Library Services Officer
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 are looking for a Library Services Officer to manage the day to day running of one of our libraries. We need someone who can lead a team and help us provide excellent service to our library users. The post will be hands on, working with the public and supervising a team of assistants to deliver access to books, information, learning and events.
As well as ensuring the efficient running of the library your role will include planning for the future and working on strategy for the continual improvement of our library offer, reaching new users and embracing library innovations.
This post would suit a candidate with strong leadership skills and the ability to manage and motive staff. Good organisation, digital and administrative skills are also a must.
There is a customer facing element to the role so the candidate should enjoy working with the public and have experience of providing excellent customer service.
Most important is an enthusiasm for libraries and a commitment to ensuring Harlesden Library excels in providing the local community with all the benefits that libraries have to offer.
The post is currently based at our newly refurbed Harlesden Library, but the successful candidate will need to be able and prepared to be based at any library in the borough.
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.
Closing Date: 22 October 2023 (23:59)- please note this date has been extended
Applications from candidates who have applied for this role in the last 6 months will not be considered.
Location: Harlesden Library and other locations from time to time
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 hidden 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