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  • Ref no: EDN12330
  • Published: 6/2/2020
  • Closes: 20/2/2020
  • Location: The Drumbrae Library Hub, 81 Drum Brae Drive, Edinburgh, EH4 7FE
  • Salary: £25,623.00 - £30,563.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 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 Development Leader 
Drumbrae Library  

Salary: £25,623 - £30,563
Hours: 36 per week

Our libraries are at the heart of community life and provide a wide range of experiences and opportunities for all who wish to use the resources. Our staff are highly motivated and committed to meeting the needs of our customers and provide formal and informal learning to all. The vacancies are within libraries in the North West of the city which includes a number of communities, all with their own unique history and character.

Libraries are no longer just 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, support social isolation. They also play a key role in supporting educational attainment through initiatives such as the First Minister’s Reading Challenge, READ,WRITE,COUNT, Every Child a Library Member and Bookbug. So, 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 offer something for everyone - including books!

Our libraries are also an integral part of Edinburgh's Lifelong Learning service. This service area brings together 27 Community Libraries, Central Library, mobile, hospital and Prison libraries, 23 Secondary school libraries, 38 Community Centres, Community Learning and Development, Arts and Creative Learning, Sport and Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing and Local Community Planning.

The role:
The Development Leader plays a key role in supporting existing and new activities, helping to build on community engagement and identifying and creating new opportunities for our customers. The role demands an effective leader and manager, a motivator who understands and promotes continuous development and improvement with the ability to positively influence and lead individuals, teams and services.

If you think you have what it takes to be an effective leader in a service that puts customers first, please do apply.

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.  For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.

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