Experienced Bookbinder

Experienced Bookbinder

London, Greater London
Salary: £25,000.00 to £35,000.00 /year (depending on experience) plus pension and overtime

Company: Founded in 1921, Barnard & Westwood is a 100-year-old fine printing & bookbinding company based in Central London. Specialising in a combination of traditional and modern printing and bookbinding methods, the business has a reputation built on outstanding service and attention to detail. The proud holders of two Royal Warrants, Barnard & Westwood work with some of the most prestigious institutions and companies in the country.

The role:

We are looking for 2 x experienced bookbinders with extensive knowledge of different binding and hand finishing processes to join our team at our Central London bindery and print workshop.

Essential characteristics:

  • Knowledge in all hand bookbinding processes, from receiving flat sheets to section sewing, making cases and book repair in various materials
  • Box making in various styles
  • Using hand foil blocking machines
  • Hand tooling
  • Advising on potential solutions and options for customer projects (problem solving)
  • Working in a small team
  • Ability to estimate:
    • Short run case making
    • Box making, ring binders and interscrew binders
    • Bespoke projects
    • Book repair (both cloth and leather)
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines

Alongside these skills, the ideal candidate would also need to:

  • Be comfortable with starting work early. The hours would be 7.30am – 4pm (Monday to Friday) with the occasional need to work overtime when facing very tight deadlines
  • Have a desire to continue to learn new skills. Further training on additional processes may be required

Holiday Allowance: 26 days + standard UK bank holidays

If you would like to be considered for this position please email your CV along with a covering letter to [email protected]