JOB DETAIL

About The Job

Salary: £21,575 - £21,968 per annum (Pro Rata £9,329 - £9,499) plus enhancement for working 4.25 hours every other Saturday
Working Pattern: Part time, 16 hours per week

Location: Pulborough Library
Interview date: 23/02/2023

We’re looking for friendly, enthusiastic, and resourceful people, with excellent digital skills, to join our team as the key initial contact delivering a customer-facing library service, helping to deliver a high-quality enquiry service, providing information accurately, and signposting to other services.

It’s an active role; carrying books, pushing trolleys, lifting boxes and being on your feet for long periods of time.

You will be a keen team player, able to work alongside partners and volunteers providing excellent customer service to the whole range of visitors to the library.

You will be required to lone-work regularly.

Flexibility is key as one moment you may be helping a customer log-on to the library Wi-Fi and download an eBook, the next leading a Baby Rhyme Time session for parents and babies. The variety of our work means that no two days are the same. We get huge job satisfaction from helping everyone who comes through our doors, and you could too!

Working Pattern:
Week One

Week Two

Monday

12.50 – 5.05

Monday

OFF

Tuesday

12.50 – 5.05

Tuesday

12.50 – 5.05

Wednesday

12.50 – 5.05

Wednesday

12.50 – 5.05

Thursday

OFF

Thursday

OFF

Friday

8.45 – 12.00

Friday

8.45 – 12.00

Saturday

OFF

Saturday

8.50 – 1.05

Experience and Skills

Key Skills:
Good communication and customer service skills to interact effectively with the general public and experience of providing a service giving basic advice and guidance.
Experience of team working and the ability to work as part of a team completing shared tasks, including working alongside volunteers and demonstrating an appreciation of their role.
Good interpersonal skills with the ability to confidently work with children, families, and customers of all ages e.g. leading Baby Rhyme Time and reading to groups of young children during story time sessions
Ability to quickly respond to changes in ways of working and to promote new library initiatives, e.g. helping customers access digital services.
Ability to demonstrate initiative and judgement whilst working within library practices and procedures e.g. resolve basic customer problems when possible and identifying when to refer to a senior colleague.

Qualifications and/or experience:
4 GCSEs with A-C passes including Maths and English or equivalent qualification/experience.
Digital expertise and experience, particularly with basic Office applications.

Rewards and Benefits

As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.

In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:

24 days annual leave + bank holidays.
A generous pension scheme.
Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring.
A strong supportive management team.
A range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers with the opportunity to save over £1,000 (Including: Argos, Samsung, Asos, B&Q and many more).
Free access to employee assistance programmes.
Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres.
Car benefit scheme.
A range of commuting and business travel discounts and initiatives

For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.

Further Information

The reference number for this role is EIE01078.

For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Zoe Gaunt at Zoe.Gaunt@westsussex.gov.uk . For issues or queries regarding your application please contact hrrecruitment@westsussex.gov.uk.

To apply, upload your CV and complete the application explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV. Please ensure you have saved the job description attached to the main advert on our website as, once the job has closed, you may not have the opportunity to download again.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to satisfactory references and health check.

West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.

For information regarding your eligibility to apply for this role under our Disability or Veteran’s Guaranteed Interview Scheme, this can be found on our application help page.

Note for Recruitment Agencies: We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!

Job Reference: EIE01078


JOB INFORMATION
Job Location : Horsham
Company : Wscc
Position : Library Assistant
Sector :
Employment : Part-Time
Post Code :
Contact : E-Mail Adress : aunt@westsussex.gov.uk
Please contact between 09:00-18:00.


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