SLA04013 - Library Assistant

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Ref no: SLA04013
Closes: Thursday, 22nd March 2018
Published: Tuesday, 13th March 2018
Location: Biggar Library, Biggar High School, Market Road, Biggar
Rate: £8.74 - £9.69 per hour
Hours: 6.00 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:  6 hours per week 

Shift Pattern:  Saturday 9.15am - 4.15pm

Duration:  Fixed Term until 30 September 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.

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

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 South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture.

Please note:  if you are successful for this post you will be required to cover the cost of the PVG check.

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:  Week Commencing 2 April 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:  Thursday 22 March 2018