Senior Library Assistant - Gainsborough Library
Senior Library Assistant - 18 hours per week
Based: Gainsborough Library, Lincolnshire
Up to 20,554 pro rata + benefits
Gainsborough Library, operated by GLL, is looking for a part time Senior Library Assistant to work 18 hours a week. Gainsborough is a busy library giving access to a wide variety of collections and resources including books, self-service technology, public access computers and reference collections. This is an exciting time to join our team as we improve and promote the library's services for the people of Lincolnshire - whether it's our valued existing users or widening the offering to a new group of customers.
With community at the heart of everything we do, as a Senior Library Assistant, you'll ensure that every visitor to the Library is welcomed into a clean, safe and attractive environment with useful facilities that keep them wanting to return. As a key frontline staff member, you'll adapt to, and acknowledge, the diversity of our visitors and what they aim to get out of their library visit as well as helping them to discover our wide range of resources and services. Your passion for libraries and community engagement will be apparent as you help people do everything from discovering new authors to tracking their ancestry from our records and even helping them find their ideal job using our IT systems.
You'll ideally come from a library background, but it'll be your enthusiasm for helping others and devotion to customer care that makes you really stand out. Organised, efficient and thriving on variety you'll be naturally good with people, able to put all ages and backgrounds at ease whilst helping to promote our services. You will have excellent IT skills and be enthused by technology and how you can use your skills to help people make the most of our digital facilities and resources; whether its helping someone get online that first time, signing up for our eBook service or helping run a coding club. Experience of using Library Management Systems, event planning and delivering story times and children's activities will be also 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 the of health and safety at work and the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. Knowledge of safety and security processes in a public building would be desirable but not essential as training will be given.
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: Sunday 29th May
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.