Principal Librarian

  • Job Reference: PL.2015-V4
  • Date Posted: 30 April 2024
  • Recruiter: Swansea Council
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  • Location: Swansea
  • Salary: £38,223 to £42,403
  • Sector: Public Libraries
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Principal Librarian

Closing date: 21/05/24

£38,223 - £42,403 per year.


This is an exciting opportunity for a professionally qualified librarian to join the public library management team and work with wider cultural service managers. The post will require skills in leadership,  innovation and change at a time of transformation across the library estate. 

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Closing date: 11.59pm, 21 May 2024


Further information

The post will take responsibility for performance of some specialist library teams and community library venues along with admin and finance teams. The role will support efficient and effective budget planning, procurement and delivery of key library resources such as digital products, stock, and collection management. Applicants should be familiar with the Welsh Public Library Sector, its legislative frameworks and will be directly involved in ensuring its local delivery and service response.



Within Swansea Council there is a “Safeguarding is Everybody’s Business” principle, and this applies to all Swansea Council employees, elected members, volunteers, and contractors.

Job applications may be submitted in Welsh. An application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.