Job title: Academy Assistant
Company: Faber and Faber
Location: London
Salary: The annual salary is £25,000 pro rata (i.e. £15,000 pa).
Is the role permanent? Yes
Is the role full-time? No, the role is part-time, 21 hours a week (0.6 time), possibly varying week-to-week according to Academy needs.
Contact details: Send CV and covering letter to [email protected]
Closing date: Sunday 23 January 2022

Job description

Academy Assistant – Part time

Faber is among the world's preeminent independent publishing houses, committed to the work of the most dynamic and significant voices. The current list spans Nobel laureates, bestselling fiction, award-winning non-fiction, poetry, film, classical music and a leading drama list.

Faber Academy is looking for an organised and motivated person with a demonstrable interest in creative writing to join us as our new Academy Assistant. The successful candidate will be ensuring the smooth running of the Academy, particularly with regard to our morning and weekend sessions: setting up the rooms for our classes and keeping them in good order the rest of the time, fielding enquiries from customers by phone and email, making sure our tutors have everything they need. You'll be facilitating online Zoom classes and uploading material to our online classrooms, and being on-hand in case tutors or students experience technical difficulties.

This is a varied, hands-on role: you will be making coffee, setting up webinars, chatting to Academy students about their writing. You will know how to make writers feel at home and will be able to work independently to ensure that every student has an excellent experience. You will have some experience of working in a customer-facing role, either in retail or in hospitality, and you will need to be confident taking phone calls and answering customer enquiries from the outset. You will also have an interest in books and writing, although that doesn’t necessarily mean you are a writer yourself.

We’re a small team and our work is different every day, so you will need to be flexible, motivated and creative in how you approach the role.

The Academy Assistant will be reporting to the Head of Faber Academy.

The role is part-time, 21 hours a week (0.6 time), possibly varying week-to-week according to Academy needs. The annual salary is £25,000 pro rata (i.e. £15,000 pa).

If this sounds like you, send your CV to [email protected] with a covering letter by Sunday 23 January 2022, quoting reference IPG.

Faber has a staff of just over 120, based across our offices in Bloomsbury Square, London, and Harlow. We want all our staff to have the best possible, most positive and enjoyable experience while working at Faber.

Our benefits include:

  • Access to Faber titles (including regular staff book clubs), discounted Independent Alliance titles
  • Minimum of 28 days’ holiday per year
  • Five days per year for volunteering work of your choice
  • Full subscription to the Headspace meditation app
  • Season-ticket loans
  • Cycle-to-work vouchers
  • Subsidised eye tests
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Access to online GP and advisory services

We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age. All applications will be considered on merit.

Please note that all personal information which we process in connection with your application will be treated in accordance with our Data Protection Privacy Notice at https://faber.co.uk/data-protection-privacy and our Data Protection Policy at https://faber.co.uk/data-protection-policy. Please read our Data Protection Privacy Notice and Data Protection Policy before submitting your application.