Saturday Library Assistant (Rainham Library)

Saturday Library Assistant (Rainham Library) United Kingdom

Medway Council
Full Time United Kingdom 21000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Saturday Library Assistant (Rainham Library)

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 1 - £21,000 per annum, pro rata
Location: Fixed – Permanently office based at Rainham Library
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Part Time/Weekends
Hours: 5.5 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 29/09/2023 at 23:59
Reference: REC2804RS

Please note we will close this vacancy when 50 applications are received.

We are looking for a Saturday Library Assistant to join our Library Service at Rainham Library.

The main focus of the post will be working as part of a team and supporting the day to day running of the Libraries. To shelve returned items in the correct alphabetical or numerical sequence as and when required, issue and discharge books and other items, ensuring that fees and charges are levied where appropriate, Repair and maintain all types of library materials and to undertake general duties when required to support service provisions. To offer a polite helpful and efficient service to customers at all times with emphasis on a positive attitude to customer care. Good communication and listening skills together with a flexible attitude to working patterns, the ability to manage personal workloads. Ensure public areas are maintained to the levels set down in the Quality Standards and to undertake general duties as required supporting service provision.

You will assist in maintaining a safe working environment by adhering to all Health & Safety policy guidelines. The post will have a commitment to equality and diversity, accepting differences and treating everyone fairly in accordance with the equal opportunities policy.

The post requires strenuous activity as you will be standing for long periods of time.

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: -

We're committed to making Medway carbon neutral by 2050. We have developed an action plan to ensure we play our part in addressing the climate emergency. Our declaration fits into our Council Plan priority of making Medway a place to be proud of. The main outcome being a 'clean and green environment'. All Medway Council staff can access an additional day’s paid leave to undertake a volunteering activity which supports climate change.

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Jennifer Doyle on 01634 337280.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online.

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

Saturday Library Assistant (Rainham Library)
Medway Council
Chatham, United Kingdom
Barry Kemp
$100 to $500 million (USD)
5001 to 10000 Employees
Municipal Agencies
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