The starting salary for this role is £20,650 per annum (pro rata to £24,780 FTE) for a 30 hour working week.
This post is 30 hours per week (two-week rota) including alternate Saturdays.
Please note that, depending on the library being worked at, start and finish times may vary between 9am and 7pm, and that the rota is also subject to revision to meet the needs of the library service.
The rota for this position includes working at Addlestone, West Byfleet and Woking libraries. You will also occasionally work at Knaphill library.
Branch Managers are responsible for day-to-day operations in one or more libraries and lead a team of staff and volunteers to create a dynamic and welcoming library service for the whole of their local community. This is a role where you will have many opportunities to have a direct impact on your community, whether providing books and information, organising events and cultural activities, or helping build local partnerships to encourage learning and improve local health and wellbeing.
You will contribute to achieving our strategy for providing a first-class modern library service for the people of Surrey. You will have a proven record of working effectively under pressure, ideally in a busy multi-tasking environment, and have a flexible attitude to work patterns. You will also be able to demonstrate how you can work effectively, both independently and as part of a management team, supporting each other to supervise and develop staff in your group, ensuring an overall standard of excellent customer care.
You will be committed to reading, information delivery, virtual services and professional development for yourself and others. You will be hard-working, enthusiastic, and quick to learn, and able to demonstrate a confident understanding of management which will enable you to tackle a wide variety of tasks and situations across a range of libraries.
Surrey is one of the largest county councils in the UK and has over 50 libraries across the county. Our library teams deliver a range of services to all members of the public. Our libraries provide vibrant spaces at the heart of local communities. Enabling cultural, economic, educational, and social development is the core work of our library teams. Working with local communities, library teams deliver a diverse range of services aimed at enriching lives of all those who work, live, study and visit Surrey.
To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a short personal statement (maximum 800 words) clearly outlining your relevant skills and experience.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Experience of guiding and supporting teams through change
- An ability to work with peers at a management level
- Flexibility to working hours and locations
- Confidence and resilience
There are no staff parking facilities at libraries in Surrey, however there are car parks close to most locations. If using public transport, please check what options are available for you to travel to individual locations, and when making your application consider your travel costs and arrangements.
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 15th May 2022.
Interviews will take place week commencing 23th May 2022.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave (pro rata for part time staff), rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.Company Information
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