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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

Business Development & Fundraising Manager (Job ref: FND002)
Salary: £30,000 – £34,000 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Hybrid working – Homeworking and Exeter Library
Closing date: 9am, Mon 29 Nov
Interview date: Thu 9 Dec

We’re one of Devon’s biggest charities operating across 54 permanent locations delivering vital services to local communities.

We’re looking for a special person who, working with their team and colleagues from across the organisation, can ensure that we grow our fundraised income and develop new commercial business opportunities, ensuring that we can continue to provide services that enrich lives and build communities.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Steve Turner, Head of Commercial and Innovation, on steve.turner@librariesunlimited.org.uk or 07971 475289.

Recruitment pack
Job description
Cover Form
Equality Monitoring Form

When you’re ready to apply, please download the cover form and equality monitoring form and email both alongside a CV to jobs@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

Fundraising Officer (Job ref: FND001)
Salary: £20,000 – £24,000 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Hybrid working – Homeworking and Exeter Library
Closing date: 9am, Mon 29 Nov
Interview date: Wed 15 Dec

We’re one of Devon’s biggest charities operating across 54 permanent locations delivering vital services to local communities.

We’re looking for someone who can help secure funding to make sure that we can continue to support local communities through our network of libraries. You’ll deliver against all areas of fundraising and get the chance to develop your skills and expertise working on funding bids from the small scale to the strategic, but all of which will make a real difference to people’s lives.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to grow their fundraising career, helping us to continue our mission of enriching lives and building communities through our services.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Steve Turner, Head of Commercial and Innovation, on steve.turner@librariesunlimited.org.uk or 07971 475289.

Recruitment pack
Job description
Cover Form
Equality Monitoring Form

When you’re ready to apply, please download the cover form and equality monitoring form and email both alongside a CV to jobs@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

Stock Services Assistant (Job ref: SSA003)
Salary: £10,623.67 p.a. / £9.35 per hour (£18,031 FTE)
Hours: 21.8 hours per week (across 3 days per week)
Location: Exeter Library
Closing date: 9am, Fri 3 Dec
Interview date: w/c Mon 6 Dec

Assists with all aspects of the processing, distribution and disposal of library stock, as well as the sourcing and supply of requested stock items, including reading group, music and playsets and stack items, ensuring libraries and library customers receive a prompt and efficient service.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Julia Browne, Stock Services Supervisor on julia.browne@librariesunlimited.org.uk or 01392 407037.

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.

Trading Accountant (Job ref: FIN001)
Salary: £25,000 – £28,000 p.a. dependant on experience
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Hybrid working – Exeter Library and homeworking
Closing date: 9am, Thu 9 Dec
Interview date: w/c 13 Dec

We’re one of Devon’s biggest charities operating across 54 permanent locations delivering vital services to local communities.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Finance team and contribute to the role of Trading Accountant whilst working closely alongside the wider department. Working on a hybrid basis, the successful candidate will lead on driving finance related projects, contributing towards efficiencies across our county-wide Charity. You will gain good exposure to stakeholders across the organisation, working towards shared goals.

As the role develops, you will lead on undertaking month-end and year-end finance activities associated with our new trading entity, helping to develop a new strategic branch of our organisation.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact John Sherwood, Finance and Stock Services Manager on john.sherwood@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

Recruitment pack
Job description
Cover Form
Equality Monitoring Form

When you’re ready to apply, please download the cover form and equality monitoring form and email both alongside a CV to jobs@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

Customer Service Assistant (Job ref: BAR010)
Salary: £7,797.19 p.a. / £9.35 per hour (£18,031 FTE)
Hours: 16 hours per week (see working pattern below)
Location: Barnstaple Library
Closing date: 9am, Fri 10 Dec
Interview date: Wed 15 Dec

We are looking for an enthusiastic people-focused person to join our customer service team at Barnstaple Library.

The successful candidate will deliver a friendly, proactive, and responsive frontline service, ensuring the best possible customer experience for all users, and will take an active part in delivering our children’s services including weekly Bounce & Rhyme, regular class visits and craft sessions.

We are looking for someone with good digital skills and a love of reading who will enjoy working with people of all ages.

Working Pattern

Week 1
Tue: 10:00am – 4:00pm (5hrs)
Thu: 10:00am – 4:00pm (5hrs)
Sat: 9:00am – 4:00pm (6hrs)
Total: 16hrs

Week 2
Tue: 10:00am – 6:00pm (7hrs)
Thu: 10:00am – 1:00pm (3hrs)
Fri: 10:00am – 5:00pm (6hrs)
Total: 16hrs

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Lisa D’Alberti, Senior Supervisor on lisa.d’alberti@librariesunlimited.org.uk or 01271 318780.

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.

First Assistant (Assistant Supervisor) (Job ref: TIV006)
Salary: £9,399.86 p.a. / £10.30 per hour (£19,874 FTE)
Hours: 17.5 hours per week
Location: Tiverton Library
Closing date: 9am, Mon 13 Dec
Interview date: Thu 16 Dec

Tiverton Library is looking for a First Assistant to join their community focused staff team. In this busy frontline role you will support the Senior Library Supervisor to develop and deliver services, and ensure the smooth day to day running of all aspects of the Library.

You will need strong customer service, communication, IT and organisational skills, and must be able to motivate and support other team members to deliver a quality service.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Rachel Gee, Senior Library Supervisor at 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.

Customer Service Assistant (Job ref: ASH002)
Salary: £8040.85 p.a. / £9.35 per hour (£18,031 FTE)
Hours: 16.5 hours per week (see working pattern below)
Contract: Temporary (maternity cover)
Location: Ashburton Library
Closing date: 9am, Mon 20 Dec
Interview date: Thu 6 Jan

We are looking for a proactive Customer Service Assistant who can deliver excellent, friendly, and welcoming customer service at Ashburton Librart. You will have an interest in working with children and young people, a love of reading, an ability to help people with basic use of computers as well as developing activities and events within the library and creating social media content.

