Are you looking for an exciting opportunity? Do you have a passion for providing excellent customer service?
We have a number of part time Weekend Library Network Assistant positions available in Guildford. Our Weekend Library Network Assistants work either 3 or 6 hours every Saturday.
For more information about our libraries please visit the website: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/libraries/your-library/find-your-nearest
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. Times have changed from when all that libraries offered was to lend books and access to a reference collection. Now, in addition to lending books and providing a range of online reference resources, we also hold computer classes, Rhymetimes and Storytimes, and various other events such as Minecraft sessions and Code Clubs. We are able to offer a range of services including library services for the elderly or disabled.
What we can offer you:
- A fantastic working environment with great people to work with and for.
- 5 weeks annual leave.
- Local government salary-related pension.
For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
About the Role
Your daily duties will include but not be limited to:
- Assist with enquiries as required
- Take part in Rhymetime and Storytime
- Support library events as required e.g. craft session
- Ensure borrower records are kept up to date
- Occasionally working at other branches within the local area
We are looking for the following key skills from potential applicants:
- Knowledge of using Microsoft Office packages
- Ability to use initiative and work under pressure with accuracy
- A basic understanding of working in a library
- Positive working attitude towards training and development.
Watch staff talk about working for the library service, in this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxxpxyTsPVo&feature=youtu.be
To apply for this position complete the application with your CV and 800 word personal statement. In the application form you will be asked to indicate which libraries you would like to work in.
For more information, please find a full job description and person specification attached to the bottom of this advert.
Your application will be placed into a candidate pool and will be reviewed. If shortlisted you will be contacted when vacancies arise in your preferred Libraries.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 20th January 2019.
Interviews will take place on 28th January 2019.
Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.
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