Surrey is one of the largest county councils in the UK and has over 50 libraries across the county. Our library teams deliver a range of services to all members of the public. Times have changed from when all that libraries offered was to lend books and access to a reference collection. Now, in addition to lending books and providing a range of online reference resources, we are able to offer a range of services including library services for the elderly or disabled, help for reading groups, and information on topics such as domestic abuse and mental health. We also hold computer classes, Rhymetimes and Storytimes, and various other events such as Minecraft sessions and Code Clubs.
We are looking to build on our existing team and attract a friendly and enthusiastic person to help promote, and deliver, outstanding service to the people of Surrey.
Your daily duties will include but not be limited to:
- Assist with enquiries as required
- Take part in Rhymetime and Storytime
- Ordering of material in the absence of senior staff
- Support library events as required e.g. author talks and IT sessions
- Ensure enquiry records are kept up to date
We are looking for the following key skills from potential applicants:
- Knowledge of using Microsoft Office packages
- Ability to use initiative and work under pressure with accuracy
- A basic understanding of working in a library
- Ability to manage time and workload
- Flexibility towards work patterns
- Positive working attitude towards training and development.
For more information, please find a full job description and person specification attached to the bottom of this advert. We look forward to receiving your CV and personal statement. Applications available only through our website. Please follow the link below and complete an application form.Job Advert
This post is fixed-term to 31 March 2021, and operates on a two-week rota.
Please note that the attached rota is subject to temporary or long term revision, when required, to meet the needs of the library service, including occasionally covering until 7pm on a Tuesday or Thursday, or on a Saturday.
Library Network Assistants at Guildford Library regularly support Cranleigh and Godalming libraries which are in the same sub-cluster and occasional travel to support other locations within the wider library network as required.
For information about this libraries please visit our website https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/libraries/your-library/find-your-nearest.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.Job Details
Watch staff talk about working for the library service, in this YouTube video:
For an informal discussion contact Robert Redgwell on 07973 900086 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 25/10/2020.
Interviews will take place on 02/11/2020 and 03/11/2020.
There are no staff parking facilities at libraries in Surrey, however there are pay and display car parks close to most locations. If using public transport, please check what options are available for you to travel to individual locations, and when making your application, consider your travel costs and arrangements.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.Company Information
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