Community Library Officer - Flexible working available

£27,058 (pro rata for part time)
19 Jul 2022
07 Aug 2022
Contract Type

Starting salary: £27,058 (pro rata for part time)
Job Level: Level 2, Zone 1
Work Location: Various locations across Camden
Hours per week: Various - dependent on location
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 7th August 2022, 23:59
Interviews to be held: w/c 15th August
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

About us

Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.

The role

Our Community Libraries are key resources in their local neighbourhood, bringing people together. They build strong local partnerships to tackle community needs, build community cohesion and help people build on their strengths. The Community Library Manager is responsible for implementing this vision at library branch level, working with the public in the library.

The Community Library Officer is responsible for ensuring the day to day operation of the library service at branch level to provide a high-quality service. Including maintaining the key functions of the community and digital library in terms of books, online resources and digital technology, and community activities. Ensuring the building and equipment is operational.  They will support the Community Library Manager to co-ordinate and make best use of the space.

About you

We are looking for someone with experience of working in a library or similar customer/user focused setting and have strong customer service and communication skills including good presentation and excellent outreach skills working with local stakeholders and partners.

You will have good levels of community awareness and/or community development experience, working with different groups in the community (e.g. older people; children and families; Black, Asian and other ethnic communities). In addition, they will have some experience of working with volunteers and/or working as part of a collaborative team.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting our communities, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

Inclusion and Diversity

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. 

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