Bromley Libraries operated by GLL are currently looking for Casual Library Assistants to work in libraries across Bromley.
With community at the heart of everything we do, as a Library Assistant, you'll ensure that every visitor to the Library is welcomed into a clean, safe and attractive environment that can service their needs and ensure that they want to keep returning. 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 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. 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 just as competent using IT and library management systems as you are running storytimes and family fun days for our younger audience. It goes without saying that you'll need excellent numeracy, literacy and communication skills, but you'll also need excellent administration skills, knowledge of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and the processes involved with the security and operation of a public building.
In return, we offer a range of benefits that you'd expect from the UK's largest leisure provider:
- Pension schemes
- Discounted membership at our leisure centres
- Career pathways
- Ongoing training and development
If you have the passion and skills for this role, apply now.
All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.
‘Better’ libraries are run by GLL, the UK’s largest leisure and cultural services provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. We manage 50 libraries in partnership with local authorities to give communities a place to meet, relax, learn and study. We provide leading ICT facilities as well as books, e-books, audio books and DVDs as well as a programme of activities appropriate to the needs and interests of the communities that we serve. We wish to increase the use of, and widen access to, libraries and heritage services and provide customer service that is second-to-none
GLL is an equal opportunities employer.