Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 4th January, Libraries Unlimited has decided to temporarily close our buildings in Devon and Torbay from the end of Tuesday 5th January.

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           Relief           Apprenticeships

Permanent Positions

Facilities Management Assistant (Job ref: FM003)
Salary: £19,000 – £23,000 (dependant on experience)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Exeter Library
Closing date: 9am, Mon 25 January
Interview date: Thu 4 February

We are looking for someone to join our Premises team. As Facilities Management Assistant, you will liaise with external contractors and partners to ensure that the organisation’s property portfolio of 54 libraries are safe, legally compliant and well maintained.

Reporting to the Premises Manager, you will lead on day to day facilities management, with a focus on ensuring that health & safety duties, responsive & cyclical repairs and maintenance are delivered in a compliant, cost effective and timely manner, providing excellent support to our internal customers.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Carrie Atkinson, Premises Manager at carrie.atkinson@librariesunlimited.org.uk or 07706 289537.

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: CHG001)
Salary: £4,060.93 p.a. / £9.16 per hour (£17,677 FTE)
Hours: 8.5 hours per week
Location: Chagford Library
Closing date: 9am, Mon 25 January
Interview date: Mon 1 February

We are looking for a Customer Service Assistant who will to deliver excellent services and customer care at Chagford Library.

This role will support the delivery of library based events and activities as well as providing information.

Services at Chagford Library are delivered by a lone working member of staff who is supported by a supervisor based at Tavistock Library.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Jan Horrell, Senior Library Supervisor (Tavistock) at jan.horrell@librariesunlimited.org.uk or 01822 612218.

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.

Business Development Manager (Job ref: BDM001)
Salary: £30,000 – £34,000 depending on experience
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Exeter Library
Closing date: 9am, Mon 1 February
Interview date: Wed 10 February

Are you someone with imagination, flair and a commercial mindset? Can you help identify, prioritise, develop and grow new business initiatives for a leading Devon based charity?

If so, we’d love to hear from you! Libraries Unlimited is a leading Devon based charity and we’re looking to grow our commercial income base. We’re seeking someone who is organised, efficient and able to prepare business plans for various opportunities and see them through to implementation, playing a key part in ensuring our financial success.

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

Recruitment pack
Job description
Equality Monitoring Form

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter, explaining why you’re suitable for the role, along with an Equality Monitoring Form to jobs@librariesunlimited.org.uk.

First Assistant (Job ref: TGN001)
Salary: £15,929.49 / £10.10 per hour (£19,484 FTE)
Hours: 30.25 hours per week
Location: Teignmouth Library
Closing date: 9am, Wed 3 February
Interview date: Mon 15 February

We are looking for a First Assistant to support the Library Supervisor, and other members of the management team, in leading and delivering an innovative, customer focused, high-quality service at Teignmouth Library.

This is a frontline role and will involve supporting the 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.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Joanne Wilson, Library Supervisor at joanne.wilson@librariesunlimited.org.uk or 01626 774646.

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 (Job ref: HOL004)
Salary: £6,055.84 / £10.10 per hour (£19,484 FTE)
Hours: 11.5 hours per week
Contract: Temporary, maternity cover
Location: Holsworthy Library
Closing date: 9am Mon 15 February
Interview date: Mon 22 February

We are looking for a First Assistant to support the Library Supervisor, and other members of the management team, in leading and delivering an innovative, customer focused, high-quality service at Teignmouth Library.

This is a frontline role and will involve supporting the 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.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Mary Weblin, Library Supervisor at mary.weblin@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.

Relief Positions

We currently don’t have any relief positions available. Please check back soon.

Apprenticeships

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

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.