The salary for this role is £2,972 per annum for 6 hours per week.
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. Weekend Library Assistants help branches support a range of online reference resources, hold computer classes, Rhymetimes and Storytimes, and various other events such as Minecraft sessions and Code Clubs. We also offer a range of services, including library services for the elderly or disabled.
We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic person, to help us promote and deliver a first class and transforming library service for the people of Surrey.
The successful applicant will have good computer skills, with the ability to support library customers with MS Office and other IT applications. Weekend Library Assistants also deliver children's activities including Rhymetimes and Storytimes, and support other library events, for example, author talks and IT sessions for customers.
To be shortlisted for interview, your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence how your skills and experiences match our job profile – at the bottom of this advert.
We are looking for the following key skills from potential applicants:
- Assist with enquiries as required
- Take part in Rhymetime and Storytime
- Support library events as required, e.g. craft session
- Ensure borrower records are kept up to date
- Occasionally working at other branches within the local area
To be shortlisted to interview for this position, your application will clearly evidence:
- Knowledge of using Microsoft Office packages
- Ability to use initiative and work under pressure with accuracy
- A basic understanding of working in a library
- Positive working attitude towards training and development.
If you thrive on variety, have excellent customer care and communication skills, and are willing to have a go at a wide range of tasks, you will find this an enjoyable and satisfying role.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 01/08/2021
For an informal discussion please contact Grace Woodger by e-mail at email@example.com.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
Weekend Library Assistants at Reigate Library support Horley Library and travel to other locations to support the wider library network as required. For more information about these libraries please visit our website https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/libraries/your-library/find-your-nearest.
This post works 9am to 4pm every Saturday. Please note that this rota is subject to temporary or long-term revision, when required, to meet the needs of the library service.
This role may include periods of lone working (when 18 years of age and over).
Surrey County Council’s Library Service is committed to achieving a diverse shortlist to support our desire to increase the number of staff from under-represented groups in our workforce. If you would like to self-declare information about your background to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitment, please do so.
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.