Staffordshire County Council

Prison Library Supervisor

Featherstone, Wolverhampton
£20,043 - £21,269 per annum (pro rata) (Grade 5)
05 Aug 2022
04 Sep 2022
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Job title: Prison Library Supervisor   

Salary:  £20,043 - £21,269 per annum (pro rata) (Grade 5)

Location: Oakwood Prison, WV10 7QD

Contract type: Permanent

Working Pattern: 37 Hours per week | Full time | 18.5hrs | Part time | We’re happy to discuss options

About the role

Are you looking for a rewarding role? We see our library roles as more of a vocation, because you’ll be part of a community of partners, providing a much-needed service to our library users. The library is crucial in supporting the wellbeing of those in prison and it helps to promote positive behaviours in those library users. So, the work you’ll do will have a real impact on people lives and the community.

HMP Oakwood is a category C adult male prison which has a team of 4 Library Assistants, led by the Library Supervisor. The library is much loved and a well-used and valued resource within the Prison and is open daily Monday to Saturday. This post usually operates Monday to Friday am / pm and one Saturday (am) in 4.

The library operates within Staffordshire County Council Prison Library Service and the on-site staff work closely with library staff in the other SCC Prison Libraries, as well as with SCC PLS management team and various on-site Prison teams and Partner teams.

What you’ll bring

You’ll be a positive and proactive person with great customer service skills and a love of reading. We’re looking for a confident and calm person with integrity, a strong work ethic and effective and positive communication skills.

You’ll be someone who enjoys a challenge and embraces change, who is a natural leader and team player. This is an opportunity to make a real difference and to demonstrate a can-do attitude and this will help you to sustain and develop not only the library space, but also the team and service.

The role may require you to adjust your timetable at times to cover absences of team members, for example, and so would suit someone with the availability and flexibility to accommodate this.

If you’re unsure whether to apply and perhaps need some further information please get in touch with Alan Medway at

Our benefits

We recognise that our employees are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Vivup benefits platform – gives you access to lots of retail, lifestyle savings and offers all in a handy app on your phone
  • Volunteering Scheme Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

How do I apply?

Just click on the ‘Apply’ button below. If you experience any technical issues accessing or completing the application form, please contact

Closing Date: 4 September 2022
Interview Date: TBC

For more information about the role please contact: Alan Medway, Libraries Area Manager: South.

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Our recruitment process

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form. 

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