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Jobs

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:

Service Delivery Manager: Exeter, Teignbridge & East Devon (SDE001), or North and Mid Devon & Torridge (SDN001)
Salary: £36,780 p.a.
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Exeter Library, or The Hayridge, Cullompton
Closing date: Mon 10th August, 9am
Interview date: Thu 13th/Fri 14th August

We are looking for two Service Delivery Managers to provide operational and strategic leadership to library teams across both Exeter, Teignbridge & East Devon, and North and Mid Devon & Torridge.

Service Delivery Managers enable a culture of innovation, creativity, and curiosity, and ensure charity-wide ownership through staff and community engagement and involvement.

We are interested to hear from established leaders with a proven ability to inspire and motivate teams, excellent digital skills and a track record of delivering impact to communities through projects, services and partnerships.

For additional information, please contact Tabitha Witherick, Head of Library Service & Customer Experience at either tabitha.witherick@librariesunlimited.org.uk or 07976 584697.

Job description – Exeter, Teignbridge & East Devon
Job description – North and Mid Devon & Torridge
Recruitment pack
Equality Monitoring Form

To apply, please download and complete the equality monitoring form and send it alongside a CV and cover letter to jobs@librariesunlimited.org.uk. Please specify whether you’re applying for Exeter or North.

Digital Marketing Assistant
Salary: £19,380
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Exeter Library
Closing date: Tue 11th August
Interview date: Thu 20th August

We are looking for a Digital Marketing Assistant to support the Marketing and Fundraising Manager in all aspects of delivering digital communications and supporting marketing activity.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the sector’s leading library services. This role will support the delivery of the digital communications and marketing activity and help to build our charity’s reputation as a provider of high-quality library services. You will be a team player and passionate about keeping up to date with digital trends and have a solid knowledge of delivering digital marketing campaigns and building brands online.

For additional information, please contact Julie Bladon, Marketing and Fundraising Manager at Julie.bladon@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

Job description
Recruitment pack
Equality Monitoring Form

To apply, please download and complete the equality monitoring form and send it alongside a CV and cover letter to jobs@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

 

FIRST ASSISTANT (ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR)
Budleigh Salterton, Totnes, Ivybridge

Four warm, welcoming, friendly and busy libraries would like to meet creative, courteous and charismatic people to take on the vital role of First Assistant. These exciting opportunities to join one of the sector’s leading library services brings with it a chance to help guide, support and inspire people of all ages by sharing and encouraging a love of reading, as well as providing access to a whole range of information to help support them in their everyday lives.

These are frontline roles and will involve supporting a team of Customer Service Assistants to develop and deliver excellent services and customer care on a day-to-day basis. The role is also responsible for line management of staff, running events and dealing with building-related issues.

Download the full job description and have a look at each available position below. When you’re ready to apply, please download the application form and equality monitoring form and send your completed forms to jobs@librariesunlimited.org.uk. Please specify the job ref number in your application.

Job description
Recruitment pack
Application Form
Equality Monitoring Form

Budleigh Salterton (Job ref: FA001)
Salary: £19,484 p.a pro rata – £10.10 per hour
Hours: 17 hours per week
Location: Budleigh Salterton Library
Closing date: 9am Mon 17th August
Interview date: Fri 21st August

For additional information, please contact Jane Cordy at jane.cordy@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

Totnes (Job ref: FA002)
Salary: £19,484 p.a pro rata – £10.10 per hour
Hours: 31 hours per week
Location: Totnes Library
Closing date: 9am Mon 17th August
Interview date: Fri 28th August

For additional information, please contact Ann Draisey at ann.draisey@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

Ivybridge (Job ref: FA003)
Salary: £19,484 p.a pro rata – £10.10 per hour
Hours: 30.25 hours per week
Location: Ivybridge Library
Closing date: 9am Mon 17th August
Interview date: Wed 26th August

For additional information, please contact Judy Snape at judy.snape@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

Exmouth (Job ref: FA004)
Salary: £19,484 p.a pro rata – £10.10 per hour
Hours: 35 hours per week
Length of contract: Temporary contract for maternity cover, up to 12 months.
Location: Exmouth Library
Closing date: 9am Mon 17th August
Interview date: Wed 26th August

