Birmingham City Council

Library Service Assistant

Library of Birmingham
£18,562 - £20,493
09 Sep 2021
24 Sep 2021
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12 months or less – For existing employees this opportunity is being offered as a secondment, subject to eligibility criteria

Fixed Term Contract until 01/05/2022

Exciting opportunities have arisen to work within the Library of Birmingham's Children’s & Music team delivering a first class, customer focussed service in a busy and demanding environment.  The Children's work includes taking part in activities such as Rhyme Time and Story Time.  Training will be provided for this, along with how to answer music related enquiries.


This role will support the Manager and Team in delivering a range of library services to the public including: delivery of the Library of Birmingham Enquiry Line, and the day to day running of team specific services which includes supporting stock management and stock maintenance; assisting with promotional activities including group visits, School visits, workshops, events including pre & start-up businesses and children activities (Under 5 and above) printed resources & displays, and supporting customers to access other floors and services within the Library of Birmingham.


Specific requirements of all these posts will require:

• Weekend working - every other Saturday.  

• One late night per week finishing at 7.15pm.


1. Demonstrates a commitment to providing a quality service to others in a positive manner

2. Follows instructions correctly – skilled at facilitating and ensuring their activities happen as required within the specified timescale.

3. Takes responsibility for developing own skill and knowledge to ensure optimum contribution to service area  

4. Ability to operate flexibly understanding the requirement to change priorities according to the needs of the service.

5. Works in a manner which reflects BCC’s Equal Opportunities commitment


For information enquiries relating to Children’s & Music contact: Linda Monk,Library Service Manager at

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead


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