HMP Onley Library Manager

Rugby, Warwickshire
Rate of pay for this role will be £24,480 - £27,540 pro rata.
29 Apr 2021
27 May 2021
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HMP Onley Library Manager

Suffolk Libraries is an independent and charitable society which runs Suffolk’s public library service and prison libraries in several counties including Suffolk, Bedfordshire and Nottinghamshire

Our vision is to enrich everyone’s quality of life and we aim to provide safe, fun and inspiring spaces that expand knowledge, connect people, stimulate creativity and foster a sense of community.


We are looking for someone who shares this vision and wants to join our team at HMP Onley, a category C men’s prison in Warwickshire. We are interested in someone who:

  • Has the ability to lead, manage and motivate a team of staff and volunteers in providing a customer focused and responsive service.
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and enjoys engaging with people and building relationships.
  • Is proactive and able to promote innovative ideas that will increase the use of the library.
  • Has the IT knowledge required to support, assist and train staff and customers in using various forms of technology, including computers, tablet devices, and smart phones.
  • Has the ability to prioritise and manage time effectively to ensure that that both individual and team goals are achieved.
  • Has sufficient emotional resilience to work in what can be a challenging but highly rewarding environment.

This position is for an average of 30 hours per week, on the below working pattern:

Week 1

Tues: 0815-1900 Weds: 0815-1900 Thurs: 0800-1500 Sat: 0830-1600 Sun: 0830-1600

Week 2

Tues: 0815-1900 Weds: 0815-1900 Thurs: 0800-1500 Fri: 0800-1500

Week 3

Tues: 0815-1900 Weds: 0815-1630 Thurs: 0800-1500 Fri: 0800-1500

Rate of pay for this role will be £24,480 - £27,540 pro rata.

This role is subject to successful security and identity vetting through the prison service. If you would like to visit the prison before you apply for this position, please contact us on the email below.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

To apply for this role, please complete our application form which can be found on the Suffolk Libraries Job Page. 

The closing date for applications is 27th May 2021

Interviews to take place W/C 31st May 2021

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