Library Services Assistant

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Brent Council
Brent, London (Greater)
£23,406 - £24,693 p.a. inc.
07 Jun 2021
27 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full time

A Rewarding Opportunity...    

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post

We have a number of vacancies in Brent Libraries, both full and part time, working 36 and 21 hours per week, which includes working regular weekends and evenings.

Successful applicants will be working as part of vibrant team helping to deliver customer focussed services ranging from basic enquiries to assisting with delivering events and activities as well as work maintaining and promoting our book collections

This is a valuable opportunity to join an exciting forward-looking library service, which serves as an important cornerstone in delivering public service within Brent.

Within the role of library services assistant, there are opportunities for training and personal development and to progress within the library service. 

The Person

We are looking for candidates with strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for working in the library sector, the ability to promote the library service and provide excellent customer service to a wide range of diverse library users.

A passion for books and reading is important for us as encouraging more people to read is a key mission for us.

Experience in customer service is desirable and candidates should be confident in using ICT. Services for children and families are a cornerstone of our offer and we would especially welcome candidates who have an enthusiasm for working with these groups.

Candidates applying should take particular care to read and answer the criteria in the job specification attached.

Closing Date: 27 June 2021 (23:00)

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on  Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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