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Library Service Duty Manager
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/3119/7393
  • Published: Tue 11/02/2020, 12:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 25/02/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 24 hours per week
  • Salary: £15,967.33 per annum (FTE £23,951)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Various Locations Across Surrey, Surrey

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Library Service Duty Manager


You will be covering four libraries:

  • Addlestone Library, Runnymede Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone KT15 2AH
  • Chertsey Library, Guildford Street, Chertsey KT16 9BE
  • Egham Library, High Street, Egham TW20 9EA
  • Shepperton Library, High Street, Shepperton TW17 9AU

For more information about these libraries please visit our website

This is a 10 month secondment / fixed term contract till 25th February 2020.

You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

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. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

About the role

Surrey has over 50 public libraries across the county, delivering a range of services to residents. In addition to lending books and providing a range of online resources, we also hold events and activities for both adults and children. These range from Rhyme times and coding clubs, to computer classes and hobby groups. 

The role of Duty Manager is key in meeting library service performance targets. This group of libraries is managed by a team of three part-time managers, working together. As a team they support a first-class library service for the people of Surrey, supervising and developing staff to ensure an overall standard of excellent customer care.

The successful applicant will be committed to reading, delivering information, digital services and professional development for themselves and others with a proven record of working effectively under pressure in a busy multi-tasking environment. They will be hard-working, enthusiastic and quick to learn, with a flexible attitude to work patterns, and demonstrate a confident understanding of collaborative management which will enable them to tackle a wide variety of tasks and situations across these libraries.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Management, supervision and training of staff and/or volunteers with the ability to organise their time effectively
  • Taking initiative while working effectively as part of a management team
  • Experience of providing outstanding customer care
  • Proactive approach to community outreach
  • Awareness of national library initiatives

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

Job details

Travel information:

There are no staff parking facilities at libraries in Surrey, however there are car parks close to most locations. If using public transport, please check what options are available for you to travel to individual locations, and when making your application, consider your travel costs and arrangements.

From time to time a Duty Manager will also travel to various Surrey County Council offices and other libraries in the network, as required.

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Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Kathy Gibbons on 07773 473270 or by e-mail at We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on Tuesday 25th February 2020.

Interviews will take place week commencing 3rd March 2020.

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Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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