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.
The London Borough of Brent is seeking a motivated and dynamic individual to join the Council as the Head of Libraries, Collections and Heritage.
Brent is truly proud of its Libraries, Collections and Heritage service.
This is an exciting time to join the Council as we continue to modernise and develop our library estate and outreach services and ensure our Libraries, Collections and Heritage exceed our residents’ expectations.
You will be responsible for our physical and digital collections, the council’s 6 libraries and outreach service and the council’s Heritage service, including our Museum.
The successful candidate will be committed to providing high-quality customer services.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate an affinity for and understanding of the cultural, social and wellbeing benefits brought about by a public Library service.
The successful candidate will be able to help shape how the service will deliver the ambitions of our Libraries, Collections and Heritage business plan.
Location: Civic centre and other locations from time to time
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org