Salary range: £29,241 - £30,711 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Kingsbury Library
An Excellent Opportunity…
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Brent Libraries deliver customer focussed services in culture, learning and information in one of the most diverse boroughs in London. All of our libraries have self-service technology a quality and wide ranging book stock, a range of free online resources for learning and information, regular reading and development activities at all of our libraries and a year round programme of special events including author visits, theatre shows, business workshops and film screenings. We also deliver several reading initiatives for children and adults including the Summer Reading Challenge, City Read and the Read Ahead Challenge.
The Library Services Officer post offers the opportunity to make a difference in Brent, managing frontline services to customers of all ages and backgrounds and delivering cultural, information and learning programmes to engage users with our service.
This role requires operational skills to manage a busy library environment with a mixed team of staff, ensuring the services delivered are of a high quality and responsive to the needs of our customers. Training and development of staff, as well as effective line management, will be a key priority.
The role will also involve close working with the library development team to co-ordinate seasonal programmes and campaigns and deliver our regular events programmes. The post holder will also work closely with the Library Management team, developing and implementing local action plans to meet the library performance targets.
Our libraries are open seven days a week. Routine evening and weekend working will be required.
We are looking for candidates with an aptitude for working in a busy customer facing environment and the ability to engage and communicate with a diverse range of service users.
Experience of working in, and leading, teams is required, along with the ability to demonstrate the good people skills necessary to provide a professional service and manage staff performance effectively.
You should have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and be able to express yourself clearly and confidently. We are also looking for someone with a track record of developing partnerships for programme delivery.
Enthusiasm for books and reading and a passion for promoting culture, literacy and learning is essential.
Closing Date: 15 December 2019 (23:00)
Bent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Basic’ DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.