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Library Assistant, Ref: 45002700

Library Service, Library HQ, Orchard Street, Newport, PO30 1LL

Grade 4, £10.01 to £10.21 per hour

Contact: Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

Vacancy Reference: 45002700

Closing Date: 04/12/2020

Hours: Variable

Contract Type: Casual


We are looking to recruit an additional relief library assistant to work in the council's libraries across the Island, with a particular emphasis on the West Wight area, so living locally would be desirable.


The main duties in this post are to welcome users into any library, give them the help they need to find books and information, and make full use of the libraries' ICT facilities. Relief library assistants also assist Library Supervisors and Senior Assistants to run libraries on a day to day basis and control the book stock. In addition, relief library assistants have a role in promoting libraries to local communities and working effectively with volunteers.


We are looking for people with customer facing library or retail experience, who have excellent communication and ICT skills, including good research skills. You must be willing to join in with activities involving adults and children, and have a positive, outgoing attitude.


Essential qualifications for the post are 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C and above, including English and Maths, and ECDL or equivalent.


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Andrew Walker on the following number, 01983 823824.    


Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.


This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.  The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.


In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.


In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.