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Weekend Library Assistant

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/3195/24670
  • Published: Mon 13/06/2022, 9:38 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 01/07/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Weekends
  • Hours: 6.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £2,972 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Leatherhead

The starting salary for this role is £2,972 per annum based on a 6 hour working week (Saturdays) pro-rata to £17,833.

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. Weekend Library Assistants help branches support a range of online reference resources, hold computer classes, Rhymetimes and Storytimes, and various other events such as Minecraft sessions and Code Clubs. We also offer a range of services, including library services for the elderly or disabled. 

We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic person, to help us promote and deliver a first class and transforming library service for the people of Surrey. 

The successful applicant will have good computer skills, with the ability to support library customers with MS Office and other IT applications. Weekend Library Assistants also deliver children's activities including Rhymetimes and Storytimes, and support other library events, for example, author talks and IT sessions for customers. 

We are looking for the following key skills from potential applicants: 

  • Assist with enquiries as required 
  • Take part in Rhymetime and Storytime 
  • Support library events as required, e.g. craft session 
  • Ensure borrower records are kept up to date 
  • Occasionally working at other branches within the local area 

To be shortlisted to interview for this position, your application will clearly evidence: 

  • Knowledge of using Microsoft Office packages 
  • Ability to use initiative and work under pressure with accuracy 
  • A basic understanding of working in a library 
  • Positive working attitude towards training and development. 

If you thrive on variety, have excellent customer care and communication skills, and are willing to have a go at a wide range of tasks, you will find this an enjoyable and satisfying role. 

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30/06/2022.

Interviews will take place on 11/07/2022. 

Weekend Library Assistants at Bookham Library support Leatherhead and Dorking Libraries and travel to other locations to support the wider library network as required. For more information about these libraries please visit our website

There are no staff parking facilities at libraries in Surrey, however there are pay and display car parks close to most locations. If using public transport, please check what options are available for you to travel to individual locations, and when making your application, consider your travel costs and arrangements. 

The working hours for this position are 10.00am to 5.00pm every Saturday. Please note that this rota is subject to temporary or long-term revision, when required, to meet the needs of the library service. 

This role may involve periods of lone working (when 18 years of age or over). 

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Haynes on 07971 982575 or by e-mail at sarah.haynes@surreycc.gov.uk. We look forward to receiving your application. 

Benefits

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service (pro-rata for part-time), 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.

Our Commitment

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.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/3195/24670
  • Published: Mon 13/06/2022, 9:38 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 01/07/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Weekends
  • Hours: 6.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £2,972 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Leatherhead

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