Interim Service Manager - Libraries, Museums & History

Macallam Interim Resourcing
Tregonhawke, UK
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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  • Interim Service Manager, Libraries, Museum and History
  • Responsible to: Assistant Director Cultural Services
  • Budget responsibilities: £7.65m
  • Team: 7
  • 6 Months
  • Rate: £550 per day

We have an immediate need for an Interim Service Manger - Libraries, Museum and Heritage for approximately 6 months to help our Local Authority client. You will;

• Ensure that Libraries, Museum and History services are led, developed and managed effectively and responsively, taking account of the views and aspirations of all stakeholders

• Lead and coordinate business and financial planning processes for these services, ensuring service plans and resources are properly matched and that performance against plans and standards is monitored and evaluated

• Provide a strategic lead on policy and service development issues for these services, including new initiatives, partnership working, community involvement and all professional issues

• Monitor strategic, policy and service developments, both inside and outside Oxfordshire, identifying ways in which these services should improve and develop and advise Council officers and elected members accordingly

• Provide a strategic lead on financial and budgetary issues for the library service, advising council officers and elected members on medium term resource planning

• Lead and develop the service's respective Management Teams both individually and collectively

• To liaise with Cabinet Members, with members of both County and District/Town Councils, as necessary to advocate and develop the services

You will be:

• Educated to degree level

• Excellent knowledge of public library or cultural services

• Excellent understanding of national public library strategies and the potential of these to improve Oxfordshire Libraries and cultural services

• Excellent knowledge of local government and the management of public services

• Knowledge and visionary ideas about the ways in which library services can effectively be developed

• Knowledge of and interest in contemporary developments in technology and resource management

• Experience of working at a strategic level and in partnership with internal and external partners including establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with community and local stakeholder groups.

If you believe this is you, are available to start in the next few weeks please send your CV to quoting reference SW1255
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