Reference: RA0005342
Description: About Us and the Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join Warwickshire Library Services. We are looking for someone with a strong customer focus, to lead on stock services and digital resources across Warwickshire Libraries.

As Principal Librarian Resources and Information, you will use your knowledge of library resources and library systems to improve the customer experience for Warwickshire residents. You will also provide leadership and management to Library Stock Services team.

Applicants will need to evidencepeople management skills, leadership qualities and able to ensure staff have the skills, motivation, and flexibility to respond to changes in library operations and service developments as required.
With responsibility for acquisitions, inter-library lending, stock management processes, finance and compliance, you will be required to work under pressure to meet tight fiscal deadlines. You will have excellent numerical skills, have experience in financial management and be able to present accurate data and meet performance targets

You will need to be informed about all aspects of stock and information as well as having the ability to provide excellent customer service. You will also have responsibility for developing, managing, and implementing consistent policies and strategies for the development and delivery of stock acquisitions and management of the Virtual Library Service and Enquiry Service. You will support the Head of Service and Delivery Leads in achieving our organisational vision and outcomes.

Key Skills & Experience Required

3 years relevant experience in libraries or similar environment
Knowledge and experience of stock and resource management
Experience of communicating clearly & effectively in person, in writing and giving presentations
Experience of answering enquiries using a range of reference sources/formats including online.
Experience of recruitment, selection, appraisal, induction, training and development of staff
Experience of policy and service development
Experience of working effectively with people internally/externally and at different levels.
Experience in use of ICT applications including word processing, spreadsheets and other ICT systems.
Ability to travel effectively around the County as required.
Ability to work flexibly.

Contact details for post queries Liz White lizwhite@warwickshire.gov.uk or Christine Maloney christinemaloney@warwickshire.gov.uk

For the full Job Description and Person Specification please click the link here.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.

These are the benefits we offer including agile working, enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, and a generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas.

Additional Information

Closing Date:Monday, 9th October 2023

Interview Date: W/C 25th October 2025

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.
If you are unable to apply using the ‘Apply’ button please contact the Recruitment Centre onhrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.ukincluding your contact details and any relevant screenshots.
You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contacthrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.ukand we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce.Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. Seemore.
Region: Warwick
Location: Warwick
Salary: *GBP*32,020 to *GBP*34,723 per annum pro rata
Package: Permanent, Part time
Contractual hours: 14.48
Basis: Part time

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