Head of Library and Registration Services

  • Job Reference: 00002431-1
  • Date Posted: 3 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Gloucestershire County Council
  • Location: Shire Hall, Gloucester
  • Salary: £71,447 to £79,039
  • Sector: Public Libraries
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Gloucestershire County Council

Head of Library and Registration Services

Salary: £71,447 - £79,039

Location: Shire Hall Gloucester


Gloucestershire County Council is seeking a Head of Libraries and Registrations to lead the service, inspire innovation, ensure excellent customer experiences, and meet statutory responsibilities.

Our Libraries and Registrations Service is the backbone of community engagement, providing access to information, literature, and vital records to the residents of Gloucestershire.

The Registrations Service handles the legal formalities of essential life events such as births, marriages, and deaths, ensuring accurate records and providing vital support to residents during significant milestones.

We are one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations and are grant funded to provide their outcomes. With libraries spread across the county, we can offer a diverse range of resources, programs, and events to promote literacy, learning, and community involvement.

As Head of Libraries and Registrations, you will play a key role in driving strategic direction and operational efficiency.

You will provide clear vision and direction, championing customer-centric approaches and exploring innovative service delivery models.

Additionally, you will manage resources effectively, forge strong partnerships with colleagues, communities, and stakeholders, and uphold high performance standards.

The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership abilities, excellent communication skills, and a proven track record of effectively managing complex projects and teams.

You will ideally have experience in the political nature of working in local government, a track record of successful change management, and a passion for libraries, community engagement, and public service.

If you're ready to make a meaningful impact and lead a dedicated team in serving the Gloucestershire community, we want to hear from you. Join us in shaping the future of libraries and registrations services. Apply now to be part of our dynamic team, dedicated to enriching lives and fostering community connections.

For more information on the role and how to apply, please visit the Head of Library and Registrations Service microsite via the apply button.


Closing date: Sunday 23rd of June 2024