Library Services Assistant
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
We have a number of vacancies in Brent Libraries, both full and part time, working 36 and 21 hours per week, which includes working regular weekends and evenings.
Successful applicants will be working as part of vibrant team helping to deliver customer focussed services ranging from basic enquiries to assisting with delivering events and activities as well as work maintaining and promoting our book collections.
This is a valuable opportunity to join an exciting forward-looking library service, which serves as an important cornerstone in delivering public service within Brent.
Within the role of library services assistant, there are opportunities for training and personal development and to progress within the library service.
We are looking for candidates with strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for working in the library sector, the ability to promote the library service and provide excellent customer service to a wide range of diverse library users.
A passion for books and reading is important for us as encouraging more people to read is a key mission for us.
Experience in customer service is desirable and candidates should be confident in using ICT. Services for children and families are a cornerstone of our offer and we would especially welcome candidates who have an enthusiasm for working with these groups.
Candidates applying should take particular care to read and answer the criteria in the job specification attached.
Closing date: 15 October 2023 (23:59) (please note this date has been extended)
Location: Wembley Library, Ealing Road Library, Kilburn Library
If you are interested in applying for this job, please start by clicking the "Apply Now" button below. You must provide a supporting statement as part of your application that clearly shows how you meet the criteria on the Person Specification. We will accept a CV in support of your application, however, you should still provide a supporting statement.
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including “non-visible” disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on email@example.com