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Job details

Salary

GBP £23,628 to £24,927 23628

Grade

Scale 4

Department

Neighbourhoods & Housing

Service

Public Realm

DBS Required

No

Contract Type

Fixed Term / Secondment - Full Time

Closing date

26/08/2019

Fixed term contract / secondment opportunity until 31st March 2020

Our Libraries division offers a range of services to residents, including well-stocked adult and children’s sections, PCs and Wi-Fi access, information and reference e-resources, audio and e-books and a regular variety of activities and events for the whole community.

A fixed term vacancy for full time Library Assistant (36 hours per week) has arisen. You will possess first-hand knowledge of working within a public Library first class customer service attributes; have a helpful, friendly manner, an understanding of differing cultural needs and a presentable appearance. As the first point of contact for visitors you will be expected to answer general queries and where necessary signpost users to other departments and organisations. You will be expected to organise, promote and run a variety of events for adults and children and actively promote the stock. You will ensure the library is well-presented and welcoming for people of every cultural background at all times.

It is essential that you have a genuine enthusiasm for, and love of, libraries and reading. You will have experience of working for a Public Library Service. You must demonstrate excellent customer service skills and enjoy working with people of all ages, especially children, from a wide variety of backgrounds. Good IT and verbal communication skills are essential, and knowledge of key issues surrounding the library service would also be desirable. Promotion of the service and stock will be an integral part of your duties. Availability to work evenings and weekends is required.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work.  We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best.  We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If the opportunity of working here excites you, please apply. 

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.  It is essential that you include a supporting statement (no more than 500 words), addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all the aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

Closing date:  26 August 2019

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.