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Group Library Manager OCC591371

Job details


Salary range: £35,336 - £38,553 per annum 

Work location: Wantage Library, Wantage  

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working  

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Tuesday 16th August 2022

Interview date: Friday 2nd September 2022


Vetting requirements: This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check



About us


This is a service that has a huge impact on the lives of local people. If you have the right experience and want to help us make that difference, we look forward to hearing from you.



About the role


An exciting full-time, permanent position has arisen within Oxfordshire County Council Library Service, for a Group Library Manager based at Wantage, with responsibility for 6 libraries in the south of the county, including Wantage, Grove, Didcot, Berinsfield, Benson, & Wallingford.


The Group Library Manager is a senior position within the Libraries Team, responsible for leadership and operational delivery of high-quality customer services across a cluster of libraries. This includes matters relating to customer service, staffing, events & activities, budget and partnerships. This role is customer-facing, has high visibility across the community, and connects to the Libraries Leadership Team.



Rewards and benefits


It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development. 


We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering. 



Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria 


For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Simon Lay, Operations Manager (Branch Network) on SIMON.LAY@OXFORDSHIRE.GOV.UK, or 07827 307517



Application Procedure


To apply, please complete an online application form by clicking Apply Now. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.   


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Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.

Our commitment to safeguarding

Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.

Guaranteed interviews

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.

We are open to discussions about flexible working.

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