The Vintage Motor Cycle CLub Limited
In the region of £15,000 - £18,000, dependent on experience
14 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Librarian - Vacancy                       


Vintage Motor Cycle Club (VMCC) is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates for employment and voluntary roles at the Club are treated fairly, and that selection is based solely on the individual merits of candidates and on selection criteria relevant to the post.


VMCC is one of the leading Motor Cycle Clubs for vintage and classic motorcycles over 25 years old, with 15,000 members and 86 local and Non Territorial sections throughout the UK. We operate from Allen House, Burton-on-Trent with a mixture of volunteers and paid employees and pride ourselves on the service to members.

The Club's Reference Library was first started in the 1960s as a service to members.  Since that time it has grown very considerably and is now almost certainly the largest collection in the world of motorcycle related literature and information. It contains an extensive range of manufacturers sales literature and technical information, for both British and foreign machines, plus books, programmes and drawings dating from the earliest days of motorcycling to the present day.  The library has virtually full sets of the important motorcycling magazines and the original Factory Dispatch Records for many of the largest British Manufactures.  Much of the material is out of print and unavailable elsewhere.  There is also an extensive photographic library.

The library, which occupies the upper floor of Allen House, is run by a small team of full-time staff supported by part-time volunteers.  It is open to both members and non-members of the club, who may call in person to carryout research or may employ the services of a librarian.  Much of the research performed is to establish the dating evidence in support of applications to the DVLA to obtain registration numbers.


Job Title: Librarian

Location: Allen House, Wetmore Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1TR

Responsible to: VMCC National Secretary

Terms: Permanent position.

Full time role, 36 hours per week

Salary: In the region of £15,000 - £18,000, dependent on experience


The Club needs a well-motivated person to take the lead in all aspects of the library resource acquisition, cataloguing and processing whilst striving to develop the Library to enhance customer experience.

You should have the ability to work flexibly and efficiently on your own or as part of a team and possess good interpersonal skills including the management of volunteer staff.

You will be working in a technical library and will need an understanding of technical material.  Practical motorcycling experience would be an advantage, but is not essential.

You will be required to carry out research and, if required, prepare dating submissions to the DVLA for the re-registration of motorcycles.



The post would suit a newly qualified person with an interest in motorcycles or engineering.


Verbal and written communication.

 Good IT skills would be an advantage


Interested candidates should send:

  • a copy of their current CV
  • a covering letter which specifically outlines their ability to deliver the job description outlined above, citing specific, relevant examples
  • contact details of two referees, wherever possible one of these should be your most recent employer. [NB: References will only be taken following selection of the successful candidate]

Applications should be sent:

By post to: Accountant Jane Farnsworth, Allen House, Wetmore Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1TR (Please mark envelope: In Confidence)

By email to:

Deadline for applications is Noon, Monday 31st October 2016.

All applications will be acknowledged on receipt. Short listed candidates will be invited for interview during the week beginning 31st October 2016.                                                                      All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Peter Miller email and a call will be arranged.