Library Assistant

ERYC Grade 4 £19,312 pro rata
Haltemprice and Hunsley
Employment type
Part Time
Closing date
Job closes on 11 October
Job reference
Job reference: CULB000072
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The job itself

Job Term: Fixed term until 30th June 2021

Appointment Type: Part time

Days of work: Two week rota

Week One      Wednesday    13.15 – 16.45

                        Thursday        08.15 – 12.00    13.15 – 16.45

                        Friday              08.15 – 11.45    13.15 – 15.45

                        Total 16.75 hrs

Week Two      Monday          08.15 – 11.45     13.15 – 16.45

                        Tuesday          08.15 – 12.00      13.15 – 16.45

                        Wednesday    08.15 – 11.45

                        Total 17.75 hrs

Hours per week: 17.25 hrs average

Service Area: Adult Health and Customer Services

Place of Work: HMP Humber Library


We are seeking a proactive outgoing individual with enthusiasm and commitment to assist in the provision of the library service at HMP Humber within the East Riding of Yorkshire. This post is advertised on a temporary part-time basis.

The Council Library Service is contracted to provide a library service to HMP Humber.  HMP Humber is a Category ‘C’ Resettlement Prison that aims to provide positive resettlement options for those people sentenced within the local Contract Package Area.  It provides a regime that is focused on the provision of purposeful activity, which aims to address the needs of the people in their care and help them to reduce their risk of reoffending once returned into the community.

The Head of Reducing Re-Offending manages the library contract and budgets at the HMP Humber and as such works closely with the library staff.  As a team member you will be expected to take an active part in the promotion and role of the library in supporting education and training. Duties will include day to day running of the prison library, enquiry work, maintenance of stock, support of promotional and reader development activities.

You must have excellent customer care skills and a genuine interest in working within a diverse prison community, which includes ethnic minorities. Interpersonal and problem solving skills are important, as you will be expected to communicate with all the prison population including staff and other agencies working within the prison. You must be dynamic and motivated, able to work within a team and be willing to embrace change. Experience and knowledge of ICT applications are essential.

The post is subject to both a satisfactory prison security clearance and a medical clearance. For an informal discussion about this exciting and challenging opportunity please contact Mrs Andrea Pickles Librarian, HMP Humber (Tel: 01430 273234).

Closing date: Sunday 11th October 2020

Interview date: Thursday 22nd October 2020


Please find a link below to download the job outline and employee specification:

Job Outline and Employee specification (PDF file, download size 189.91kb)

Please find a link below to download important Information for applicants

Information for applicants – External (PDF file, download size 15kb)


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