We've noticed you are using Internet Explorer. This is an outdated Web Browser and is not supported by this website. Consider switching to a moden Web Browser like Google Chrome.

Libraries Coordinator - Stock, Information and Communications

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/25334/13107
  • Published: Tue 30/03/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/04/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £25,481 - £27,041
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN1 1GE

Job introduction

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team to engage with the local community and support a wide range of services.

Brighton & Hove Libraries are recruiting a Libraries Coordinator to support the operation and development of library services to meet the needs of the communities we serve.

Do you want to make a difference to and contribute to your local community? Are you passionate about delivering high quality information? If the answer is yes, we'd like to hear from you!

Fixed term until March 2023

For more information please contact joanne.simmons@brighton-hove.gov.uk / andrea.hurren@brighton-hove.gov.uk

About the role

As Libraries Coordinator you will be:

  • providing enquiry and information services for customers
  • designing and implementing user education programmes (e.g. training videos, workshops)
  • promoting the use of online resources to community groups and customers
  • developing and delivering effective communications to the public, partners and colleagues to publicise libraries services, events and activities using social media and other digital tools

As part of our team of Libraries Coordinators, you will assist in the deployment, training and supervision of Library Officers, casual staff and volunteers. You will spend about half of your time on duties including working on the Libraries Information Hub, answering enquiries and providing information to public and staff, and occasionally being the Supervisor in charge at Hove Library. You may also be required to deputise for the Daily Manager over lunch times, or when the Manager is caught up with another operational issue.

The other half of your time will be spent coordinating the delivery of library services in your digital specialist role. 

Due to the nature of this people-focused, varied work, it can be challenging, but also very rewarding. Resilience and openess to change are vital to be successful in this role as well as having a good balance of people and IT skills.

The post will require evening and weekend working. It is based at Jubilee Library but will occasionally involve working in different locations across the City and region.

We’re proud of our reputation as a city which values diversity and protects and enables the most vulnerable. We’re committed to being a fair and inclusive employer and public service provider and an actively anti-racist council.  We particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background, LGBTQ, as well as those who identify as disabled to apply.


Interview: week commencing 17 May 2021

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

Company information

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

Apply Now

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/25334/13107
  • Published: Tue 30/03/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/04/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £25,481 - £27,041
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN1 1GE