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Assistant Branch Manager
  • Employer: London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Reference: PLC00608
  • Published: Fri 18/11/2022, 11:37 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 18/12/2022, 11:37 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £35217.00 - £37038.00 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Uxbridge

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Assistant Branch Manager

About us

Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.

We are proud of our award-winning and nationally recognised library service. All 17 libraries plus the Mobile library have been refurbished or rebuilt and are open to the public for a minimum of 6 days per week, including late nights. They offer up-to-date book stock, computers, online resources and a packed events programme to encourage a love of libraries and reading.

About the role

Uxbridge Central library is one of Hillingdon's most popular libraries with the highest footfall in the borough. Close to an Underground station, a busy shopping centre and several schools, the library is particularly well-used by families. The branch delivers a full programme of weekly events for under 5s and older people, including activities for people living with dementia.

The core purpose of this role is to support the Manager at Uxbridge Library and supervise a team of staff in the day-to-day running of the branch.

You will assist with performance management and building management, as well as working with partners and Hillingdon residents. The Uxbridge Library Assistant Branch Manager attends and contributes to regular branch meetings and completes projects for the benefit of the service under the direction of the manager.

Work patterns will be in discussion with Managers and based on our current opening hours which are subject to change and may need to be revisited. Current working hours will include some Saturdays and/or Sundays and some evenings until 8.00 pm.

You will be expected to support, develop and implement initiatives for reading for pleasure, independent lifelong learning and libraries as community hubs. You will support your manager in ensuring the team at Uxbridge library is energised, enthusiastic and offering the best possible service.

About you

You are a positive and enthusiastic person with experience and skill in leading and inspiring teams, delivering front line services and working with partners to develop ideas and initiatives.

You are a skilled communicator, adapting your style to ensure your colleagues and the public receive clear, accurate information. You are particularly skilled at and enjoy working with both children and older people and able to forge positive relationships with them.

You are confident delegating work and motivating your team members. You are organised and efficient, able to set and follow procedures, and be flexible with both your time and your thinking to solve problems.

What we offer

We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:

  • local government average salary pension scheme
  • free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
  • a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
  • generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
  • career breaks
  • flexible working hours
  • season ticket loan
  • access to a Credit Union
  • access to a wide range of training and courses
  • discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
  • payment of professional fees where these are required
  • discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
  • cycle purchase scheme
  • car sharing scheme
  • 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses

Additional information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Due to an expected high volume of applications, we could close this role early, we therefore recommend you apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.