Library Assistant


Salary:£18,933.00 - £19,698.00 

Working Hours:See below 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Fixed Term  

Location:Please refer to advert below - GL2 4PE 

Closing date:04 August 2021 at midnight 

Fixed term for 12 months from start date, subject to successful completion of probationary period.

(part-time - various hours and locations available) 

Cinderford, Belle Vue Road, GL14 2BZ (18.25hr post)

Newent Library, High Street, Newent, GL18 1AS (16hr post)

Hucclecote Library, Hucclecote Road, Gloucester, GL3 3RT – (21hr post)

Matson & Quedgeley (15.5hr post)

Matson Library, Winsley Road,Matson GL4 6NG

Quedgeley Library, Bristol Road, Quedgeley GL2 4PE

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 Gloucester and Forest of Dean area. These are 4 separate Library Assistant positions, at the individual libraries listed.

You will need a good IT and digital skills, enjoy working as part of a team, be able to use your own initiative and 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:

During regular services, these are a fixed pattern, typically covering the following days over a 2-week rota. This may include evenings.

Cinderford: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

Newent: Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat

Hucclecote: Mon, Tue, Thu

Matson & Quedgeley: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

During Covid 19 recovery, hours are subject to change. Please ensure you have read these and the accompanying Job Profile before applying.You can apply for more than one location. Please clearly indicate which location 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 further information, please contact:

Cinderford & Newent:

Lisa Robinson 01594 822581 /


Joe McCance 01452 425988 /

Matson & Quedgeley:

Sally Williams 01452 721233 /

Interviews will take place in Gloucester between Fri 13th and Fri 20th August 2021.

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.

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Additional Information

  1. Job Profile