About the role
Are you committed to delivering high quality services to customers?
The role of Library Manager is diverse, where two days are rarely the same, and requires a flexible approach and use of your own initiative. The role includes line management of a team of library assistants, monitoring performance and supporting them to develop in their role.
A week could include planning and creating staff development activities; banking income; managing staff rotas; inducting a new library assistant; and flexibly dealing with ad-hoc issues as they arise. The role is highly variable and allows opportunity to contribute to larger refurbishment projects as well as personally identifying and developing smaller projects that will benefit the delivery of excellent library and customer services.
An excellent Library Manager has strong people management skills, working effectively with staff and customers to provide a great service. They are able to manage a varied workload in a busy environment, taking responsibility for the day-to-day management of a library, and the staff within them. As a successful Library Manager you will also have a good understanding of building management and health and safety, and you will be confident in handling difficult situations. Success in the role relies on a range of transferable skills and does not require any experience of working in libraries.
We are looking for candidates who:
- Are able to communicate effectively, use negotiation skills and converse at ease with customers
- Are able to manage their own time effectively
- Are able to use own initiative to solve problems
- Are self-motivated and can enthuse and inspire others in their teams
To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above and log onto the jobs page of our website. When completing your application be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education, or personal interests.
For an informal discussion, please contact Kristy Child - Library Operations Manager on 01273 336253 .
We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.
For work that makes a difference.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.