This job vacancy has become available due to maternity leave and is therefore on a contract basis up to 12 months. Potential start would be October 1st 2020. For additional information, please contact Béatrice Drecq at beatrice.drecq@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

 

BUSINESS & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CENTRE (BIPC) POSITIONS
Programme Coordinator, Information Specialist, Business Engagement & Marketing Manager

We have three new exciting roles based within an innovative charity working across Devon, Torbay and beyond as part of Libraries Unlimited’s work to add value to our communities and help the recovery of the country following COVID-19.

The Business & IP Centre (Devon) supports start-up businesses and entrepreneurs across Devon to develop the insight, skills and confidence they need to start and grow successful businesses.  As part of a national project led by the British Library, the BIPC has now received funding for three years to roll out the services to libraries across Devon and Torbay.

This is a post funded through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as part of the Chancellor’s 2020 Spring Budget announcement to support the growth of the British Library Business & IP Centre National Network.

Recruitment pack
Equality Monitoring Form

Download the full job description for each individual role below. When you’re ready to apply, please download the equality monitoring form and send it along with a CV and covering letter to jobs@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

Business & IP Centre Programme Coordinator (Job ref: BIPC001)
Salary: £23,520 per annum
Hours: 37 per week
Length of contract: Fixed term contract until 30 September 2021.
Location: Exeter/Newton Abbot/Paignton tbc
Closing date: 24 August 2020
Interview date: tbc

The Business & IP Specialist will help to deliver a portfolio of services which enable entrepreneurs and SMEs from all walks of life to utilise the Business & IP Centre collections and resources, to set up and run a successful business.  The post will support the day-to-day delivery of core Business & IP Centre services, including the delivery of workshops, webinars and events, one-to-one clinics (both face-to-face and online), and responding to business information and intellectual property enquiries from customers.

You will demonstrate an ability to understand the information needs of users, both on-site visitors and those accessing services remotely, by careful listening, helpful questioning and application of knowledge of specialist resources and good communication skills, both verbal and written, in order to deal with customers in one-to-one and workshop situations as well as remotely.  You will have a good working knowledge of business information resources and/or intellectual property and a good reference/ enquiry-handling skills and an understanding of reference work gained from experience in a public-facing environment and/or professional training.

For more info, please download the Job Description.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Emily Macaulay, Centre Manager of Exeter Library, on either emily.macaulay@librariesunlimited.org.uk or 01392 407021.

Business & IP Information Specialist (Job ref: BIPC002)
Salary: £23,520 per annum
Hours: 37 per week
Location: Exeter
Closing date: 24 August 2020
Interview date: tbc

The Business & IP Specialist will help to deliver a portfolio of services which enable entrepreneurs and SMEs from all walks of life to utilise the Business & IP Centre collections and resources, to set up and run a successful business.  The post will support the day-to-day delivery of core Business & IP Centre services, including the delivery of workshops, webinars and events, one-to-one clinics (both face-to-face and online), and responding to business information and intellectual property enquiries from customers.

You will demonstrate an ability to understand the information needs of users, both on-site visitors and those accessing services remotely, by careful listening, helpful questioning and application of knowledge of specialist resources and good communication skills, both verbal and written, in order to deal with customers in one-to-one and workshop situations as well as remotely.  You will have a good working knowledge of business information resources and/or intellectual property and a good reference/ enquiry-handling skills and an understanding of reference work gained from experience in a public-facing environment and/or professional training.

For more info, please download the Job Description.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Emily Macaulay, Centre Manager of Exeter Library, on either emily.macaulay@librariesunlimited.org.uk or 01392 407021.

