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Job Title Library Officer
Job reference PLL71
Department Place Directorate
Grade Scp 12-17
Pay From: £24,496 per annum To: £26,845 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 28 May 2023
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Job Description
We Are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the North-west close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council, which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.

Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

Making A Difference as a Library Officer in St Helens Library Service.

This is an opportunity for you to join a nationally renowned Library Service that provides a quality and diverse range of services for its customers, including a vibrant arts in libraries programme.

You must have management experience as you will be responsible for managing buildings and supervising a team of staff across different libraries. You will be responsible for developing events and activities for adults and children and will work in partnership to ensure that the library reaches out and is part of the local community offer.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about libraries, books and developing reading skills and someone who wants to make a real difference in the community. You must have excellent communication and ICT skills.

This post includes evening and weekend working and successful candidates may be required to work at any Library Service point across the Borough at service need.

Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
You are also welcome to contact us for a chat before applying by emailing us at

Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.

Equality & Diversity
St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Borough Council can be found here

St Helens Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.
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Library Officer Job Description.pdf
Application Form.pdf
Library Officer Person Specification.pdf
Applicant Letter.pdf
Note: CVs should not be submitted as a replacement for the online job application form.