Books delivered to students and teachers in Africa

UK Registered Charity No 1152599

A job that makes a difference!

Books2Africa is a UK registered charity (1152599) based in Canterbury, and a charity in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Founded in 2012 by four African students at the University of Kent in Canterbury, the charity has grown from a student society to an internationally recognised non-governmental organisation (NGO) that continues to impact the UK and Africa from the cathedral city of Canterbury. View paid job vacancies below (if available) or check out our volunteering page for unpaid vacancies.

Paid Vacancies (UK Residents Only)

If you are currently residing in the UK as a UK citizen or on a visa (such as a student or spousal visa) you can apply for the following paid roles:

Processing Officer
(Hourly Paid)

Books2Africa is recruiting hourly paid Processing Officers to work 3 -4 days a week (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays), 9am – 5pm starting ASAP at our Processing Centre in Canterbury. As part of the Processing Team, you will be responsible for unboxing, checking, scanning, cataloguing, sorting donated books and educational resources. You will be using a computer and a barcode scanner to scan/enter the barcodes/ISBN numbers of books, as well as supporting the processing team.

  • Role: Processing Officer (Hourly Paid).
  • Pay: £9 per hour, paid monthly at the end of the month.
  • Shifts: 3 – 4 days per week, 9am – 5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (1 hr unpaid lunch break).
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Location: Canterbury Processing Centre, CT1 3AA.
  • COVID Compliance: You will be working in a COVID secure office. Read our COVID risk assessment.


Requirements

  • Good English language skills (reading and writing).
  • Good keyboard typing pace.
  • Comfortable with lifting and safe manual handling (training will be provided).
  • Good understanding of the work of Books2Africa. 
  • Experience working within a warehouse.
  • Reliable and able to commit to weekly shifts.
  • Ability to work with a team to reach targets.


Application Process 

  • Complete the online application below. You’ll need to upload a CV and personal statement.
  • If accepted following the application, we’ll invite you to attend a practical screening lasting 3 hours at the Processing Centre in Canterbury. During the screening, you’ll have a 1 hour training/exercises and have 2 hours to scan books with your performance being observed. You also get to experience the job and decide if it is suitable for you.
  • Based on your performance, you may be offered an hourly paid contract to work 3 – 4 days a week from the start date.
IT Refurbishing and Sales Officer
(Hourly Paid)

Books2Africa is recruiting an hourly paid IT Refurbishing and Sales Officer to work 3 days a week (weekdays to be confirmed), 9am – 5pm starting ASAP at our Processing Centre in Canterbury. As part of the Processing Team, you will be responsible for refurbishing donated technology (including laptops, desktops, tablets, mobile phones, game consoles etc) to be donated to projects in Africa or listed for sale on eBay or other online marketplaces.

The ideal candidate should have experience with reinstalling operating systems (Windows and Mac), cleaning and replacing computer parts such as RAMs, Hard Drives, and experience selling used items online (via eBay, Facebook Marketplace etc).

  • Role: IT Refurbishing and Sales Officer (Hourly Paid).
  • Pay: £9.50 per hour, paid monthly at the end of the month.
  • Shifts: 3 days per week, 9am – 5pm on weekdays to be confirmed (1 hr unpaid lunch break).
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Location: Canterbury Processing Centre, CT1 3AA.
  • COVID Compliance: You will be working in a COVID secure office. Read our COVID risk assessment.


Requirements

  • Experience formatting and reinstalling operating systems (Windows and Mac) on computers (Desktops and Laptops).
  • Experiencing replacing parts and repairing broken computers, tablets and phones.
  • Experience listing and selling technology online via eBay or other marketplaces.
  • Good English language skills (reading and writing).
  • Comfortable with lifting and safe manual handling (training will be provided).
  • Good understanding of the work of Books2Africa. 
  • Experience working within a warehouse.
  • Reliable and able to commit to weekly shifts.
  • Ability to work with a team to reach targets.


Application Process 

  • Complete the online application below. You’ll need to upload a CV and personal statement.
  • If accepted following the application, we’ll invite you to attend a practical screening lasting 2 hours at the Processing Centre in Canterbury. During the screening, you’ll have a variety of practical training/exercises with your performance being observed. You also get to experience the job and decide if it is suitable for you.
  • Based on your performance, you may be offered an hourly paid contract to work 3 days a week from the start date.

Want to volunteer instead?

We currently have volunteering opportunities at our Processing Centre. View UK Volunteering Opportunities.

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Shipping and delivering 1 million books every year
involves the following:

Volume
Costs
Fundraising Target

30%

Processing in the UK

30%

Freight from the UK

40%

Clearing and haulage in Africa

Books2Africa is a UK registered charity number 1152599