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Senior Library Assistant

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 1498
  • Published: Sat 21/05/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 23/05/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £20,000 - £24,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

Senior Library Assistants
£23,400 - £24,684 pa  
We require 3 permanent  36 hours x 3
We require 3 permanent 23 hours x 3
We require 1 Maternity cover 23 hours x 1

Newham Libraries is an ambitious library service that plays a pivitol role in improving the quality of life of our residents.  Prior to the pandemic the number of visits to libraries and the number of books borrowed were increasing year on year and are now bouncing back again.  The service is well placed within the Council and works closely with Public Health and other services. Key priorities for the service are ensuring that our book stock is representative of and relevant to our communities; encouraging Reading for Pleasure for all; developing our Digital Lending offer; building on our innovative approach to the Summer Reading Challenge; developing our Under 5s offer; and delivering a high quality library offer.  There are 10 libraries across the borough delivering a high number of opening hours and a large number of events and activities. 

Library and Senior Library Assistants have an essential role in delivering this ambition.  They carry out a range of tasks including but not limited to: assisting customers with transactions; shelving of books and book displays; providing digital assistance and basic digital skills sessions; information provision and sign-posting; running or supporting events and activities including Under 5s storytimes; and promoting books and reading.  On occasions Library and Senior Library assistants may also be required to support outreach activities or resident forums.  As duty managers, Senior Library Assistants may be required to open and close buildings; take bookings and payments; oversee staff activity; and carry out cashing up / banking functions.

The candidate will have excellent customer care skills and experience, will enjoy helping people and be genuinely passionate about the role of libraries in providing a range of opportunities for our residents. They should have libraries or similar customer focused experience, love reading and talking about books, enjoy STEM and digital engagement, have a good level of literacy, numeracy and IT skills, experience of running activities, and enjoy working with the public. 

Closing date 29.5.22

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Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

 

 

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 1498
  • Published: Sat 21/05/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 23/05/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £20,000 - £24,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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