We are proud of the investment in our Libraries at a time when many other Authorities are cutting their services, but we are also looking to do more. This is why we give our people the time, support and resources they need to do their jobs well, to deliver a better today and create a better tomorrow for the whole community.
We are always looking for better ways of doing things. How can we make the most of our resources? Create exciting spaces that our residents want to spend time in? These are just some of the things you could be looking at when you join us. You’re going to have a big impact on what we do, so you’ll be trusted to take ownership of your work. There’ll always be room for your ideas here and having the opportunities to learn, develop and progress.
Put simply, a career with us means having everything you need to build on your skills. To build better relationships. To build even better communities.
Because we’re Bracknell Forest.
What it's like working here...
This is an exciting time to join Bracknell Forest Libraries as we are rolling out Open+ technology to extend opening hours, rather like 24-hour gyms, in all 9 Libraries. You will be joining a team of 36 staff plus volunteers, committed to delivering our core offers and wide-ranging events’ programme, providing an excellent service to all of our customers.
Although based in Bracknell Library, the post-holder will have service-wide responsibilities and will work alongside 2 other professionally qualified Librarians.
We will support you to...
- Provide a high quality service to the public via all service points within Bracknell Forest Borough Council, answering information enquiries in person, by telephone, and digitally, and to support customers in the use of ICT / digital resources and provide user training sessions.
- Assist with the selection of e-resources and evaluating their use.
- Support and contribute to the development of the rollout of SCL’s Universal Offers i.e. the Health Offer, Reading Offer, Digital Offer and Cultural Offer, in addition to the Children’s Promise.
- Ensure that a varied programme of events for people of all ages takes place across the Borough, in line with the Library and Information Service’s strategic vision, and the Council’s wider objectives.
- Seek alternative sources of funding e.g. from the Arts Council and preparing applications for funding.
The benefits you will experience are...
- Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
- An inclusive and social working environment.
- A great location in the regenerated town centre, with excellent travel links.
- Internal sports and social club opportunities.
- Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
- Supermarket discount.
- An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.
- Access to childcare vouchers.
- The opportunity for chartership and / or revalidation.
What we're looking for...
- A professionally qualified Librarian.
- Skilled in the use of ICT and digital resources, as well as social media.
- Confident in engaging with customers of all ages and training users and talking / presenting to large groups.
- Able to work as part of a team, supporting colleagues and making a positive contribution.
- Shows determination and resilience to achieve results.
- Understanding of and commitment to the requirements of safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.
7th May 2021
Want to ask us a question
Fiona Atkinson, Library Services Manager.
Telephone: 01344 352153