Library Assistant - Shetland Library - SIC07380

Shetland Islands Council

Library Assistant - Shetland Library - SIC07380

£10,001 - £20,000

Shetland Islands Council, Lerwick, Shetland Islands

  • Part time
  • Permanent

Posted 1 week ago, 3 Jul | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: 17-07-2024 (In 4 days)

job Ref: SIC07380

Full Job Description

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The role of the Library Assistant is to provide services and assistance to Shetland Library users of all ages and abilities. This is a busy customer service job, mainly working on our service desks. Day to day work will include helping people with reading choices, computers and e-services, and dealing with queries in person, by phone or email. There is also a significant amount of moving, sorting and shelving books. In addition, Library Assistants participate in a range of duties such as the processing of book reservations or new stock, helping to run events, Bookbug or story times and creating displays and promotions. Work may be assigned in public and school library branches or at library outreach events.  

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert




Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is E
  • Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.4202 per hour
  • Permanent Part Time post for 8.0 Hours per Week , 52.18 weeks per year
  • Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland
  • The hours of this post are Saturday 09.00 to 14.20 & Monday 17.00 to 20.00

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Shetland Library, Lerwick

For further details relating to this post, please contact: Catherine Jeromson, Team Leader, on or email

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call .

Information about Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago in the north of the British Isles where you'll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and dynamic, forward-looking society. The Islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. Factor in Shetland's impressive modern amenities, highly regarded schools and the Islands offer a work life balance rarely found elsewhere.

Find out more about:

Living and working in Shetland: here

The Shetland Islands Council: here


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