Library Assistant

Date:  17-Nov-2022
Job Location: 


  This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

 • Job Title: Library Assistant
 • Job Location: Hesters Way Library
 • Salary: £22,396 - £23,620 per annum (pro rata)
 • Hours per Week: 3
 • Contract Type: Fixed Term
 • Closing Date: 12/12/2022
 • Job Requisition Number: 1452
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Saturday Library Assistant - Hesters Way Library– 3 hours per week:

Every Saturday 10.00-1.00


Closing date 12th December


An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a Saturday assistant at Hesters Way library in Cheltenham. We are looking for a positive and committed individual who will play a vital role in the delivery of library services on a Saturday at Hesters Way library.


The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate:

  • Good customer service skills.
  • Be a team player with good communication skills
  • Have an interest in or experience of working with children and organising craft events
  • Strong ICT skills
  • A knowledge of the services libraries offer and the role libraries play in the community


At Gloucestershire County Council, we are constantly challenging ourselves to improve the services we provide to the people of the county.  We strive to support our local communities and all of those who live within them and the key to providing that service is the energy, skills and dedication of the people who works for us.


How you’ll help make a difference ..

Library Assistants are the public face of the Library Service, you are responsible for ensuring that our users have access to all the services that the Libraries provide this will include helping them choose and issue books, maintaining the stock in the library, helping providing activities such as baby, bounce and rhyme, the summer reading challenge, supporting springboard groups of older users.  You’ll need to master the Library ICT systems and be able to offer basic advice on the use of computers and tablets to those who require it.

What you’ll get in return …

You’ll know that what you do is improving the lives of the people who use our services and we believe you deserve to be rewarded for your dedication.  All employees start with 24.5 (rising to 29.5 days after 5 years of service) annual leave; with the opportunity to buy 10 extra days through our holiday purchase scheme.  There is a pay enhancement of time and a third for Saturday working and the opportunity of working additional hours. Free access to our Innovation Labs and everyone also has the opportunity to join the very attractive Local Government Pension Scheme and can be assured that GCC will do everything it can to protect your safety and wellbeing.

What’s next …

If you feel you have the skill, desire and experience required to make a positive difference; we would love to have you join us.  Please continue to submit an application by clicking the “Apply Now” button. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by e-mail and invited to interview.


Additional Information

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:

Library Assistant - Role Profile


Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.