Birmingham City Council

Library Services Assistant

27 Jul 2022
10 Aug 2022
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Library Assistant

Fixed Term Contract - 12 months; working 18.25hrs per week 
Grade 2 salary, £18,887 - £20,852 pro rata (actual £9,443.50 - £10,426)

• Working week includes Saturday working, with a mid-week day off
• One late night per week finishing at 7.15pm – either Monday or Tuesday

Working in the Children’s and Music Team at the Library of Birmingham, supporting children young people and families in their use of the library, including events and activities.

This is an exciting opportunity 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 and leading on Rhyme Time and Story Time.  Training will be provided for this, along with how to answer music related enquiries in the Music Library.

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 family and children activities (Under 5 and above), producing printed resources & displays, and supporting customers to access other floors and services within the Library of Birmingham.

You must be able to work alternate Saturdays (day off for this midweek) and be able to work a late night up to 7:15pm.

Please give particular attention to the essential criteria for the role as outlined on the Person Specification when making your application.

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the miscellaneous attachment on to your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered. Please do not attach CVs as we do not accept them.

For informal enquires please contact Linda Monk via email

Ref: BCC255

Closing date: 10/08/2022 12:00

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

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence using the English Language as required by Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed. Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may need to apply for a visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council for a skilled worker visa (if the job is eligible).

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