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Library Assistants

Job Title: Library Assistants
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Salary: 18780-20541
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3089
Job Published: January 21, 2019 12:41

Job Description

Library Assistants x7
We are looking for people who will help us run and develop the service at various Bristol Libraries.

Growth and Regeneration
Job Type
Libraries, Museums & Archives
Working Hours
Part Time
Employment Type
Pay Grade
£18,780 - £20,541 (pro-rata)
DBS enhanced
Closing Date
Ref No
Person specification
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Job description
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Do you love working with customers and helping them to get the most out of a service you offer, and get a sense of satisfaction when you are able to answer a complex query so that the customer walks away with a positive experience? Could you enthuse people from 0-99 about books and reading? Would you be able to help users with a computer, perhaps for looking for a job, applying for social housing, reporting a problem to the Council, or setting up an email address? Would you also like the challenge of promoting the service you offer to more people, from a range of diverse communities?

You will be carrying out tasks to help users get the most out of the Libraries, e.g. helping them find specific titles and reserving them, adding them as new members, signposting them to websites for information, booking them on to IT support sessions or author events; as well as preparing and delivering story time and singing sessions for babies and toddlers, and encouraging children to join reading activities. You will also undertake tasks to ensure the smooth running of the libraries, e.g. processing new stock using our Library computer system, dealing with email and phone enquiries, cashing up and associated processes, unpacking and sorting items arriving in crates from around the City, and liaising with contractors arriving on site for maintenance and repairs. Manual handling, Display Screen Equipment, and other training will be given to ensure tasks are carried out safely. These posts are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure check.

Various hours and locations (not available for job share, availability needed for all stated sessions relating to a post)

Post 1: 28.5 Hour Per Week

Bishopston, Redland and Clifton libraries team

Week 1: Monday afternoon plus evening, Tuesday, Wednesday plus evening, Thursday afternoon, Friday

Week 2: Tuesday, Wednesday plus evening, Thursday afternoon, Friday, Saturday

Post 2: 25.5 Hours Per Week

North West group (could work in any of nine libraries – Henbury, Southmead, Horfield, Henleaze, Westbury, Sea Mills, Shirehampton, Avonmouth, Lockleaze)

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday afternoon plus evening, Saturday

Post 3: 18 Hours Per Week

Henbury, Southmead, Horfield libraries team

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Post 4: 14 Hours Per Week

Wick Road, Knowle and Filwood libraries team

Monday afternoon, Friday, Saturday morning plus lunchtime

Post 5: 9.5 Hours Per Week

Bedminster, Bishopsworth and Marksbury Road libraries team

Week 1: Monday morning plus lunchtime, Saturday

Week 2: Monday morning plus lunch, Saturday lunchtime plus afternoon

Post 6: 10 Hours Per Week

Bedminster, Bishopsworth and Marksbury Road libraries team

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday (all lunchtime cover)

Post 7: 7.5 Hours Per Week

Wick Road, Knowle and Filwood libraries team

Monday, Wednesday, Friday (all lunchtime cover)

When applying, please state the post(s) you are interested in.

If you have further questions about this post after reading the Job Description and Person Specification, please contact:

Christine Brown –

Or Hayley Cantle –

Interviews will be held on Thursday 7 February and Friday 8 February 2019.

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