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Librarian

Salary
£27,041 pro rata (ERYC Grade 8) £21,925 actual salary
Term Entry
Fixed term until 31 January 2022
Type Hours
Part Time (30 hours per week)
Days
Working days are to be agreed
Address
Melton Park, Gibson Lane South, Melton, HU14 3HH*
Closing date
Job closes on 20 May
Interview date
Interview is 3 June
Service area
Service area: Culture and Customer Services
Job reference
Job reference: CULB000085
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Description

The job itself

The Mobile Library Service are looking to recruit a proactive, dynamic and outgoing librarian to support the delivery of its streamlined mobile library service from a variety of locations across the authority.

It requires specialist knowledge to help support the senior librarian with the vehicles and excellent communication skills to make sure that all staff are supported and up to date – always of importance but particularly at the present time. Communication and support are particularly time consuming as there are 27 different posts spread out across the authority. The majority of these staff work 6 hours or under a fortnight and do not come into the main office at Melton.

The mobile service is looking to grow and develop more outreach work and partnerships with public health – this includes the senior librarian overseeing the purchase, staffing and development of a new Public Health Vehicle within the next few months. It will be used to provide LFT and vaccinations in the most rural areas. Post pandemic this service will have the opportunity to support further residents who have been effected by COVID-19, either through long covid, a deterioration in health due to less access to health care and mental health, as well as low social confidence.

You must have excellent communication skills and a genuine enthusiasm and drive to support all sections of the community and help promote and establish good relationships with other library and council colleagues.

You will support and line manage the Mobiles Supervisor and help, support and motivate the mobile library team. You will need to demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation with a proven team working ability.  We require staff that will embrace change in a positive manner and adopt a can do attitude.  As part of the team you will support the delivery of a professional, high quality, customer focused mobile library and information service for local residents. 

Your main roles are:

  • Proven ability to lead, manage, motivate and develop staff.
  • You must be able to use your initiative and prioritise your workload whilst working to a consistently high standard, sometimes under pressure and be flexible in your approach.
  • The promotion, distribution and maintenance of library stock
  • Knowledge of relevant road traffic and vehicle legislation
  • Allocate, organise and manage resources effectively and deliver on standards, targets and health and safety
  • Establish and develop effective working relationships with other library and council services
  • Keep abreast of new developments and resources and find new ways to deliver information to the community

Regular tasks include:

  • Use of IT systems, including office and specific packages – word processing, data input and processing using spreadsheets, databases and bespoke IT packages.
  • Dealing with deliveries of goods and services, stationery and stock control,
  • The promotion, distribution and maintenance of stock using the online Library Management System.
  • Shelving and maintenance of stock and general day to day administration.
  • Telephone answering, dealing with correspondence, responding to customer enquiries and requests

You must evidence:

  • Excellent customer care skills and a genuine enthusiasm for working with all age ranges and sectors of the public.
  • Management, development and motivation of staff.
  • The ability to deliver high levels of customer satisfaction by responding to individual and diverse customer needs in a timely & sensitive manner.
  • The ability to answer a wide variety of customer queries by telephone and by email.

The role can be physically demanding. You will be assisting other colleagues, moving library stock to and from shelves.  Stock work is a key responsibility of this post and you will also be restocking the warehouse area and loading/unloading crates of library materials.

A degree level qualification is essential (minimum level 6) and a management qualification would be an advantage.

If you are truly passionate about supporting the local community then we want to hear from you. This role offers guaranteed training, strong team support, excellent rewards & competitive salary.

Fixed term position to cover secondment

Contact

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Name
Sheron Gibbins
Role
Senior Librarian Mobile & Community Services
sheron.gibbins@eastriding.gov.uk
Phone
01482 392720
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Travel

Some travel across the East Riding of Yorkshire may be required, as well as a UK driving license and access to their own vehicle.

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