Library Officer
Brighton and Hove City Council
Brighton, GB
4d ago

About the role

Do you enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds? Do you want to make a difference to people’s lives and help communities to grow?

If so, we want to hear from you!

Our Library Officers do varied work and no two days are ever the same. We work with local communities, engage with and deliver activities for young people, and help adults across a range of services.

Due to the nature of our people-focused, varied work, it can be challenging, but also very rewarding. Do you have the resilience to work with people with challenging behaviours?

We work with partner organisations and communities to deliver a range of services. Some activities you might get involved with are :

  • Engaging with refugees
  • Helping combat loneliness
  • Facilitating access to money advice services
  • Working with community groups
  • Supporting people without access at home to computer facilities and broadband
  • There are also opportunities to take a leading role in one of our 12 community libraries - building links with local schools and community groups and keeping the library relevant and responsive to local communities.

    All our posts involve some lone working and so we are looking for self-motivated people who are happy to work on their own.

    We are also looking for flexibility as we sometimes have to work at different libraries at short notice.

    We care about our staff and have a track record of offering opportunities for career progression both within the library service, and throughout the wider Council.

    We also offer the opportunity for staff to work towards relevant qualifications. Ongoing training and support is provided for all positions we offer.

    Hear about the challenges and rewards of working in Brighton & Hove City Libraries from current Library Staff

    The posts and hours available are listed below (please note that the hours are fixed as the service needs to keep libraries open at advertised times) :

    Post 1 (36.5 hrs per week)

    Tuesday 8 : 30am to 5pm

    Wednesday 8 : 30am to 7pm

    Saturday 9am to 5pm

    Post 2 (29.5 hrs per week)

    Thursday 9am to 5pm

    Post 3 (27.5 hrs per week)

    Saturday 12 to 5pm

    Post 5 (22.5 hrs per week)

    Additional information

    Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

    Work Permits : we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency's Points-

    based Immigration System.

    From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit.

    Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

    Company information

    We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as male or trans as these groups are currently under-

    represented in our Directorate workforce.

    As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.

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