Children's Librarian

Posted 6 April by GLL Featured

GLL is looking for a new Children's Librarian, based at Battersea Library in Battersea, South West London on a 12 months fixed term basis. GLL is a charitable social enterprise that operates libraries for our partner, the Royal Borough of Wandsworth. The Children's service at Battersea Library is one of the fastest growing in the borough with many class visits, two Baby Rhyme Times a week and a wide range of other events and activities.

As a Children's Librarian, you'll be heavily involved in everything from stock ordering and display to nursery and school visits and networking with local groups - all with the view to getting the
community using their local libraries more. This is a senior position within Wandsworth libraries and
as such, you'll need the experience, knowledge and confidence to lead on a variety of tasks. A typical
day could see you running a toddlers' singing session in the morning, delivering a homework support group in the afternoon and cashing up and closing the library at the end of the day.

Your experience of working in public libraries, in particular working with children and young people,
will have given you a good understanding of how to create an environment in a children's library that
is educational, fun and safe. A strong people manager, you'll motive and inspire the team to achieve targets and key performance indicators as well as working to the GLL ethos. Budget management and an excellent knowledge of ICT usage are key. You'll ideally have a library/Information Management qualification and will definitely have a strong work ethos, creativity and enthusiasm for new challenges.

In return, we offer a range of benefits that you’d expect from the UK’s largest leisure provider:

  • Pension schemes
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Discounted membership at our leisure centres
  • The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we’re run plus associated social events
  • Career pathways
  • Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best

If this sounds like you, apply now.

Closing date: 27th April 2018

All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications, age and location.

To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL
by becoming a Society member where eligible.

About Us
Better Libraries are run by GLL, the UK’s largest leisure provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.

GLL is an equal opportunities employer.

Required skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Customer Service
  • ICT
  • Library
  • Organisational Skills

Reference: 34842316

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