Community Library Officer

Full Time
Salary: £21.00 per hour
Location: Camden, London
Sectors:Professional Services

Community Library Officer
Start date: ASAP

AKTON Recruitment is working with the local authorities and we are looking for a Community Library Officer in the Camden area.

About the role
The Community Library Officer is responsible for ensuring the day to day operation of the library service at branch level to provide a high-quality service. Including maintaining the key functions of the community and digital library in terms of books, online resources and digital technology, and community activities. Ensuring the building and equipment is operational. They will support the Community Library Manager to co-ordinate and make best use of the space.

The postholder will fully participate in the delivery of Camden's community and digital library development. This involves supporting the development and delivery of a local community library business plan in collaboration with local residents and partners. They will also develop and work closely with/supervise volunteers to deliver community projects and digital offer in the library to meet community need.

These will include activities such as coding clubs, gadget drop-ins, games clubs, homework clubs etc., supporting other library staff in activities where needed. The postholder will work with children and families including baby bounce, under 5s and reading activities with children of all ages. They will build and maintain local partnerships with voluntary and community groups, businesses, schools and colleges, tenants and residents' associations to ensure ongoing co-design of library services. They will organise and deliver outreach activities to promote the library beyond the current user group. e.g. providing reader development workshops with schools, youth clubs and community groups in community settings outside the library building

The postholder will support members of the public with self-initiating community and social projects and activities in the library and work with colleagues from across the council including Arts Development and Events to put cultural events in the library. They will promote and market activities and events in the library in collaboration with the Library Manager and Communications team using a range of communication tools e.g. printed and digital posters for the library, web publishing promoting on social media.

About you
The postholder will have experience of working in a library or similar customer/user focused setting. They will have strong customer service and communication skills including workshopping, presentations and outreach and excellent skills at working with local stakeholders and partners. They will have experience of organising and delivering community activities and also skills in supporting others with the use of digital technology.