Library Assistant

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Reference:1/CR/21/193 

Salary:£18,933.00 - £19,698.00 

Working Hours:Various 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Fixed Term  

Location:Various vacancies across Gloucestershire - GL 

Closing date:30 April 2021 at midnight 

Library Assistant (Saturdays ONLY - various hrs and locations available) 

Cheltenham Library, Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JT – (3 posts available – 4hr, 5hr & 6.5hr)


Hesters Way Library, Goldsmith Road, Cheltenham, GL51 7RT – (3hr post)


Hucclecote Library, Hucclecote Road, Gloucester, GL3 3RT – (6hr post)


Gloucester Library, Brunswick Street, Gloucester, GL1 1HT – (6.5hr post) 


Hesters Way, Hucclecote, Cheltenham 4hr & 5hr – all fixed term, up to 1 year from start date.


Gloucester and Cheltenham 6.5 hr – Maternity, up to 9 months from start date.

When it comes to delivering excellent customer service, few environments are more rewarding than a place that brings enjoyment, education and knowledge to a whole community. You will find this and a whole lot more at your local library.


We are currently looking for members of staff to help us deliver this excellent customer service at various locations within the Cheltenham and Gloucester areas. These are 6 separate positions, at the individual libraries listed, but are all Library Assistant roles. All positions are Saturday working only.


You will need a good IT and digital skills, enjoy working as part of a team, yet still able to use your own initiative and be able to use our resources in order to answer the wide range of enquiries we receive.


You will proactively promote the library and children’s services, participate in any activities and outreach work, and maintain a good knowledge of the library services in order to help customers gain maximum use of the facilities.


Community is key within branch libraries. You will work within passionate teams to engage with the local community, encountering people from all walks of life, exhibiting a wide range of behaviours. This can sometimes be challenging, and thus, personal resilience is a skill highly advantageous to this role.


No formal library qualifications are required but demonstrated, high quality customer service experience is needed.


Patterns of hours for each post are within ‘Additional Information’. During Covid 19 recovery, hours are subject to change. However, during regular services, these are fixed patterns. Please ensure you have read these and the accompanying Job Profile before applying.


Please clearly indicate which location’s positions you are applying for, within the ‘Relevant Experience’ section of the application. This should be in addition to detailing your relevant experience. Applications will be considered for all positions that are indicated on your application.

For an informal discussion please contact: Liz – 01242 672217

Application Information

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Below you will also find links to the Job Profile and Guidance Notes. Click ‘Apply’ to continue.

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