Library and Information Officer

Library and Information Officer

Somerset County Council
  • Part Time
  • Salary: £7,675 to £7,985 per annum
  • Closing date: Thursday May 6th, 2021 11:59pm
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A bit about us

We have a 15 hours per week opportunity for a Library and Information Officer on a fixed term contract until 25 February 2023

If you haven’t visited a Library in a while you may not fully appreciate what we offer, from Lego groups and Code Clubs, to IT courses and Baby Boogie sessions, and anything and everything to do with reading for pleasure. Our ideal candidate is more likely to organise a Harry Potter party and tweet about it than say “Shhh”.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

Libraries are about books and so much more. We’re offering this brilliant opportunity for you to join us as we continue to evolve as an innovative service. From day one you’ll be working in a customer centred environment, a busy community hub that serves a diverse range of people, partners and organisations.

A few things about you

We are looking for well-motivated people to provide a welcoming environment to our customers. You will be hard-working and receptive to change, with a wide general knowledge, an interest in books, and a digital curiosity  You’ll work in a team, dealing with enquiries and requests, planning and delivering interactive activities, and promoting our services  You’ll be encouraging the love of reading through a range of promotional activities. Confidence in the use of digital technology is essential; as you will be helping customers to use our equipment and their own.

Additional information

If this is a customer facing role you will need to speak fluent English.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Paul Hawkings on 07811 308759.

All interviews will take place virtually via MS Teams.