Library Supervisor

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From £30,483-£36,936 Depending on Skills
Teddington, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Job Type
Full Time

Job Title: Library Supervisor  

Salary Range: Scale 6  £30,483-£36,936 Depending on Skills Knowledge and experience 

Contract: Permanent, Full Time 

Location: Teddington Library  

About us 

 Would you like to work in a busy library environment in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames?

 Richmond upon Thames operates a high performing public library service which is very well regarded within the community. 

The role of a Library Supervisor is to ensure the effective delivery of library services to the public, ensuring a high level of customer service by carrying out a range of frontline and administrative duties to facilitate the libraries’ day to day operation.   

 Modern public libraries are busy and stimulating spaces, open to all members of the community and Library Supervisors need to be resilient, confident and resourceful in order to deal with the often complex and challenging issues that occur as a result.  

 About the role 

 Supervision- You will oversee the daily workflow of front line staff and volunteers

 Time Management- You will ensure that the scheduled daily, weekly and monthly housekeeping tasks and routines are carried out as instructed in a timely and efficient manner.

 Customer Service- You will manager the customer service desk which includes cash handling and answering customer enquiries. You will also support members of the public access computers, eResources and self-service kiosks.

 Health and Safety – You will be responsible for carrying out and recording routine and preventative health and safety checks on site; including fire alarm testing

 Organisation Skills- You should  ensure that the scheduled children’s activities take place, including Rhyme Time and Storytimes.

 Site Management-  You will be responsible to open and close buildings as required and to be responsible for the security of the building and its contents whilst open to the public and on duty.

 You may be required to work in any of our 12 libraries across the borough, so you will need to be flexible in your attitude to work.

Full Time 36 hour posts working 4 days every week and every other Saturday

Weekdays from 9.15 – 6.15/7.15

Saturdays from 9.15 – 4.15.

 Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date:  Sunday 19 May 2024

Shortlisting Date: Week ending 2 June 2024

Interview Date: Week ending 16 June 2024

 Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. 

 We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. 

  We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Some posts may be exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to these posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

 We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan.  

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This role expires 08/06/2024.
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