About the role
Surrey is one of the largest county councils in the UK and has over 50 libraries across the county. Our library teams deliver a range of services to all members of the public. Times have changed from when all that libraries offered was to lend books and access to a reference collection. Now, in addition to lending books and providing a range of online reference resources, we are able to offer a range of services including library services for the elderly or disabled, help for reading groups, and information on topics such as domestic abuse and mental health. We also hold computer classes, Rhymetimes and Storytimes, and various other events such as Minecraft sessions and Code Clubs.
For more information about our libraries please visit the website: http://new.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/libraries/your-library/find-your-nearest-library
We are looking to build on our existing team and attract a friendly and enthusiastic person to help promote, and deliver, outstanding service to the people of Surrey.
Your daily duties will include but not be limited to:
- Assist with enquiries as required
- Take part in Rhymetime and Storytime
- Ordering of material in the absence of senior staff
- Support library events as required e.g. author talks and IT sessions
- Ensure enquiry records are kept up to date
We are looking for the following key skills from potential applicants:
- Knowledge of using Microsoft Office packages
- Ability to use initiative and work under pressure with accuracy
- A basic understanding of working in a library
- Ability to manage time and workload
- Flexibility towards work patterns
- Positive working attitude towards training and development.
Watch staff talk about working for the library service, in this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxxpxyTsPVo&feature=youtu.be
Surrey Libraries operates a two-week rota system. The timetable for this post is:
- Monday: OFF
- Tuesday: 2-5
- Wednesday: 10-5
- Thursday: 9-5
- Friday: 2-5
- Saturday: 9-5
- Monday: OFF
- Tuesday: 9-5
- Wednesday: 9-5
- Thursday: 9-5
- Friday: 9-5
- Saturday: OFF
For more information, please find a full job description and person specification attached to the bottom of this advert. We look forward to receiving your CV and 800 word personal statement.
For an informal discussion contact Sarah Heath on 07973 900588 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 16th February 2020.
Interviews will take place week commencing 24th February 2020.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, 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.
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.