The name Blackwell has been associated with bookselling since Benjamin Henry Blackwell opened his bookshop at
48-51 Broad Street, Oxford in April 1879. Since then the retail company he founded has grown into a nationwide chain
of bookshops serving the academic, professional and specialist markets.
At Blackwell UK Ltd we are proud of our traditions and history but are always looking to our future. It is the expertise,
talent and passion of our employees that makes us the leading academic bookseller in the UK.
Bookseller, Support staff and Shop Manager Positions
Our quest to find talented people who can provide exceptional customer service is at the forefront of our minds when we are recruiting.
We're looking for people who are fully motivated and passionate about books.
Head Office Opportunities
Our head office and warehouse are based in Oxford and offer a wide range of roles in sales and support functions.
Blackwell UK Ltd is fully committed to fairness and diversity in the workplace and respects individuality.
Bookseller, Norrington Room
Broad Street, Oxford
We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic bookseller to work in the Norrington Room, where we house one of the largest academic book offerings in the country.
As well as providing exemplary customer service you will need to be flexible, hard working and have a good knowledge of academic books. You will work at the Customer Service Desk, answering all types of queries, placing and chasing customer orders and offering help and advice to all our customers as well as serving on the till and general bookselling duties.
The bookshop has a full and varied calendar of events, bookstalls and author signings in which you will be expected to be an active contributor.
You will work approx 3 weekend days in every four weeks and also late shifts which finish at 6.30pm.
Prior experience in bookselling or retail would be an advantage but training will be provided.
- Consistently deliver the highest standards of customer service.
- Merchandise stock and displays to a high standard
- Problem solving customer queries
- Be computer literate, operate the till and be able to use the internet/in store system to search for books
- Ability to establish and build strong relationships internally and externally with a wide range of people.
- Good communication skills.
- Have a 'customer first' mentality.
- Energetic with a positive 'can do' attitude.
Please email your CV with a supporting letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 3rd December 2013
PR Manager - London or Oxford
Part-time (15-20 hours per week)
Old Street, London or Broad Street, Oxford
c. £35,000 - £45,000 pro rata
Blackwell's is entering an exciting phase of development and expansion. We need a PR professional who will bring energy and enthusiasm to our PR comms and planning. This is a terrific opportunity to build a new PR strategy and to engage with a broad range of media. You will be the first point of contact for all PR queries into and out of Blackwell's.
Specifically this role will involve drafting press releases, handling all press enquiries, assisting with multi-market announcements, growing Blackwell's social media presence across a variety of digital channels, securing speaking opportunities for key thought leaders, and planning a workflow of PR news. You will be responsible for driving coverage across our key markets - higher education, digital, retail, industry and direct to consumer.
You will occasionally be a spokesperson for Blackwell's and you will need to be able to deal with breaking news, out of hours contact, crisis communications, and selling in.
You will have previous experience in PR across a broad range of outlets. You will have a proven track record of successfully developing and implementing PR and communications strategies that enable engagement from media - including print, tv and radio. You will have experience of social media PR engagement and the tools required to measure such activity and you will come with an impressive contacts book of journalists in the international, national and trade press.
- Exceptional written and spoken English along with an engaging persona.
- Experience of building PR strategies and presenting those strategies to senior management.
- Managing PR output and measurement of success.
- First class creative writing skills and proven experience of integrating social media into your campaigns.
Please email your CV with a supporting letter to email@example.com