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Assistant in Charge

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Buxton Library, Kents Bank Road, Buxton
Salary details
Grade 7 £11,516.52 - £12,473.04 per annum
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
18 hours and 30 minutes per week
Closing Date
05 February 2023
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We’re looking for someone who is passionate about Libraries, organised, has experience of administrative processes and procedures, is an excellent team player, who is eager to learn, support others and who thrives working in a fast-paced customer focused environment in one of the County’s larger libraries. 

The successful candidate will:             

  • Have public Library service experience
  • Have supervisory experience
  • Be willing to accept direction/delegation
  • Able to provide an effective service to all library customers through the efficient organisation of staff, library stock and the library premises.
  • Able to lead and motivate a team in a customer focused environment
  • Able to create a friendly and welcoming environment for a diverse range of customers
  • Excellent at multi-tasking, efficient, happy to work under pressure & confident with working alone if required.
  • Passionate about what public libraries offer and able to promote our services.
  • Confident in using IT (training will be given on specific library systems)

Please note:

  • Library work can be physically demanding.
  • Staff may also occasionally be asked to cover other roles within Derbyshire libraries.
  • Some evening and weekend working may be required, with the need for flexibility on occasions to suit the needs of the service.

What we offer you.

  • 25 days of annual leave – pro rata (plus an additional 5 with 5 years of continuous service)
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Guaranteed incremental annual pay increases
  • Discounts at selected county leisure centers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free online health and exercise sessions

Provisional Interview Date: 20 Febuary 2023

Due to this post having administrative privileges within the Council’s IT systems, and in order to comply with the Public Services Network requirements, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Basic criminal record check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.