Assistant Librarian

Job Description

Assistant Librarian

Part Time 18.75 hours per week

(Saturday and Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Wednesdays 1.00pm to 5.45pm)

£11,750 part-time (£23,500 full-time equivalent)

RHS Wisley Library, Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB


We are seeking two professional librarians to join our friendly team at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Wisley Library. This is an exciting opportunity for someone pursuing a career in library or information work, to contribute to the world’s largest horticultural collection through the RHS library service.

The successful candidate will have proven practical experience in a library environment, excellent customer care skills and a keen interest in helping people with their information needs. You will promote lending services including the library’s digital offer and will work with, train and supervise library volunteers.

You will have particular responsibility for weekend services at the RHS Wisley library, which specialises in the science and practice of UK horticulture. This includes responsibilities as an Appointed Person for the Hilltop building at the weekend. You should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, a working knowledge of library management systems and a high level of IT literacy.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Horticultural Society. We have a new, purpose-built library at Wisley within Hilltop – The Home of Gardening Science. An ongoing investment programme across the RHS will allow us to bring the joy of gardening to millions more people and make some of the most significant and exciting changes in the history of the RHS.


To apply please visit our website via the "Apply" button and apply online.

All applications should be received by 17th January 2022