Prison Library Assistant POSN005010
Salary: £18,795 per annum (pro rata) (grade 4; scp 5)
7 Hours per week - Permanent
HMP Drake Hall is a category C Womens prison. The Library is staffed by a team of 2 library assistants led by the Library Supervisor and is a well-used and valued resource within the prison. The Library is a branch of Staffordshire Library Service and the onsite staff work closely with library staff in the other prison libraries in the County, as well as with onsite Education and Prison staff.
The Library is open daily Tuesday to Sunday, this 7 hour part-time post usually operates Tuesday and Wednesday pm / evenings and every other Saturday all day. The role requires a positive and proactive person with great customer service skills and a love of reading. We are looking for a confident person with integrity and a strong work ethic. The role does require some cover of colleagues at other times outside the set core-shifts of this post and so would suit someone with the availability and flexibility to accommodate this.
Please note that due to Prison regimes within covid the position may start with ad-hoc shifts (same days but possibly different times from the long-term core pattern) so please factor this in when applying. Previous applicants need not apply.
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Closing Date: 30.09.20
Interview Date: tbc
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This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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.