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Assistant Library Manager

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne or Lewes
  • Salary
  • £25,119 - £26,539 (includes weekend working enhancement)
  • Closing date
  • 21/07/2024
  • Department
  • Communities, Economy and Transport
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Libraries
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1565/41446
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1565/41446
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne or Lewes
  • Salary
  • £25,119 - £26,539 (includes weekend working enhancement)
  • Closing date
  • 21/07/2024
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Department
  • Communities, Economy and Transport
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Libraries

 

If you have a passion for supporting others to deliver quality customer service, and a keenness to learn about our libraries, we would like to hear from you!

As an Assistant Library Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day management of libraries and the delivery of quality customer service. Your duties will include the line management of Library Assistants, administrating rotas and annual leave, banking library income, resolving building issues, and staff training and induction.

The role is varied and challenging and presents a great opportunity to build on existing skills. It supports both staff and customers across a variety of East Sussex Libraries, from village centres to busy towns. Success in the role relies on a range of transferable skills and does not require specific experience of working in libraries. The ability to be flexible is essential, as you will be required to work at several different libraries, for which travel costs from your base are covered. The successful candidate will be able to select either Eastbourne Library or Lewes Library as their base.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have good customer service and communication skills
  • Have ICT skills and an interest in further development
  • Have experience in staff training and management
  • Are self-motivated and able to prioritise their workload
  • Are able to defuse and resolve incidents
  • Are keen to develop services and input into business planning

Work rota: The role is full-time and includes working every other Saturday, for which a day off in the week is given. 

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.

In-person interviews will be held at an East Sussex Library.

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 an informal discussion, please contact please contact Pip Jenkins, Library Manager, on 01323 466381. 

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Additional Information

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 sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.

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.


Equal Opportunities

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.

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