Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.
The Southwark skyline is an impressive sight. The incredibly diverse range of buildings, offices and social facilities make it a real mix of old and new.
With its vibrant, energetic feel, Southwark is a very attractive place to work if you relish the challenges of a dynamic and inner city context where complexity, change and energy are high.
Two posts, each 18 hours per week
A modern library is about more than lending books. It is a hub for the community, giving everyone access to lifelong learning, IT support and community engagement.
For those of us working in Southwark’s libraries, it is about providing a service that is as vibrant, diverse and interesting as the area we live in.
As the public face of our library, you will be there to ensure we deliver a high level of customer care while playing a key role in providing an efficient and effective service.
You will be be responsible for all aspects of day to day running of a Community Library or associated community facility including operational delivery of services, management of staff and effective allocation of resources.
You will deliver an efficient and effective public service in the library, maintaining a high level of customer care; and contribute to the Library Service’s aim to provide the best quality and accessible library and information service to all members of the community.
You will assist the library manager in the area in planning and delivery of effective library services for the local community, ensuring libraries are staffed during advertised opening times and service delivery is maintained at the library where they are based.
We are looking for people with great communication skills and a high standard of customer care to a diverse community and who work well in a team.
You will have good understanding of basic computing and word processing, web browsing and an enthusiasm for libraries, promoting literature for all ages.
Benefits and more information:
Closing date: 23:59pm 28th August 2022.
Interview date: Week commencing 5th September 2022.
We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.