NHBS (www.nhbs.com) is a world leading online retailer supplying wildlife, ecology and conservation books, equipment, and magazines to private customers, ecological consultants, libraries, and universities around the world.
The Trainee Book Buyer will work within the NHBS books department alongside a team of three, and in close collaboration with other departments at NHBS (sales & marketing, customer services, warehouse, accounts). This is an entry level role with opportunities for the right candidate to transition quickly into a senior role within the books department. A background in purchasing or bookselling is not required, but enthusiasm for nature, ecology and books, as well as drive and ambition, are vital. You will work with passionate people and receive informal training as well as on-the-job mentoring.
This role is based within our office in Totnes and applicants will be expected to adhere to strict Covid safety rules in the office including 2 metres plus distancing at all times, use of Facemasks and/or Visors as required, and observance of all other Covid guidance provided. Some UK and European travel may be required in the future when it is safe to do so.
You will learn to carry out a wide range of tasks and projects related to buying and marketing books, including:
Required Skills and Experience
Preferred Skills and Experience
Our offer to you:
Salary: £19,000 p.a., based on a 37.5 hour week Monday - Friday. This full-time permanent position attracts 28 days holiday p.a including bank holidays, up to three paid days of conservation volunteering p.a. and a generous company pension.
How to apply:
To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV by the 17th January 2021 to Anneli Meeder, Head of Finance & Operations, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1985, NHBS Ltd is based at 1-6 The Stables, Ford Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5LE. In addition to the online retail business, NHBS manufactures equipment in an on-site workshop and publishes two magazines. NHBS is passionate about making a positive environmental impact - our core purpose is to support those who work to understand, protect and conserve the natural environment.
The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 50 staff, of which approximately 40 are currently working onsite.
Founded in 1985, NHBS Ltd (www.nhbs.com) is a world leader in supplying natural history, ecology and conservation books and ecological survey equipment to institutions, retailers, companies, and private customers around the world. In addition to the retail business, NHBS manufactures equipment in an on-site workshop and publishes two magazines.
NHBS is looking for a fabricator to join our small team in Totnes, where we manufacture a wide range of wildlife survey equipment with a focus on aquatic survey.
The successful applicant will have a working knowledge of metal fabrication and an understanding of precision engineering, in order to assist a busy workshop. The materials you will be working with are marine grade aluminium, stainless steel, wood, brass and precision mesh, with some heavy lifting involved. You will also be using a variety of workshop tools and equipment, together with the necessary safety protection associated with each.
Applicants will be expected to adhere to strict Covid safety rules in our office and workshop including social distancing at all times, use of facemasks and/or visors as required, and observance of all other Covid guidance provided.
The ideal candidate will bring the following to the role:-
Our offer to you:-
This permanent position is available immediately. Salary: £18,135 per annum, based on a 37.5-hour week Monday - Friday, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a. including bank holidays, as well as a generous company pension.
How to apply:-
To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV to Laurence Smith at email@example.com by Friday 19th February.
We are based in Totnes, South Devon, right next to the river Dart, halfway between Dartmoor and the coast.
NHBS is passionate about making a positive environmental impact - our core purpose is to support those who work to understand, protect and conserve the natural environment.
The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 50 staff.