SLA03694 - Library Assistant

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Ref no: SLA03694
Closes: Sunday, 17th December 2017
Published: Wednesday, 6th December 2017
Location: Biggar Library, Biggar High School, Market Road, Biggar
Rate: £8.74 - £9.69 per hour
Hours: 16.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Position Type: Part Time
Organisation: South Lanarkshire
Category: Sport / Culture / Library
Sub-category: Support Staff

Job Description

South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture

Location:  Biggar Library, Market Road, Biggar, ML12 6FX

Hours: 16 hours per week (average over 4 week rota)

Shift Pattern:  Week 1: Monday 9.15am  - 4.15pm, Tuesday 2.45pm - 8.15pm, Wednesday 9.15am - 4.15pm   /   Week 2: Monday 9.15am - 4.15pm, Tuesday 2.45pm - 8.15pm   /   Week 3: Monday 9.15am - 4.15pm, Tuesday 2.45pm - 8.15pm, Wednesday 9.15am - 4.15pm   /   Week 4: Monday 9.15am- 4.15pm, Tuesday 2.45pm - 8.15pm, Saturday 9.15am- 4.15pm

Duration:  Fixed Term until 31 March 2018

South Lanarkshire Council administers the recruitment process on behalf of South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture.

South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Library Assistant to join the team based at Biggar Library.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team to deliver a range of Library Services to the community. Tasks include providing support to customers with Active IT services, participating in promotional events and activities to encourage literacy development and dealing with face to face, telephone and online customer enquiries.

It is essential that you have an enthusiastic and flexible approach and can demonstrate an enthusiasm for books and reading. You must be computer literate. You must have excellent communication and customer care skills.

As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history etc.

As this post involves accessing the public services network, the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

Please refer to and click on Code of Practice for further information about the disclosure process and best practice.


As the application process has changed, we recommend you familiarise yourself with the revised format and content of the form by clicking on the following link to access the applicant user guide.

 Applicant User Guide

Applications online

Please note all correspondence with be sent to your email account.

Interview Date: 11 January 2018 

South Lanarkshire Council / South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position. 


Closing Date:  Sunday 17 December 2017 

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