An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated librarian to join the North Somerset libraries team based in Weston-super-Mare Town Hall.
This is a varied and interesting job in a small team. You will take responsibility for service delivery and lead the development of the library outreach team and the Bookstart programme, and use your professional expertise to develop library services for families across North Somerset. A key role will be to lead delivery of the annual summer reading challenge for children.
We are looking for someone with a good understanding of the role of libraries within the community, who enjoys working with people. You will need to be adaptable, a good communicator and able to solve problems and come up with innovative solutions. You will have experience of managing others, demonstrate an ability to deliver excellent customer service and have good ICT skills, with the ability to manage and organise your own work. You must have significant experience of working in libraries or related services, and should have achieved an approved relevant professional qualification. You will be expected to work towards becoming a chartered member of CILIP.
We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. We offer an excellent benefits package to all our employees including:
• A Local Government Pension Scheme.
• Generous annual leave
• A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work, childcare vouchers, and a range of benefits and discounts including staff discounts in gyms
• Employee Assistance and support offering a variety of employee wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle.
• Optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
For an informal discussion, please contact Sophia Richards on 01275 884276.
Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19 December 2019
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.