Job Description 


Shepherds are looking for a journeyman bookbinder who has experience of working in a commercial bindery.    


Shepherds undertakes a wide variety of work in hand bookbinding, encompassing modern and traditional styles, and whave a highly skilled, friendly team at our central London workshop who work collaboratively on projects, with the aim of achieving the best results.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wishes to expand their skill base and take on new challenges in the craft. 

The role involves working at a bench in our central London workshop, and requires a reliable team player who works well with others, has disciplined approach and the ability to manage their workload efficiently. This person should be able to follow written instructions and work to deadlines.   

The main duties include but are not confined to: case binding; leather paring; laced on binding; working in vellum; box and slipcase making; account style binding. An attention to and respect for detail and finish is essential. 

If you are interested, please contact Alison Strachan on 

Interviews will take place week of 7th June.  Salary according to experience.