Libraries Resourcing Manager

The Core, Solihull B91 3RG
£37,890 - £43,857 (2021 pay award pending)
26 Apr 2021
16 May 2021
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£37890.00 - £43857.00 p.a. Incremental progression is dependent on performance.

37.0 Hours per Week

As our library services emerge into the post-Covid world, we face the continued challenge of shaping an offer that meets the changing needs of our communities.

We're looking for a Libraries Resourcing Manager to help shape and develop our library offer for the coming decade and work as part of our wider Arts and Culture team.

As Libraries Resourcing Manager you will lead a team of specialists responsible for developing stock strategy and provide branches with a range of initiatives and resources that will engage the public.

In particular, you will be responsible for:
- Developing an evidence-led and responsive stock strategy, that caters for growing digital demand.
- Leading the monitoring of performance and identifying suitable service improvement strategies.
- Resourcing branch libraries to creatively engage local people with the library offer.
- Identifying best practice from around the UK and further afield, and exploring how this can be embedded in Solihull.
- Overseeing the operation of the library management system, making best use of its management information functionality.

You will have:
- A Chartered Librarian qualification and be educated to degree level or equivalent
- Significant experience of managing library services
- Demonstrable experience of leading, managing and motivating staff to create and maintain high quality and inclusive service/customer offers
- A track record of flexible use of financial and other resources (including service commissioning frameworks and opportunities for income streams) in the designing, delivery of services.

In exchange, this role presents an excellent opportunity to help shape current and future Library Services for the Solihull borough and ensure we continue to support the rapidly changing needs of our community.

We understand that our employees want to do more than just work and encourage good work-life balance by offering a flexible and agile working environment; this is further supplemented by an extensive wellbeing offer, as well as a range of other benefits including staff discounts and a career average pension scheme.

The council is redeveloping its working arrangements as a result of Covid and there is the opportunity to divide working time between home and an office base.

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Martyn Sargeant, Head of Customer and Cultural Services, on 0121 704 8667.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to complete online testing w/c 17th May 2021.

Successful candidates will then be invited to interview w/c 7th June 2021. Please be advised that due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the format of our interviews will be based on the latest guidance at that time and may include socially distanced interviews or alternative methods such as secure video conferencing. This will be kept under constant review and shortlisted candidates will be informed and advised accordingly.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required .

This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: Not required .
Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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