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Relief Library Assistant Ref: 2022_34

Across all six IWC libraries

Grade 4a, £11.18 per hour

Contact: Andrew Walker at

Vacancy Reference: 2022_34

Closing Date: 25/11/2022

Contract Type: Casual

Hours: 0 hours per week

We are looking to recruit an additional relief library assistant to work in the council's libraries across the Island – we have libraries in Cowes, Freshwater, Newport, Ryde, Sandown and Ventnor.

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 bookstock. 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 computer skills.

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

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. 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, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. 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. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.

Closing Date: 25 November 2022