Library Manager

  • Job Reference: 00000566-1
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2020
  • Recruiter: Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Location: High Wycombe, Bucks
  • Salary: £22,729 to £23,979
  • Sector: Public Libraries
  • Job Type: Contract, Part-time

Job Description

Library Manager - Micklefield


Location: Wycombe

Ref: FS11255

Closing date: 22nd January 2020

Contract type: Fixed Term / Secondment

Working hours: Part Time

Salary: £22,729 - £23,979

Micklefield Library serves one of the most disadvantaged communities in Buckinghamshire and we need a manager who can work with local people and partners to develop this library as the focal point for the community

This is a great time to be part of Buckinghamshire Libraries and Culture

Buckinghamshire Libraries and Culture has been transformed in recent years in response to challenging financial targets and the need to remain relevant and sustainable.

The service has been developed as the Face of the Council and Heart of the Community and we have prioritised work to promote inclusion and improved health and wellbeing and deliver new and responsive digital services.

We are proud of what we have achieved to date and we are well positioned to continue to develop and improve. We developing our libraries as council access points, renewing our self-service technologies and piloting new creative spaces

You do not need to be an expert on library or cultural services – we are more interested in your abilities and qualities. We are looking for individuals who can work collaboratively, imaginative innovators who can develop customer focused services and staff who understand value for money and who possess commercial acumen.

Most importantly, we are looking for staff who are not afraid to try new things, who can promote a culture of creative empowerment and are driven by strong personal values based on making a real difference to our communities.

About Us

Our vision is simple. To make a real difference to the people and communities we serve. Now, and for the future. This means safeguarding the vulnerable, creating opportunities, building self-reliance and keeping Buckinghamshire thriving and attractive. All whilst ensuring that we’re delivering value for money.

Our local communities are at the heart of everything we do and they really rely on the work we do. Whether it’s new roads being built, helping parents get their children a school place or providing essential support to vulnerable children or elderly residents, what we do touches the lives of everyone in Buckinghamshire. Take a look at our Strategic Plan which sets out our aims and priorities until 2020.

About The Role

The successful candidate will work with internal and external partners to develop the library as a hub of community and cultural activity. The purpose is to engage and involve customers, volunteers and stakeholders in the development and delivery of the service.

You will develop and deliver relevant, cost-effective and modern library services that support national and local priorities with particular reference to promoting digital inclusion, health and wellbeing; providing seamless access to a range of information and services.

The post-holder will be responsible for the leadership, development and management of diverse teams including volunteers, at times across more than one location, in order to contribute to the wider development of Buckinghamshire Libraries and Culture.

About You

Previous experience of working with the public, leading a team and delivering service objectives is essential. We will only consider applicants who are educated to minimum GCSE / NVQ 2 standard or equivalent.

Also essential to the role is a proven ability to understand and train others on relevant processes, systems and procedures. It is critical that you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a calm and professional demeanor and efficiency when working under time pressure.

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