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Weekend Library Assistant - West Byfleet Library

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/911/30228
  • Published: Fri 20/01/2023, 9:33 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/02/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 3.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £1,602.75 per annum (pro rated from £19,233 FTE)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Byfleet

The starting salary for this position is £1,602.75 per annum, pro-rated from £19,233, based on working 3 hours per week. The hours for this position are 1pm - 4pm.

We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic person with a love of stories and a passion for helping people, along with good communication skills to join our team at West Byfleet Library.

The successful applicant will have good computer skills, with the ability to support library customers with the Internet, and MS Office. Weekend Library Assistants also deliver children's activities including Rhymetimes and Craft sessions.

Occasionally in the absence of another member of staff Weekend Library Assistants may for short periods of time work on their own maintaining the delivery of the service to the public.

This role will involve supporting the library assistant you will be working with by helping customers in choosing and selecting books, shelving returned books and helping with any activities planned during the working hours.

We are looking for the following key skills from potential applicants:

  • Knowledge of using Microsoft Office and Email
  • Ability to use initiative and work under pressure with accuracy 
  • A basic understanding of working in a library 
  • Ability to manage time and workload 
  • Positive working attitude.

To be considered for interview your application will clearly evidence:

  • A desire to work within a customer service environment
  • An ability to work effectively under pressure in a busy multi-tasking environment, independently as well as part of a team
  • An interest in, and an enthusiasm for, books and reading, information delivery, and virtual services

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.

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.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 5 February 2023.

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 13 February 2023

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Heather Eades by e-mail at heather.eades@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Benefits

You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service (pro-rata for part-time hours), 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.

Our Commitment

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.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/911/30228
  • Published: Fri 20/01/2023, 9:33 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/02/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 3.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £1,602.75 per annum (pro rated from £19,233 FTE)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Byfleet