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Prison Librarian - Coldingley Prison

Employer: Surrey County Council

  • Reference: 1183819
  • Published on: Wed 27/04/2011 09:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 07/05/2011 23:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours:
  • Salary: £21,690 per annum (SP7)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Coldingley Prison Library, Shaftesbury Road, Bisley, Woking, Surrey

If you like variety, challenges and an opportunity to make a difference, this could be the job for you.

As a full-time member of the library team at Coldingley Prison, you will share responsibility for the day to day running of the library with a part-time librarian.

Working pattern:

Mon 9 – 7.30

Tue 9 – 2.30

Wed 9 – 7.30

Thu 9 – 7.30

Fri 9 – 2.30

Sat Off

Library opening hours are determined by the prison, so these hours may be subject to change. Saturday opening is currently under discussion.

You should be a professionally qualified librarian with demonstrable knowledge of providing a service in public or prison libraries. You will have excellent customer care skills from your library and customer service experiences.

A real enthusiasm for reading and learning is essential, as you will be expected to create and deliver reader development programmes. You should also be aware of national and local initiatives, to ensure prisoner learning requirements are supported.

A good communicator and team player, you will also be proficient in the use of IT and have a flexible approach to your work. Supervising staff including prison orderlies, you will ensure that library resources are available for all users in the most effective way, and that everyone receives excellent service. You will need to adapt to prison routines and priorities, and build effective working relationships with the prison authority to include regular meetings.

Training will be provided jointly by Surrey County Council Libraries and HMP Coldingley Prison. A tour of the prison will precede the interview.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 19th May in Coldingley Prison.

An enhanced prison security check will be required for this role.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Closing Date: 7 May 2011

Equal Opportunities

We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

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