Library Group Manager – 4 posts

  • Job Reference: 3243
  • Date Posted: 6 March 2019
  • Recruiter: Bristol City Council
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £32,029 to £33,799
  • Sector: Public Libraries
  • Job Type: Permanent, Part-time

Job Description



Library Group Manager – 4 posts

£32,029 - £33,799 (pro rata)

2 x full time: 37 hours per week

2 x part time: 24.5 hours per week


Location: Bristol

Ref: 3243


Bristol Libraries have been in review for a number of years and with a change in political direction and a period of financial stability we have a number of opportunities available. We are looking for managers who want to develop themselves and the service as we move into a partnership with our communities, to pilot new ideas for the service.

We are looking for successful customer services managers who will be responsible for:

  • The effective management of the frontline service in the Central Library or in a group of branch libraries
  • Staff selection and development
  • Delivery of an efficient and high-quality public service, through excellent customer care

We are looking for people with a proven record of managing staff and delivering high quality customer service, along with experience of working in a library. You will need to be able to think on your feet, work with a wide range of colleagues and partners, and demonstrate both knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, the wide range of services delivered through a modern library.

Join us and receive a generous rewards package, become part of the Local Government Pension scheme, and generous annual leave allowance. In addition you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

For further details of the posts please read the Job Description and Person Specification.

For an informal discussion, once you have read the Job Description, please contact Julian Rush, Library Branches Manager, email:


To apply, click on the Apply button.

Closing date: 31 March 2019.

Interview dates: 16 & 18 April 2019.


Full details of the posts and the locations throughout Bristol:

Library Group Manager (Central) - 2 posts of 24.5 hours per week each

Responsible for the busy Central Library across all 7 days that the library is open, based at Bristol Central Library

Library Group Manager (East) – 37 hours per week

Responsible for 8 libraries in the east of Bristol, based at Bishopston Library

Library Group Manager (South) – 37 hours per week

Responsible for 9 libraries in the south of Bristol, based at Bedminster Library