Librarian - Erlestoke Prison Library

  • Job Reference: LCC01680
  • Date Posted: 22 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Wiltshire Council
  • Location: Erlestoke, Wiltshire
  • Salary: £32,909 to £34,723
  • Sector: Public Libraries
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: Until March 2025

Job Description

Wiltshire Libraries are looking for a Librarian to manage and develop a high performing library service at Erlestoke Prison, a Category C establishment in Wiltshire.
The Librarian will be responsible for leading a small team of library assistants and prison orderlies to deliver the day-to-day operation of the library.


About the role

The Librarian will be responsible for leading a small team of library assistants and prison orderlies to deliver the day-to-day operation of the library. The successful applicant will proactively seek internal and external partnerships to create and build a programme of activities and events to support reading for pleasure, development of literacy skills and the wider education of offenders.
A key part of the role will involve working with internal partners and Wiltshire Council Public Health to support improved prisoner well-being outcomes by providing health literacy information and collaborative interventions and projects.
The Librarian will also have experience of library stock acquisition, be able to manage the library budget and provide monitoring information and reports. They will possess the ability to collaborate with the prison education service to develop the library offer and enrich the quality of life of the prison population.

About You
• The successful candidate will be a registered Chartered Librarian or willing to become Chartered within two years of appointment.
• Excellent management and organisational skills
• You will be able to demonstrate a passion for reading and the skills to deliver innovative reading promotions and events.
• Be able to work creatively, innovatively and with vision.
• Ability to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• You will be resilient and able to work independently and be a team player to deliver high levels of customer service in a challenging setting.
• Have experience of staff management, with confidence to lead and motivate the library team to work collaboratively towards common targets and outcomes.
• You will need to be qualified to degree or post graduate qualification level in Librarianship or another related discipline and have proven management experience of working in libraries.
• This role is subject to successful security and identity vetting through the prison service.

Why Wiltshire?
• 26 days annual leave, increasing to 31 days after 5 years (Pro rata)
• Ability to purchase an extra 20 days annual leave
• Regular supervision, support, and appraisal
• Excellent Pension scheme
• Wiltshire Rewards, staff benefit scheme
We are passionate about our community and take pride in our work. We encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do – through trust and respect, empowering our people to develop skills, collaborate and innovate to find solutions, be open, take responsibility, to listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you.

Work Rota
Monday 8am – 4pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 8am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 3.30pm

For more information on the post and application details please click on the link below: Jobs at Wiltshire