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  • Ref no: EDN11731
  • Published: 6/11/19
  • Closes: 13/11/19
  • Location: Wester Hailes Library, 1 Westside Plaza, Edinburgh, EH14 2FT
  • Salary: £18,316.00 - £21,190.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Hours: 6.75 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

Communities and Families

Lifelong Learning Library Advisor
Various locations across the city – including Wester Hailes and Currie library

Salary: £18,316 to £21,190 (pro rata for part-time)
Hours: 6.75 hours (Saturday only)

We need enthusiastic and motivated staff to help support our library service on Saturdays. Our libraries are socially inclusive spaces often in areas with extensive socio-economic issues. You will be required to be confident in working with a diverse range of children, young people and adults, which can often be challenging. It is therefore an advantage to have experience of working with children and young people.

If you are successful and join our libraries’ team you will provide front line services to our customers. You need to be a customer focused individual with outstanding communication skills who can engage with our wide range of customers.

You will deal with the day to day tasks of answering information enquiries, issuing books and other media, and managing library stock. You will help to plan and deliver events and activities with all customer groups, including children and young people. You will also be working with others across the library service, with locality teams and other partners to develop and improve library services.

One of your most important tasks will be to promote literacy and a love of reading to our customers – an interest in literature and reading would be useful. It would also help if you have had previous experience of working in libraries, although this is not essential.

This post is fixed term until 30/06/2020.

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If you would like more information or an informal discussion about the role please contact:

Calum Brooks - Lifelong Learning Library Development Leader


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.

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

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