Driver Assistant - Lincoln
Mobile Library Driver/Assistant - 36 hours per week
Salary: 20,554 pro rata
Lincolnshire Libraries Mobile Service, operated by GLL, is looking for a Mobile Library Driver/Assistant for 36 hours per week, based mainly at Lincoln but covering for holidays/sickness at Sleaford and Manby, when required. This is an exciting time to join our team as we improve and promote the library services for the people of Lincolnshire - whether it's our valued existing users or widening the offering to a new group of customers.
You will be required to drive mobile library vehicles to various locations and supply library services to customers who can't access their nearest static library. The service operates 7 Mobile Library vehicles; 1 x 5.5 ton vehicle and 6 vans, delivering a wide range of services to customers in rural locations. This includes community and nursing homes and to individuals who are housebound. You will be responsible for driving mobile library vehicles on designated routes while adhering to set timetables. The service delivery involves single staffing on the Mobile vehicles and working with occasional limited welfare facilities. You will be expected to maintain the vehicle in a roadworthy condition, carrying out daily checks and completing a driver log.
With community at the forefront of everything we do, you'll ensure that every visitor to the Mobile Library is welcomed into a clean, safe and attractive environment that can service their needs. As a key frontline staff member, your passion for libraries and community engagement will be apparent and you'll adapt to and acknowledge the diversity of our visitors and what they aim to get out of their library visit, as well helping them to discover our wide range of resources and services. You'll ideally be a keen library user/from a library background, but it'll be your enthusiasm for helping others and devotion to customer care that makes you really stand out. Naturally good with people, you'll be able to put people of all ages and backgrounds at ease whilst helping to promote our services.
Organised, efficient and thriving on variety, you'll be competent using IT, such as Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook. Experience of using Library Management Systems will be useful but not essential as training will be given. It goes without saying that you'll need excellent numeracy, literacy and communication skills, but you'll also need excellent administration skills, an understanding of health and safety at work and the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
The minimum accepted driving licence category entitlement is Class B (entitled to drive vehicles up to 3,500Kg).
In return we offer a range of benefits that you'd expect from the UK's largest Leisure and Cultural Services provider:
Discounted membership at our leisure centres
Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best
If you have the passion and skills for this role, apply now at
Closing date: 29 May 2022
All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.
To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible.
About Us Lincolnshire libraries are operated by GLL, the UK's largest leisure and cultural services provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children's centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we're different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.
GLL is an equal opportunities employer.