Current Vacancies

Cataloguers (Subject Analysis)

BDS is looking for highly motivated individuals to join our team of Cataloguers in our Book Division, which specialises in supplying metadata to libraries. The role involves working with information about forthcoming publications.

You should be qualified to SCQF Level 10 e.g. Honours Degree or SVQ4 and appropriate PDA in an academic discipline.

The posts will appeal to those who enjoy working in a precise, productivity-driven environment, dealing with a broad range of subjects.
Essential requirements are a broad general knowledge, high level written communication and summary skills, good enquiry skills, quick and accurate keyboarding, and be able to work autonomously or as part of a team with a high level of attention to detail.

You must also have the ability to maintain your own workload to meet targets and work accurately under pressure. You will be required to learn and apply cataloguing classification rules and standards. Detailed training will be provided. The posts are full-time and based in our Dumfries office.

Applications to recruitment@bdslive.com including a covering letter summarising why you are interested in this position and a full CV.


The closing date for applications is 25th October 2019.

For more information download our Person Specification and Job Description sheets.