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Closed for applications on 17/10/2021 23:59
£19,312 to £20,493 pro rata p.a. Grade 4 (£10.01 to £10.62 per hour)
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Your normal place of work will be a designated Library, but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham.
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Closing date:
17 Oct

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This job is closed for applications.

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Opportunities are available for temporary posts, maternity leave cover and casual as and when required posts are also available. Full details are available on the attached schedule.

Please clearly state any preferences on your application form which if short-listed, would be discussed further at interview.

Do you have a lively and enthusiastic personality; a love of books; experience of using IT applications? Do you have excellent customer care skills and enjoy working with children and people of all ages?

If so, we want to hear from you as applications are invited for Library Assistant vacancies which will require evening and weekend working.

Reporting to the Library Operations/Duty Officer you will assist in the delivery of a comprehensive range of libraries and public information services.

Required Qualifications:
Minimum of 4 GCSE or GCE 'O' levels (minimum A-C or equivalent) or CSE (Grade 1 only), including English Language or Literature, or GNVQ Intermediate level or NVQ Level 2 in a related subject

Evidence of working with the public, of using IT applications and of dealing with customer enquiries is essential.

Working as part of team, you must have good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to assist and support customers.

Where our roles are customer facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the posts.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

For an informal discussion about the posts, please contact Library Operations Officer Alison Dawson email alison.dawson@durham.gov.uk or tel. no. 07881 268934.

It is anticipated that candidates successful at the short-listing stage will be interviewed the weeks commencing Monday 25th October / Monday 1st November 2021.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team on tel. no. 03000 263154 / 264469 / 264086 or email PESREG@durham.gov.uk

Please note that all communication regarding your application for a post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Permanent Durham County Council employees wishing to undertake a temporary post within the Council, whether this is within their substantive service, or across services, should seek the approval of their Line Manager/Senior Manager to undertake this temporary post with the guarantee to return to their substantive post at the expiry of the temporary post. If the temporary post is reviewed and further extended, agreement must be sought from the employee’s substantive line manager.

Anyone currently listed on the Durham County Council Redeployment Register who is interested in being considered for a temporary vacancy should contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team. Please note that in Durham County Council employee cases, the interview date must be prior to your end date.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes

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