Library Support Worker

Brent Council
Brent, London (Greater)
£22,185 - £22,995 p.a. inc.
07 Jun 2021
22 Jun 2021
Job role
Support Worker
Contract Type
Part Time

Library Support Workers     

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

The Library Support Worker post offers the opportunity to make a difference in Brent, providing frontline services to customers of all ages and backgrounds.

This role assists in the day to day frontline library service delivery, welcoming customers into the library, assisting them with finding and borrowing items, signposting to information and activities and maintaining safe and accessible library spaces and resources. Shelving and tidying books and maintaining a welcoming library environment are also important duties.

Our libraries are open seven days a week. This position is for a number of 10 hour posts to be worked predominantly over evenings and weekends.

The Person

We are looking for candidates with an aptitude for working in a busy customer facing environment and the ability to engage and communicate with a diverse range of service users.

Experience of working in teams is essential, along with the ability to demonstrate the good people skills necessary to provide a professional and proficient service.

You should have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and be able to express yourself clearly and confidently.

Enthusiasm for books and reading and a passion for supporting literacy and learning is also important.

Closing Date: 22 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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