Lead Librarian

  • Job Reference: 1358
  • Date Posted: 19 July 2021
  • Recruiter: Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Location: Northwich, Cheshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £34,728 to £40,728
  • Sector: Public Libraries
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Cheshire West and Chester Council offers a dynamic and innovative Library Service. With a network of 22 libraries, a mobile library service and a range of 24-hour online services.

We are recruiting a Lead Librarian for the Northwich, Winsford and Rural areas. This is a Grade 10 permanent position, for 37 hours per week.  We work on an agile basis; a nominated base will be at Northwich Library with homeworking and travel across the borough an implicit part of the role.

You will manage the delivery of the Library Service in two Localities as directed by the Libraries Development Manager, to provide leadership, review resource provision and manage operational issues. You will demonstrate strategic insight ensuring the continuous development of high-quality services across the Library Service in Cheshire West and Chester.

You will be part of an inspiring Libraries Team, contributing to the delivery of an innovative community-driven library service. You will have proven leadership skills and experience of managing teams, building and projects.

You will have excellent communication skills, the ability to develop positive working relationships and be able to deal with varied situations in a pragmatic and supportive manner. You will have the energy and enthusiasm to deliver the range of services we provide.

Provisional interview dates are Thursday 12 and Friday 13 August 2021. Start date would be as soon as possible.

For more information please see www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk or contact Sally Starkey on sally.starkey@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk / 07880473890 or Rachel Foster on rachel.foster@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk / 07917087926.