Business Engagement & Marketing Manager (Job ref: BIPC003)
Salary: £31,500 per annum
Hours: 37 per week
Location: Exeter
Closing date: 24 August 2020
Interview date: tbc

The Business Engagement & Marketing Manager will focus on building high level partnerships with key local stakeholders and business support organisations, as well as building relationships with the business community and potential users of the service.  You will lead the newly established Business & IP Centre team to deliver positive outcomes for local business start-ups and SMEs.  This role will also support the roll-out of the Business & IP Centre’s new ‘hub and spoke’ service across the regional library network, liaising with teams as appropriate and ensuring that services are widely promoted and used.

You will demonstrate an ability to engage effectively with external partners and stakeholder organisations and services, demonstrating credibility with a wide range of partners.  You will have experience of collaborative working, managing a team and working in business or a business-support environment.  Good project management skills, with the ability to produce detailed plans and keep activities on track, a proven track record in developing and implementing effective marketing campaigns to reach diverse people, both on and offline, and a passion to develop new services are also key.

For more info, please download the Job Description.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Emily Macaulay, Centre Manager of Exeter Library, on either emily.macaulay@librariesunlimited.org.uk or 01392 407021.

 

VOLUNTARY TRUSTEE POSITIONS

Independent Trustee (Job ref: TR001)
Salary: Part-time, voluntary role
Time commitment: Approx. 15 days per annum
Location: Devon
Application dates: 24 August to 06 September 2020
Interview date: Mon 21 September

Libraries at the forefront of change.

Are you passionate about libraries?
Do you have skills or lived experience that can help us shape our modern, innovate and vibrant library service for the people of Devon and Torbay?
If you’ve answered yes, we want to hear from you.

We are Libraries Unlimited, the charity responsible for running Devon Libraries and Torbay Libraries, and we are recruiting an Independent trustee to join our Board.

You don’t need trustee experience or any specific skills: we are looking for people who are as excited about libraries as we are, and who want to use your personal experiences and knowledge to help us continue to deliver amazing community spaces! We can help you develop your skills and understanding of how the organisation works, while you help us develop our service. You will also learn lots of great new transferrable skills, as well as building networks across Devon and Torbay.

We are keen to increase the diversity of voices on our Board so that it best reflects the communities we serve and to ensure we have a variety of different perspectives leading our organisation. We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as female or who consider themselves to have a disability, but the key things we are looking for are your passion and commitment.

People are at the heart of all that we do – communities, staff and partners – so if you’re interested in people, libraries and helping our organisation deliver positive impact, please read the Trustee Information Pack for more information. If you are not sure what being a trustee would mean or want to find out more about Libraries Unlimited and the Board, then please contact us and we can arrange in informal talk with our Chair, or arrange a trustee ‘buddy’ to support you with the application process and beyond.

To apply, please download and have a read of this Trustee Info Pack. It explains the position more fully and provides a person spec, as well as more information on the application process. Everything else you’ll need to apply is here:

Trustee Info Pack
About Me Form
Personal Details Form

For more information or for an informal chat about the position, please contact elections@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

 

RELIEF POSITIONS

Relief Mobile Library Assistants  (Job ref: RMLA2)
Salary: £19,291 p.a pro rata – £10.00 per hour
Hours: Providing relief cover as required at various locations across Devon
Location: Successful applicants will be based at one of the following mobile library bases: Tiverton Library, Torrington Library, Exmouth Library, Honiton Library or Ivybridge Library
Closing date: No closing date
Interview date: To be arranged

We are looking for Relief Mobile Library Assistants to provide cover for our regular team members as and when required. Working alone, you will drive Mobile Libraries on routes across rural Devon. You will be friendly and welcoming, with excellent customer service skills and a can-do attitude.

You will have a category C driving licence (aka HGV/LGV Class 2). You will be flexible and willing to work across the county, this role will also include some weekend working. You will have an interest in books and reading, and be competent in using IT.

Successful applicants may also be required to undertake a driving assessment.

Usual working patterns are: Mondays – Thursdays 9.00-17.30 Fridays – 9.00-16.30 Saturdays – 9.00-13.00

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Rachel Gee on 07976584707 or email rachel.gee@librariesunlimited.org.uk

Recruitment pack
Job description
Application Form
Equality Monitoring Form

To apply, please download the Application form and equality monitoring form and send your completed application form to jobs@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

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.