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Thank you for your interest in Libraries Unlimited, an independent staff and community owned organisation.

About Libraries Unlimited

Libraries Unlimited is an independent charity running 50 libraries across Devon and 4 libraries in Torbay, as well as 4 mobile libraries and a range of other services including; two FabLabs, and 2 Business and Intellectual Property Centres. We have approximately 380 members of staff working across our multiple locations. We are also an Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation (NPO), expanding our services to include high-quality arts and cultural events and activities for our users. We have an ambitious vision to grow and develop our organisation, our people and our services. We firmly believe that great libraries have a huge, positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities and we are committed to developing our new organisation to have an even bigger impact in local communities in the future. Our staff are critical to ensuring that our libraries continue to have maximum impact, and you could be part of this.

We currently have the following vacancies:

Positions           Kickstart           Relief           Commissions

Positions

Customer Service Assistant (Job ref: BUD001)
Salary: £4,385.92 p.a. / £9.35 per hour (£18,031 FTE)
Hours: 9 hours per week
Location: Budleigh Salterton Library
Closing date: 9am, Mon 1 Nov
Interview date: w/c 8 Nov

If you are passionate about libraries and reading – and relish working in a customer facing role – we would love you to join our small team.

Budleigh Salterton Library is at the heart of our local community and is a busy, friendly, rewarding and vibrant place to work. Serving customers of all ages our ideal applicant would be warm, welcoming, adaptable, kind, patient and creative.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Jane Cordy, Library Supervisor at jane.cordy@librariesunlimited.org.uk or 01395 443245.

Recruitment pack
Job description
Application Form
Equality Monitoring Form

When you’re ready to apply, please download the application and equality monitoring forms, and email both to jobs@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

Customer Service Assistant (Job ref: TIV005)
Salary: £6,578.88 p.a. / £9.35 per hour (£18,031 FTE)
Hours: 13.5 hours per week
Location: Tiverton Library
Closing date: 9am, Mon 8 Nov
Interview date: Fri 12 Nov

Tiverton is a busy library, with a varied programme of daily activities for all ages. We are looking for someone with high standards of customer care who is happy working at pace in a lively environment to come and join the staff team.

As a customer service assistant, you will be working frontline, promoting books and all that libraries offer. You will plan and run activities and events for adults and children, and support customers to use our public PCs and their own gadgets to access library resources, trusted information and the wider world.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Rachel Gee, Senior Library Supervisor, on rachel.gee@librariesunlimited.org.uk or 01884 244643.

Recruitment pack
Job description
Application Form
Equality Monitoring Form

When you’re ready to apply, please download the application and equality monitoring forms, and email both to jobs@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

Kickstart

The kickstart scheme aims to support young people between the ages of 16-24, by providing them a six-month work placement helping them to gain valuable work experience and develop transferable skills to increase their chances of sustained employment.

To be eligible to apply you MUST be between the ages of 16-24, currently out of work, claiming Universal Credit, and be referred to Libraries Unlimited by your work coach from the Jobcentre Plus.

Libraries Unlimited are proud to be supporting the Kickstart Scheme by offering 14 new roles.

Job TitleContact for more infoEmail addressPhone Number
Facilities Management Administrator x 2Carrie Atkinsoncarrie.atkinson@librariesunlimited.org.uk07706289537
Paignton Library Digital AssistantJay Carterjay.carter@librariesunlimited.org.uk07494800947 & 07971475308
Support AssistantJack Staffordjack.stafford@librariesunlimited.org.uk07494800937
HR & Volunteering AdministratorBeth Reynoldsbeth.reynolds@librariesunlimited.org.uk07971475299

Details of the job descriptions can be provided by your work coach. If you have any questions about the jobs, or would just like a chat about the role, contact the relevant manager using the details above.

Application Form
Equality Monitoring Form

To apply, please send an Application Form, along with an Equality Monitoring Form to jobs@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

Relief Positions

Relief Customer Service Assistant – Area Group 4 (Job ref: RCSA007)
Salary: £8.91
Hours: Various
Location: Cullompton, Tiverton, Uffculme, Bampton (Group 4)
Closing date: 9am, Mon 1 Nov
Interview date: Tue 9 Nov

We are looking for proactive and adaptable team players to provide a warm welcome and high standards of customer service in our libraries.

You will have experience of working with the public in a demanding frontline customer service environment, an interest in working with children and young people, a love of reading and an ability to help people with basic use of computers.

Relief Customer Service Assistants provide short term cover for e.g. annual leave.

The ability to be flexible in working hours and to work across a number of library locations is essential to this role as some of the working hours offered are at short notice and could be anywhere within a defined geographic location.

Weekend working is an essential part of this role.

For an informal conversation about the roles please contact Rachel Gee, Senior Library Supervisor (Tiverton) on rachel.gee@librariesunlimited.org.uk or 01884 244643.

Recruitment pack
Job description
Relief FAQs

Application Form
Availability checklist
Equality Monitoring Form

When you’re ready to apply, please download the application form, availability checklist, and equality monitoring forms, and email all three to jobs@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

Relief Customer Service Assistant – Area Groups 16 & 17 (Job ref: RCSA006)
Salary: £8.91 per hour
Hours: Various
Location: Chagford and Okehampton (Group 16) & Holsworthy (Group 17)
Closing date: 9am, Mon 18 Oct
Interview date: w/c 25 Oct

We are looking for proactive and adaptable team players to provide a warm welcome and high standards of customer service in our libraries.

You will have experience of working with the public in a demanding frontline customer service environment, an interest in working with children and young people, a love of reading and an ability to help people with basic use of computers.

Relief Customer Service Assistants provide short term cover for e.g. annual leave.

The ability to be flexible in working hours and to work across a number of library locations is essential to this role as some of the working hours offered are at short notice and could be anywhere within a defined geographic location.

Weekend working is an essential part of this role.

For an informal conversation about the roles please contact Mary Weblin, Library Supervisor at mary.weblin@librariesunlimited.org.uk or 01409 253514.

Recruitment pack
Job description
Relief FAQs

Application Form
Availability checklist
Equality Monitoring Form

When you’re ready to apply, please download the application form, availability checklist, and equality monitoring forms, and email all three to jobs@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

Commissions

 

Libraries Unlimited believes…

…in the unlimited potential of library services to make a positive difference to people’s lives and communities through a shared love of reading and access to high quality information and facilities.