Branch Manager - Woking Library
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/911/17171
  • Published: Wed 15/09/2021, 14:13 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 03/10/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,780 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

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Branch Manager - Woking Library

The starting salary for this role is £24,780 per annum based on a 36-hour working week.(which will include alternate Saturdays and an evening till 7pm). The successful applicant will occasionally work at Addlestone, Knaphill, and West Byfleet libraries.

Please note, depending on the library being worked at, start and finish times may vary between 9am and 7pm. The rota is also subject to revision to meet the needs of the library service.

Branch Managers are responsible for day-to-day operations in one or more libraries and lead a team of staff and volunteers to create a dynamic and welcoming library service for the whole of their local community. This is a role where you will have many opportunities to have a direct impact on your community, whether providing books and information, organising events and cultural activities, or helping build local partnerships to encourage learning and improve local health and wellbeing.

You will contribute to achieving our strategy for providing a first-class modern library service for the people of Surrey. You will have a proven record of working effectively under pressure, ideally in a busy multi-tasking environment, and have a flexible attitude to work patterns. You will also be able to demonstrate how you can work effectively, both independently and as part of a management team, supporting each other to supervise and develop staff in your group and ensuring an overall standard of excellent customer care.

You will be committed to reading, information delivery, virtual services and professional development of yourself and others. You will be hard-working, enthusiastic, and quick to learn, able to demonstrate a confident understanding of management which will enable you to tackle a wide variety of tasks and situations across a range of libraries.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of guiding and supporting teams through change
  • An ability to work with peers at a management level
  • Flexibility in regard to working hours and locations
  • Confidence and resilience

There are no staff parking facilities at libraries in Surrey, however there are car parks close to most locations. If using public transport, please check what options are available for you to travel to individual locations, and when making your application, consider your travel costs and arrangements.

For more information about our libraries please visit our website

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a short personal statement (maximum 800 words) clearly outlining your relevant skills and experience. 

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information, please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Package Description

The starting salary for this role is £24,780 per annum based on a 36-hour working week (which will include alternate Saturdays and an evening till 7pm). The successful applicant will occasionally work at Addlestone, Knaphill, and West Byfleet libraries.

Please note, depending on the library being worked at, start and finish times may vary between 9am and 7pm. The rota is also subject to revision to meet the needs of the library service.

 

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 3rd October 2021.

Interviews will take place week commencing 11th October 2021

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Kathy Gibbons  by e-mail at kathy.gibbons@surreycc.gov.uk.

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