Library Network Assistant - Woking

Surrey County Council
Woking, Surrey
08 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

£7,346.67 per annum for 15 hours per week.

15 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:

Week Two:



Tue 9.30-6


Wed 9.30-6





Fri 9-6


Sat 9-5

Address: Woking Library Gloucester Walk Woking GU21 6EP

Although based at Woking Library, you will also work regularly at West Byfleet and Knaphill 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

24 days annual leave, 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

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 23rd July 2017. Interviews will take place on 3rd August 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.