The salary for this position is £16,348 per annum for working 36 hours per week.
Surrey County Council Library Service has partnered with Westminster Adult Education Service (WEAS) to offer an apprenticeship opportunity leading to a Level 3 qualification in Library, Information and Archive Services. This is an 18-month fixed-term contract based at Walton Library, 54 The Heart, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 1GH.
Start up your career, as an apprentice with Surrey County Council's Library Service!
If you are looking for a career working with people and communities to help them access information, learning, digital services and reading for pleasure - then this is your chance to receive excellent training and personal development.
Our apprenticeship scheme provides a perfect way to earn a wage while you gain vital work experience and a nationally recognised qualification (Level 3 Library, Information and Archive Services). When you have completed, we can offer support to seek future employment.
You will be fully supported and mentored through your apprenticeship and be given protected time to complete your coursework.
Assessment and Support
Westminster Adult Education Service will guide you through the qualification and provide you with a skills coach who will help you plan tasks and projects to complete your qualification and mark the work that you do.
In the library environment you will work closely alongside a colleague/mentor who will support your personal development. You will also be allocated a buddy to help you.
Much of your learning will be in the workplace, where you will work shadow colleagues and acquire the practical skills, knowledge, behaviours and understanding needed for this busy lending library working environment. Most apprenticeships offer a blended learning approach comprising workshops, distance learning and one to one delivery.
You can find more information about the Level 3 qualification in Library, Information and Archive Services here.
As an apprentice, you will work with our teams of Library Assistants to deliver high-quality service and excellent customer care. You will learn about the different services that we offer to library customers in Surrey and help us move into the future, whilst gaining a variety of skills with support and training for your apprenticeship.
To be shortlisted to interview for this apprenticeship, your application will demonstrate:
- Eagerness to work with customers and deliver the right services for them
- An interest in, and enthusiasm for, books and reading, delivering information and virtual services
- Confidence and resilience
- GCSE 9-4/A*-C in Maths (or equivalent)
- GCSE 9-4/A*-C in English (or equivalent)
Your CV and 800-word personal statement should clearly evidence how your skills and experiences match our job description.
For more information about Surrey libraries, please visit our website.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 04/09/2022.
Interviews will take place week commencing 12/09/2022.
This is an 18-month fixed term contract.
Although based at Walton Library, you will also work regularly at other libraries in the area. 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.
You will also need to be able to travel to Westminster Adult Education Centre, 219 Lisson Grove, London, NW8 8LW once a month for a classroom-based session with the other sessions being virtual.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. 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.
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.