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Jobs

Thank you for your interest in Libraries Unlimited, a new independent staff and community owned organisation.

We currently have the following vacancies:

Library Supervisor – Prison Libraries (DAR001)
Salary: Circa £25,957 pro rata
Location: HMP Dartmoor, Princetown
Hours: 30 hours per week
Closing date: 3rd January
Interview date: 10th January

This is a great opportunity to work in a challenging but highly rewarding environment and to make a significant difference to peoples’ lives and outcomes.

This role requires a confident and independent person with the ability to communicate well with a wide range of people. You will be customer focused and motivated to provide an excellent service to our prison customers.

In addition to managing the day to day operation of the library you will be helping prisoners to use the library effectively for educational, legal and recreational reasons. You will be friendly and approachable while maintaining the ability to be resilient and vigilant. You will be responsible for the management of a Library Assistant and a small team of prison orderlies. There is a strong emphasis on prisoner education, improving literacy and rehabilitation, so the role involves working in close partnership with the prison service and the prison education provider. You will promote the library throughout the prison to increase usage and you will regularly monitor and review the service.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Kate Mackenzie, Service Development Officer or email kate.mackenzie@librariesunlimited.org.uk

If you would like to visit the prison library before submitting your application, please contact John Finney on 01822 322000 ext. 2428

Recruitment pack
Application form
Rota
Job description
Equality & Diversity Form

To apply, please download the Recruitment pack, Application form and Equality and Diversity form and send your completed application, quoting the relevant job reference number, to jobs@librariesunlimited.org.uk by 9.00am on the closing date.

 

First Assistant (Job reference: CRE004)
Salary: £18,413 pro rata (£9.54 per hour)
Location: Crediton
Hours: 9.25 hours per week
Closing date: 11th December
Interview date: 19th December

Rota:
Week one: Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Week two: Tuesday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 8.45am – 1.15pm

Crediton Library is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to work as First Assistant who will provide a first class experience for all of our customers. This role will assist the Library Supervisor in leading and supervising the library staff team and in meeting the service targets for the building. The First Assistant will deputise for the Library Supervisor when necessary.

Experience of working with the public in a demanding front line customer service environment and of providing an excellent standard of customer care in a timely and professional manner is essential. In addition, you will have an approachable friendly manner and the ability to proactively engage with a wide range of people. Able to adapt to an ever changing environment you will be able to demonstrate your enthusiasm and motivation to deliver the library service. Good IT skills, including social media will also be essential.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sue Lee, Library Supervisor 01363 772578 or email sue.lee@librariesunlimited.org.uk

Recruitment pack
Application form
Job description
Equality & Diversity Form

To apply, please download the Recruitment pack, Application form and Equality and Diversity form and send your completed application, quoting the relevant job reference number, to jobs@librariesunlimited.org.uk by 9.00am on the closing date.

 

Customer Service Assistant (Job reference: HON002)
Salary: £16,270 pro rata (£8.43 per hour)
Location: Honiton
Hours: 10.5 hours per week
Closing date: 4th December
Interview date: 12th December

We are looking for a part time Customer Service Assistant to work in our library at Honiton. Do you enjoy working as part of a busy team, helping people of all ages and providing excellent customer service?

The successful candidate will deliver a friendly, proactive and responsive frontline library service, ensuring the best possible customer experience for all users.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Linda Isaacson, Library Supervisor 01404 42818 or email linda.isaacson@librariesunlimited.org.uk

Recruitment pack
Application form
Rota
Job description
Equality & Diversity Form

To apply, please download the Recruitment pack, Application form and Equality and Diversity form and send your completed application, quoting the relevant job reference number, to jobs@librariesunlimited.org.uk by 9.00am on the closing date.

 

Stock Distribution Assistant (Job reference: STK002)
Salary: £16,270 pro rata (£8.43 per hour)
Location: Exeter
Hours: 7 per week
Closing date: 27th November
Interview date: 5th December

We are looking for someone to join our Stock Services Team in Exeter Library to help with the distribution of library stock and materials to other libraries around Devon. The successful candidate will be able to manage a range of manual handling tasks working in a loading bay environment, will carry out their duties in a methodical way with good attention to accuracy and detail, and will have availability to work additional hours. The weekly timetable for this post is Tuesday and Thursday morning, 9.00 am – 12.30pm. There will be also opportunities to work additional hours providing cover for the full time Stock Distribution Assistant, which could include working full weeks.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Julia Browne, Library Supervisor, Stock Services 01392 384217 or email julia.browne@librariesunlimited.org.uk

Recruitment pack
Application form
Job description
Equality & Diversity Form

To apply, please download the Recruitment pack, Application form and Equality and Diversity form and send your completed application, quoting the relevant job reference number, to jobs@librariesunlimited.org.uk by 9.00am on the closing date.

 

Library Supervisor (Job reference: SML001)
Location: South Molton
Salary: £21,824 pro rata (£11.31 per hour)
Hours: 31.5 hours per week
Closing date: 27th November
Interview date: 6th December

We are looking for a dynamic and people focussed individual to manage the day to day operation of South Molton Library, leading the staff team and working with volunteers to deliver excellent services and customer care. The successful candidate will have the skills and experience to develop engaging and innovative library events and activities, working with existing and new partners to exceed the needs and expectations of individuals and the community.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Tabitha Witherick, Service Delivery Manager 07976 584697 or email tabitha.witherick@librariesunlimited.org.uk

Recruitment pack
Application form
Job description
Timetable
Equality & Diversity Form

To apply, please download the Recruitment pack, Application form and Equality and Diversity form and send your completed application, quoting the relevant job reference number, to jobs@librariesunlimited.org.uk by 9.00am on the closing date.

Libraries Unlimited believes…

…in the unlimited potential of library services to make a positive difference to people’s lives and communities through a shared love of reading and access to high quality information and facilities.