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Library Officer

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Library and Archive, Technical Officer

About the BMA

The British Medical Association (BMA) is the trade union and professional body for doctors in the UK.  We represent, support and negotiate on behalf of all UK doctors and medical students. 

It has a prominent and influential position at the very heart of current debate over the future of healthcare provision.

This is a hybrid role with a mix of working at BMA House in Central London and at home.

About the role

We are looking for a Library and Archive, Technical Officer to join the BMA’s library and archive team.  Working closely with the systems specialist and with colleagues across the department, you will support the provision of a full range of systems and E-resources in the library and with the delivery of high-quality user-facing services for members and researchers.

Please, note that the BMA Library is an E-only service.


To succeed in this role you will need:

  • Experience of working in a library and delivering support to staff and customers.
  • Experience of delivering IT support to colleagues and customers alongside broad technical skills within Microsoft Office
  • Excellent organisation and multi-tasking abilities.
  • The ability to quickly learn new systems and procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills.


If you would like to help the BMA in its association wide activities focusing on ensuring that all of the BMA`s members are able to access excellent information services when they need them - this role is for you. 

Why work for us?

We offer a wide range of benefits including:

  • 30 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays and a BMA company day
  • Double matching pension contributions up to 12% of salary
  • Additional leave entitlement for volunteering or moving house (after completion of probationary period)
  • Onsite gym and subsidised café at BMA House
  • BMA Law - discounted rates for employees requiring legal services such as will writing/conveyancing
  • Multiple flexible benefits and discounts through our employee benefits platform
  • Lots of Learning and Development/training opportunities via our internal learning hub
  • Season ticket loan (up to £10,000) after completion of probationary period

Anonymous recruitment

The BMA endeavours to be an inclusive employer, ensuring fairness and consistency to select the best candidate for roles. To support our aims, we use specific software to remove all personal identifying information from CVs and applications.  Personal information such as name, date of birth, age and gender are anonymised and will only become visible to hiring managers if you are selected for interview.

Whether the role needs you to work at home, in an office or in a hybrid way, we`ll provide all the support you need.  

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply through our website. However,  if you require any reasonable adjustments or additional support at any point during the application process, please email


Diversity & Inclusion Monitoring:

Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts everybody with the right skills and experience and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

BMA is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge as we recognise that diversity makes us stronger.

Please note, we are unable to provide sponsorship under the UK points-based immigration system, as we do not hold a sponsorship licence.

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