Starting salary: £36,984
Job Level: Level 3, Zone 2
Work Location: Holborn Library, London
Hours per week: 36, Full-time
Contract type: Fixed Term/ Secondment 12 Months
Closing date: Sunday 12th November 2023 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.
Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.
Our Community Libraries are key resources in their local neighbourhood, bringing people together. They build strong local partnerships to tackle community needs, build community cohesion and help people build on their strengths. The Community Library Manager is responsible for implementing this vision at library branch level, working with the public in the library.
The Community Library Manager will lead on the development of their local library as a community and digital hub. This entails leading their library team and working with the local community to develop creative, innovative ways to use our spaces and technology in libraries for the community. They will develop and implement a local community, digital library and online content business plan for the library based on local need, in collaboration with local residents and partners and promote these activities and events in the library using a range of communication tools.
We are looking for someone with a good understanding of current public policy issues particularly those relating to libraries, life-long learning, digital exclusion and community cohesion. The postholder will have community awareness and acumen to head up conversations with Camden’s communities and develop local partnerships.
The role also requires you to have good operational and business planning skills to enable the efficient delivery of a frontline community service and manage staff and high performing teams with the ability to motivate and enable people through collaborative working.
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Working for Camden
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting our communities, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.
At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits
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Inclusion and Diversity
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.
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