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Library Officer

Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council

  • Reference: B&H03000
  • Published on: Tue 29/08/2017 16:20 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 19/09/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37/35.5/35 hours per week.
  • Salary: £16,781 to £17,772
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Brighton
Advert introduction

Brighton & Hove City Libraries are looking to recruit four Library Officers to the following positions: Patcham* and Jubilee Library (35.5hrs per week), Saltdean* and Jubilee Library (35.5hrs per week), Jubilee Library and branch* Libraries (37 hours per week) and Jubilee, Hove and branch* libraries (35 hours per week).

*Please be aware Library Officer positions at Patcham, Saltdean and our other branch libraries entail lone working. Relevant training will be given.

Main advert detail

We are looking for outgoing and enthusiastic people who enjoy working with the public, to provide a welcoming and professional library service, helping library users find books and information and supporting public use of computers. Libraries are increasingly helping people to use the internet to access services, find information and develop their digital skills and confidence. Library Officer duties also include encouraging and supporting self-service use, issuing, returning and shelving library materials, dealing with enquiries and enabling events and activities.

As a Library Officer, you will be expected to work in a number of libraries, including working alone in community library locations. You will be able to work with library users of all ages and backgrounds, and to develop positive relationships with local schools, community organisations and groups, as well as other council staff, to help develop public libraries as local community hubs.

You will have good communication, interpersonal and IT skills, and be willing to learn new skills. It is helpful to have good general and local knowledge, and be prepared to increase your knowledge of public libraries and council services.

This post requires flexibility, the ability to work well under pressure, and a strong commitment to customer service. You must be able to act on your own initiative and work well as part of a team. You will be expected to support volunteers helping out in various roles.

Full training will be given. Interviews W/C 2nd October 2017.

Brighton & Hove City Council – Taking Action for Equality.

Contact details

For further information, please contact Ben King on 01273 296953 or via email at

Additional information

Please note as part of the recruitment process for this position all applicants will be required to undertake an assessment test.

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.

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Details of posts:

Vacancy 1
35.5hr per week Patcham Library (with 1 day at Jubilee Library)
Monday Patcham 8:30-5pm
Tuesday Patcham 8:30-5pm
Wednesday Jubilee 8:30-5pm
Saturday Patcham 9-5pm
Sunday Patcham 10:30-5pm

Vacancy 2
35.5hr per week Saltdean Library (with 2 days at Jubilee Library)
Monday Jubilee 8:30-5pm
Tuesday Saltdean 8:30-5pm
Friday Saltdean 8:30-5pm
Saturday Saltdean 9-5pm
Sunday Jubilee 10:30-5pm

Vacancy 3
37hr per week Jubilee Library and 2 Relief shifts (any library)
Monday Jubilee 12-5pm
Tuesday Jubilee 8:30-5pm
Wednesday Relief 8:30-5pm
Thursday Jubilee 8:30-7pm
Friday Relief 8:30-5pm

Vacancy 4
35hrs per week - 3 days at Jubilee, 1 day at Hove and 1 Relief shift (any library)
Wednesday Hove 12-5pm
Thursday Jubilee 8:30-7pm
Friday Jubilee 8:30-5pm
Saturday Relief 9-5pm
Sunday Jubilee 10.30-5pm

Brighton & Hove City Council does not accept CV or resume.

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