Library Network Assistant 12 hours - Esher Library

Surrey County Council
Esher, Surrey
16 Jun 2017
16 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Surrey County Council is committed to the development of its workforce and as such this role is only available to applicants who already work for Surrey County Council. We than you for your interest in Surrey County Council and would encourage you to review our current vacancies which are available to all.


£5877 .33per annum for 12 hours per week, pro rata to £17,632 (PS4)

12 hours per week (two week rota)

Please note that the rota below is subject to temporary or long term revision, when required to meet the needs of the library service.

Week One:

Mon Off

Tue 9.30-1

Wed Off

Thu 9.30-12.30

Fri 2-5

Sat Off

Week Two:

Mon Off

Tue 2-7

Wed Off

Thu 2-5

Fri Off

Sat 9.30-5

Address:  Esher Library, Old Church Path, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9NS

Although based at Esher Library, you will also work regularly at Dittons, Molesey and Hersham which are in the same sub-cluster, and will travel to other locations to support the wider library network as required.  There are no staff parking facilities at libraries in Surrey, however there are pay and display car parks close to most locations. If using public transport, please check what options are available for you to travel to individual locations, and when making your application, consider your travel costs and arrangements. 

For more information about these libraries please visit our website

Benefits include 24 days annual leave pro rata, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

About the Role

We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic person, to help us promote and deliver a first class library service for the people of Surrey.

Educated to GCSE level or equivalent, the successful applicant will have good computer skills, with the ability to support library customers with MS Office and other IT applications. Library Network Assistants also deliver children’s activities including Rhymetimes and Storytimes, and support other library events as required, for example author talks and IT sessions for customers. In the absence of a senior member of staff, as required, they take responsibility for the day to day delivery of the service, and the building. They also support weekend staff, volunteers and volunteer activities.

Library Network Assistants work in a busy multi-tasking environment. They will have the ability to work under pressure, be flexible with work patterns to meet the needs of the library service, and must show a positive attitude towards training and personal development. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate that they can work on their own initiative, as well as being an effective team member, with a commitment to reading, lifelong learning, information delivery and virtual services.

If you thrive on variety, have excellent customer care and communication skills, and are willing to have a go at a wide range of tasks, you will find this an enjoyable and satisfying role.

Staff talk about working for the library service, in this YouTube video: http://library-staff-talk  

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 25 June 2017

Interviews will take place on 06 July 2017

Equal Opportunities

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.