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Wester Hailes Library 1 Westside Plaza Edinburgh, EH14 2FT
£24,890 - £28,854 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent, Temporary
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Description


Library Supervisor - fixed term until 31/08/2024
Wester Hailes Library

Salary: £24,890 - £28,854
Hours: 36 per week 

Edinburgh library and information services creates positive benefits and outcomes for local communities. Libraries are no longer only a transactional service where people come to exchange books, they deliver on a number of key government agendas to support digital inclusion, reduce poverty and inequalities, tackle social isolation and play a key role in supporting attainment through initiatives such as the READ,WRITE,COUNT, Every Child a Library Member and Bookbug. This service area brings together 27 Community Libraries, Central Library, mobile, hospital and Prison libraries, 23 Secondary school libraries.

The role of Library Supervisor is to ensure consistent, high standards of excellent customer services through supervising and training staff to organise and present services to maximum attraction and advantage for all customers. The Library Supervisor will support the Library Development Leader to identify customer needs, and positively promote service improvements and developments.

Wester Hailes Library is at the heart of the local community, supporting all aspects of lifelong learning whether it be for babies and new parents, for children and young people, for teenagers seeking positive activities, digital and IT skills for all ages and stages, providing advice and signposting to our older residents visiting the library to catch up over a cup of tea. We are therefore looking for a candidate who can creatively develop and deliver programmes of activities and promote literacy and a joy of reading and learning to a wide range of customers, including for children and young people, and people from groups with protected characteristics.

The City of Edinburgh Council wants people who will deliver high quality public services to our diverse communities within the city. As an equal opportunity employer, we recognise and value the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings. We want to build an inclusive culture where all people feel valued, included and able to be at their best. We invite you to take this chance to show us your ability regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, race, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.  

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