Services at Ashburton Library are delivered by a lone working member of staff who is supported by a Supervisor based at Ivybridge Library.

Working Pattern

Week 1
Mon: 10:00am – 4:00pm (5hrs)
Tue: 2:30pm – 4:30pm (2hrs)
Wed: 10:00am – 12:00pm (2hrs)
Thu: 10:00am – 4:00pm (5hrs)
Fri: 10:00am – 12:00pm (2hrs)
Total: 16hrs

Week 2
Mon: 10:00am – 4:00pm (5hrs)
Tue: 2:30pm – 4:30pm (2hrs)
Thu: 10:00am – 4:00pm (5hrs)
Fri: 10:00am – 12:00pm (2hrs)
Sat: 10:00am – 1:00pm (3hrs)
Total: 17hrs
Average: 16.5hrs

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Ros Parkes, Library Supervisor (Ivybridge) on rosalind.parkes@librariesunlimited.org.uk or 01752 698403.

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.

Team Leader (Job ref: PEC013)
Salary: £19,874 p.a. / £10.30 per hour
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Temporary (maternity cover)
Location: Newton Abbot Library
Closing date: 9am, Thu 23 Dec
Interview date: Tue 4 Jan

The successful and vibrant library in Newton Abbot is looking for an innovative, motivated and enthusiastic Team Leader to cover maternity leave. You will need strong customer service, leadership, communication, organisational and fund-raising skills. Reporting directly to the Centre Manager we would welcome a Team Leader who can inspire the team to deliver a people focused outstanding customer experience as part of the charity that has reputation for delivering a high-quality library service.

WORKING PATTERN

Week 1
Mon: 8:30am – 5:00pm (7.5hrs)
Tue: 8:30am – 5:00pm (7.5hrs)
Wed: 9:15am – 6:15pm (8hrs)
Thu: 8:30am – 4:30pm (7hrs)
Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm (7.5hrs)
Total: 37.5hrs

Week 2
Mon: 8:30am – 5:00pm (7.5hrs)
Tue: 8:30am – 5:00pm (7.5hrs)
Wed: 9:15am – 6:15pm (8hrs)
Thu: 8:30am – 4:30pm (7hrs)
Sat: 8:45am – 4:15pm (6.5hrs)
Total: 36.5hrs

Average: 37hrs

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Lynn West, Centre Manager on lynn.west@librariesunlimited.org.uk or 07976 584728.

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 new roles at various libraries.

Job TitleContact for more infoEmail addressPhone Number
HR & Volunteering AdministratorBeth Reynoldsbeth.reynolds@librariesunlimited.org.uk07971 475299
Library Digital Assistant (Bideford/Barnstaple)Jude Jealjude.jeal@librariesunlimited.org.uk01271 318780
Library Digital Assistant (Exmouth)Béatrice Drecqbeartrice.drecq@librariesunlimited.org.uk01395 272677
Library Digital Assistant (Newton Abbot)Lynn Westlynn.west@librariesunlimited.org.uk01626 886223
Library Digital Assistant (Tavistock)Jan Horrelljan.horrell@librariesunlimited.org.uk01822 612218
Library Digital Assistant (Tiverton)Rachel Geerachel.gee@librariesunlimited.org.uk01884 244644

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 (RCSA008)
Salary: £8.91 per hour
Hours: Various
Location: GROUP 7: Sidmouth, Ottery St Mary, Honiton
Closing date: 9am, Fri 10 Dec
Interview date: Mon 20 Dec

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and friendly Relief Customer Service Assistant to join our team covering Sidmouth, Ottery St Mary and Honiton. This is an exciting opportunity to join our forward-thinking charity in a flexible customer-facing role, where you’ll contribute to our work of enriching communities by bringing ideas, imagination, information and knowledge to people’s lives.

Our relief staff are crucial to the smooth operation of our services, providing short-term cover across a group of libraries to ensure that we can continue to serve our customers. You’ll get involved in a range of tasks to support the smooth running of library. Whether you’re assisting customers with issuing items, supporting customers to use public computers, or managing stock, you’ll be instrumental to delivering an outstanding customer experience. As a member of our relief staff, it is essential that you’re flexible in working hours (including weekend working) and able to work across all libraries within the group. Whilst previous experience isn’t necessary, we want to see that you’re committed to delivering great service and have an understanding of basic ICT tasks, as these are essential.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Carol Pentecost at carol.pentecost@librariesunlimited.org.uk

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 (RCSA009)
Salary: £8.91 per hour
Hours: Various
Location: Clyst Vale
Closing date: 9am, Wed 24 Nov
Interview date: Thurs 25 Nov

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and friendly Relief Customer Service Assistant to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to join our forward-thinking charity in a flexible customer-facing role, where you’ll contribute to our work of enriching communities by bringing ideas, imagination, information and knowledge to people’s lives.

Our relief staff are crucial to the smooth operation of our services, providing short-term cover across a group of libraries to ensure that we can continue to serve our customers. You’ll get involved in a range of tasks to support the smooth running of library. Whether you’re assisting customers with issuing items, supporting customers to use public computers, or managing stock, you’ll be instrumental to delivering an outstanding customer experience. As a member of our relief staff, it is essential that you’re flexible in working hours (including weekend working). Whilst previous experience isn’t necessary, we want to see that you’re committed to delivering great service and have an understanding of basic ICT tasks, as these are essential.

An enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Callum Elliott-Archer on callum.elliott-archer@librariesunlimited.org.uk or 07846 098449.

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.