Cataloguing Team Leader

Wellcome Collection

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Are you highly self- motivated individual and able to show initiative and be prepared to take responsibility for team outcomes? Do you have a clear focus on solutions and delivering continuous improvements to team processes and outcomes, rather than on problems and outputs?

Additional info

The Wellcome Collections and Research department are looking for a talented individual to join their team as a Cataloguing Team Leader.

The cataloguing team creates and maintains a diverse range of descriptive, bibliographic and management information about Wellcome’s collections, aiming to maximise access across all collections and formats, physical and digital. They savour a mix of cataloguing, sensitivity review, and data management activities, working together as a multidisciplinary team to develop and streamline collections information practice across collections types, and ensuring that access to the collections is always lawful, ethical and responsible.


The successful candidate will play a key role in leading and managing a high-performing, multidisciplinary cataloguing team of archivists, librarians and museum professionals, who are responsible for collections description, sensitivity review, and associated collections information tasks related to discovery and access.

The Cataloguing Team Leader will support the team to deliver continuous improvements to collections access, challenging them to think deeply about different ways in which collections could be represented and presented to diverse audiences.


To be successful in this role we are looking for…

  • An experienced team leader with the ability to coach, mentor and develop a multidisciplinary and high-performing team to deliver its objectives

  • A clear, demonstrable understanding of legal and ethical considerations relevant to Wellcome Collection

  • Proven capacity to think innovatively and creatively, with the confidence to experiment with new approaches, and to promote and manage change

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject

How to Apply

To apply, visit the link below.

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Wellcome. We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to make adjustments during the application process, please contact us at

Salary: circa ÂŁ38,000

Applications to be received by 1159pm on 19-Jan-2020

Posted on January 10