Kirklees Council is ambitious for its library service and the impact it can have on communities.
Allied to the intention to work with our places, libraries should be at the hub of our communities and are much more than a place to borrow books – they belong to communities and we can’t run libraries without local people.
Kirklees Library services are reflective of the three key principles of the Kirklees Corporate Plan 2018/20 - working with people, working with partners and place based working. The service is sensitive to the diversity of communities, their differing needs and abilities in terms of community capacity. The same is true of needs around accessing advice and information. There is a core partnership basis to service delivery, particularly with partners in health and the VCS, which enables library services to reach beyond the walls of physical libraries and into the places in communities where people really need them.
You will support the Chief Librarian and Library Development Manager in the management and delivery of a customer focused Library Service aligned with the New Council corporate and service plans.
You will develop a cohesive library offer that provides joined up and co-ordinated services to the Council. You will manage activities that support the local, regional and national library priorities and agendas.
Your role will support the senior team to lead and develop the strategic direction for the library service.
Requirement for this job:
First degree and postgraduate qualification in Information and Library Management, or degree in Information and Library Management, or be able to demonstrate equivalent relevant experience;
Experience of working in a library in either a professional or non-professional capacity;
Experience of working at a strategic level in a customer focused environment in a local authority or large complex organisation;
Understand current national library and cultural policy issues and initiatives which impact on library services;
Awareness of council services, particularly those delivered through multi-service access points.
In order to be shortlisted for this job please demonstrate how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Profile. CV's will not be accepted.