable.

For  job description and application form  click here or for further information contact Rhona Lesner on 020 8349 5621 or email

Closing date for applications: 24 May 2018. Interviews will take place at the beginning of June. Candidates will be expected to undertake a simple cataloguing exercise at interview.