Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following the government’s announcement of a national lockdown starting 5th November, we can confirm that our libraries will be open for our Choose & Collect service. For more information, visit our news pages.

For guidance on Coronavirus and the latest information on the situation, visit the government Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page.

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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:

Permanent           Apprenticeships           Relief

Permanent Positions

 

Senior Supervisor (Job ref: HAY003)
Salary: £21,898.38 p.a. (£27,008 FTE)
Hours: 30 hours per week
Location: The Hayridge, Cullompton
Closing date: 9am, Tue 24th November
Interview date: Fri 27th November

We are looking for a confident leader to deliver innovative, high-quality services at The Hayridge, which includes the library, meeting room hire and café, and Uffculme Library.

You will deliver excellent customer experience, responding to the needs of communities, working with your teams and community partners to maximise our impact in the Cullompton and Uffculme areas.

You will bring experience of developing effective community partnerships, excellent digital skills and an ability to deliver agreed outcomes.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Tabitha Witherick on 07976 584697 or email Tabitha.Witherick@librariesunlimited.org.uk

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: BSA002)
Salary: £4,299.81 p.a. / £9.16 per hour (£17,677 FTE)
Hours: 9 hours per week
Location: Budleigh Salterton Library
Closing date: 9am, Wed 25th November
Interview date: w/c 7th December

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 (Budleigh) 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: PAG004)
Salary: £9,555.14 p.a. / £9.16 per hour (£17,677 FTE)
Contract: Maternity cover, up to 12 months from Jan 2021
Hours: 20 hours per week
Location: Paignton Library
Closing date: 9am, Thu 26th November
Interview date: Wed 9th December

If you enjoy libraries and reading – and relish working in a customer facing role – we would love to have you join our team. Deliver an excellent, friendly, proactive and responsive service to our customers, ensuring the best possible customer experience for all of those using the library. Help create a welcoming environment which offers a compelling experience for new library customers, whilst also sustaining use by existing customers.

This is a temporary contract, providing maternity cover for up to twelve months. The planned start date is January 2021.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Paignton.Library@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

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.

Library Supervisor (Job ref: TOT005)
Salary: £22,708 p.a.
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Totnes Library
Closing date: 9am, Mon 30th November
Interview date: Mon 14th December

We are looking for a confident leader to deliver innovative, high-quality services at Totnes Library.

You will deliver excellent customer experience, responding to the needs of communities, working with the team and community partners to maximise our impact in the Totnes area.

The role is also responsible for line management of staff, creating partnerships, running events and dealing with building related issues.

You will bring experience of developing effective community partnerships, excellent digital skills and an ability to deliver agreed outcomes.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Eleanor Moss at eleanor.moss@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

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.

Apprenticeships

We currently don’t have any apprenticeship opportunities available. Please check back soon.

 

Relief Positions

Relief Mobile Library Assistants (Job ref: RMLA2)
Salary: £10.10 per hour
Hours: Providing relief cover as and when required for holidays, sickness and training of regular team members. Usual working hours are Mondays – Thursdays 9.00-17.30 / Fridays – 9.00-16.30 / Saturdays – 9.00-13.00
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 C1 driving licence. 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 07976 584707 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.