We can now offer the post of Library Supervisor at Corringham Library. This post is for an average of 29 hours per week (working a 2 week rota pattern).
The current rota is as follows, but may be subject to change:
Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri Sat
9.45 – 5 10 – 5 10 – 5 9.45 – 5 10 – 5 OFF
Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri Sat
9.45 – 5 OFF 10 – 5 9.45 – 5 9.45 – 5 10 - 1
You will be responsible for supervising and working alongside staff and volunteers. This will involve ensuring there are sufficient staff to carry out the necessary day-to-day library routines and assisting with general counter duties. You will be required to promote the whole service to users and non-users and liaise with Thurrock Council departments and the local community.
Experience of working in a library service is essential, preferably with some supervisory experience. You must have an understanding of the needs of our customers, along with experience of volunteering, or working within the voluntary sector. You must also be able to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings. Good ICT skills are essential.
As Library Supervisor, you will be responsible for helping to provide an efficient and effective library service and must be responsive to local needs. This is a challenging role which requires strong customer service and administrative skills coupled with a friendly, outgoing personality and a real enjoyment of working in a customer orientated environment.
You will be required to participate in all aspects of library work and must have the ability to work quickly, accurately and methodically under pressure. You must demonstrate a high level of motivation, be well organised and be able to manage your own time efficiently.
Effective communication skills both verbal and written are a necessity, together with good listening skills to ensure that you can deal effectively and confidently with users’ enquiries and queries and the occasional complaint.
Please be aware that Thurrock Council are undertaking a pay review which will affect the grading of this vacancy – full details will be provided at conditional offer stage to the preferred candidate.
Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.
Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.
We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.
Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.
We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.
How to Apply
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