Staffordshire County Council

Library Assistant

Salary: £19,312 per annum (pro rata)
10 Jun 2021
11 Jul 2021
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Library Assistant

Salary: £19,312 per annum (pro rata)

7 Hours per week

HMP Featherstone is a category C male Prison. The Library is staffed by a team of 5 Library assistants, led by the Library Supervisor, and is a well-used and valued resource within the Prison. The Library is open Monday to Saturday. This 7 hour post (grade 4, scp 5; £19,312 pro rata) usually operates on a Monday pm, a Tuesday pm and evening and every other Saturday am.

The Library is a branch of Staffordshire Library Service and the on site staff work closely with library staff in the other prison libraries in the County, as well as with on site Education and Prison staff, Management and Partners. 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.

We are currently working on a varied timetable due to covid and shift patterns can be subject to change if the Prison regime changes and there is a need, so applicants should consider this. Also the role does require some cover of colleagues at other times / days outside the set core-shifts of this post and so would suit someone with the availability and flexibility to accommodate this. Previous applicants need not apply.

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.

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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Closing Date: 11th July 2021
Interview Date: tbc

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Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that 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:



  • 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
  • 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

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