Libraries Manager

  • Job Reference: 00002485-1
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Recruiter: South Swindon Parish Council
  • Location: Swindon
  • Salary: £33,024 to £36,648
  • Sector: Public Libraries
  • Job Type: Permanent, Part-time

Job Description

Libraries Manager

Location:  Swindon

Salary: £24,544-27,238 (FTE Salary £33,024-£36,648)

Post Type: Part Time (27.5 hours)

Annual Leave: 25 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays and 2 Statutory days

Hours: This is a part-time role set at 27.5 hours per week. The working hours will be between 9.00am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Line Management: Responsible for managing 3 contracted library staff and cover staff on casual hours.


The role

We are looking for a motivated library professional to lead the Parish Council’s two libraries- Old Town Library and Badbury Park Library.

The Libraries Manager will be an advocate for the library service within the South Swindon community and provide leadership so that the library’s vision and ambitions for customers are met. This a hybrid role that will include customer facing duties in the libraries as well as managerial responsibilities to ensure the safe and effective running of our libraries.



Since 2017 the Parish Council has managed Old Town Library in Swindon. Following a refurbishment of the children’s library area and an increase in the library’s opening hours it became the fastest growing community library in Swindon.

In 2023 the Parish Council’s library service opened a new library in Badbury Park- the first new community library in Swindon for more than 20 years. Both libraries have a motivated and experienced group of staff and volunteers who help deliver the library service and support the large number of events that take place in our libraries.

For more information about Old Town Library please visit:

For more information about Badbury Park Library please visit:

The Parish Council is looking for an experienced and motivated library professional to lead and manage our community libraries and build on their recent successes.


About You

You will be passionate about promoting literacy through creative ways to engage with people and make our libraries hubs of their communities. You will be an effective communicator and have experience of working in a libraries setting and leading a team of staff and volunteers.

The Libraries Manager role requires someone who is keen to take on new challenges and try innovative practices to engage people about literacy.

This a hybrid role and the postholder will need to have good customer service skills as well as comfortable working alone to make the libraries effective.

As this role requires the postholder to be working across two sites, we do require applicants to have a car and a clean driving licence.

How to apply

Please ensure that you attach your CV and covering letter when submitting your online application form. Click on the Apply button to find out more about the role and make your application.

For an informal discussion, please contact Matt Leather, Deputy CEO,


Matt Leather

Deputy CEO, South Swindon Parish Council

Phone: 01793 312006

Mobile: 07704727251


South Swindon Parish Council Offices, Gladstone Street, Swindon, SN1 2AU