Library Assistant - Shetland Library

Shetland, Shetland Islands
£9.89 - £10.30 per hour
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
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The role of the Library Assistant is to provide a front-line library service to the general public, working on the Library Issue Desk and assisting with computer use in the Learning Centre. In addition, Library Assistants may be required to assist with a range of other duties such as the ordering and processing of new library stock, helping with children's events such as storytimes, or helping to create displays or promotional materials for the library. Library Assistants may also occasionally be required to provide cover in school libraries. The Library Assistant reports to the Senior Library Assistant for day-to-day matters and is line-managed by a Senior Librarian.

The focus of this job is frontline customer service, with particular emphasis on children and young people.

Proposed hours of work: Monday 9am - 5pm; Thursday 9am - 5pm; Friday 9am - 5pm.

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

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Additional Information
  • The grade of this post is E
  • Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.0608 per hour
  • Temporary Part Time post for 21.0 Hours per Week hours per week, 52.18 weeks per year. Temporary contract for a period of approximately 1 year and 3 months.
  • Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland
  • Not suitable for Job Share
  • Not suitable for Remote Working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Lerwick, , Shetland Library, Lower Hillhead, Lerwick

For further details relating to this post, please contact: Karen Fraser - Executive Manager - 01595 743868 -

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032 .

See also: Conditions of Service - Local Government Employees - Mar 2017.pdf
Library Assistant (E) A00507 (539).pdf
Employee Benefits Aug 2016.pdf
Values Statement.pdf