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Library Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

  • Are you looking for working arrangements to fit in with your busy life?
  • Do you enjoy books and reading?
  • Would you like to work in a busy library environment in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames?

If you answered yes, we want to hear from you!

We have exciting opportunities for lunch cover Library Assistants to join our team. These posts are ideally suited to those who only wish to work a few hours each day as you will help cover the busy weekday period of 10.45am - 2.30pm.

Job Purpose
Richmond upon Thames operates a high performing public library service which is well liked within the community and had over 1,374,000 visits last year. Our Library Assistants play a vital role in helping visitors to access the full range of services provided by the Borough’s libraries.

Library staff pride themselves on the high quality and welcoming service they are able to offer local people. 

As a Lunch Cover Library Assistant, you will:

  • multi task in a busy environment
  • work on a customer service desk carrying out a range of duties including answering enquires and dealing with the issue and return of resources
  • help library users to access a range of IT resources
  • help with the promotion of library stock.

You may be required to work in any of our 12 libraries across the borough, so you will need to be flexible in your attitude to work.

The working hours are 18 hours per week. This includes 4 days a week from 10.45am - 2.30pm and 2 Saturdays in 4 from 9.15am - 4.15pm.

How to apply?
You will find the Job Profile at the end of this page. Please register, submit your CV and a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of this role (knowledge, experience, skills and qualifications).

Please note, we are unable to consider incomplete applications with generic supporting statements.

If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0208 871 8825 or recruitment@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk to see if we can offer alternative arrangements for you to apply.

Why choose us?
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance, including a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holiday (pro rata).

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: Sunday 19th January 2020

Shortlisting Date: Week commencing 20th January 2020

Interview Date: Friday 31st January 2020

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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