Library Assistant

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Salary From £28,484-£34,515 (Pro rata for part-t
Teddington, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Job Type
Full Time

Weekend Library Assistant 

£24,684-£29,487 (Pro-rata) 

Part-Time contracted 5.5 or 4 hours per week 

About Richmond Libraries 

OUR VISION - How Richmond upon Thames Libraries see the future.

‘Communities within Richmond upon Thames will realise their potential through the personal, profession, social and cultural development opportunities provided by their library service.’

 Do you want to be part of our exciting, high-performing service as we look to the future and embrace new technologies and innovation in order to meet the needs of our customers?

 Do you want to help us deliver our strategies of:

Inspiring a community of readers of all ages. 

Empowering learners and bridging the digital divide.

Supporting health, wellbeing and inclusion.

Opportunities for cultural and creative enrichment.

Promoting sustainable choices.

Instilling a sense of pride and belonging.

 Our Library Assistants play a vital role in promoting reading, supporting learning and encouraging our many varied library visitors to participate in the rich cultural and community life of Richmond upon Thames…Sounds good to you? Keep scrolling! 

 About the Role 

There are 12 public libraries in the borough, all of them providing a range of services that meet the needs of their local communities. Library staff pride themselves on the high quality and welcoming service they are able to offer local people.

 Administration Skills: You will be responsible for all administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day functions of the libraries whilst prioritising a high workload and maintaining records.

 Communication Skills: you will be dealing with members of the public on a day to day basis via face to face communication, emails and telephone it is essential for you to have the ability to communicate clearly and proficiently.

Confidence- You can confidently deal with challenging situations in a calm and effective manner.

Organisation Skills: You will shelve and tidy stock, promoting it and helping customers choose books and ensuring that our collections are ordered, well-presented and accessible.

IT/Systems- Do you have proven experience with eResources, social media and web applications as well as practical knowledge have a practical knowledge of a range of IT software and programs, 

Shift Patterns 

We have full-time and part-time posts.

 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

 Part-time 18-hour posts working in general 2 days each week and every other Saturday.

Weekdays 9.15 – 6.15/7.15

Saturdays 9.15 – 4.15

 Part-time 18-hour Lunch Cover posts working 4 days each week and every other Saturday. 

Weekdays 10.30 - 2.15

Saturdays 9.15 - 4.15

 Indicative Recruitment Timeline:
Closing Date: Sunday 26th May 2024 (23:59) 

Shortlisting Date: Week Commencing 10th June 2024 

Interview Date: Week Commencing 30th 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.  

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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This role expires 08/06/2024.
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