Library Team Leader

Location Lincoln
Discipline: Libraries
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: £28,082
Contact name: Louise Woolley

Job ref: 185253

GLL is looking for two Library Team Leaders to work at Lincoln Central Library in the heart of the historic city of Lincoln.  If you have the skills and ambition to join us as a Library Team Leader, there's never been a more exciting time. This is more than a job, it's a career. 


Lincoln Central Library is looking for two Library Team Leaders to work 36 hours per week each, to oversee the day-to-day running of the library. Lincoln Central Library is the largest and busiest of the core libraries run by GLL in Lincolnshire, giving access to a wide variety of collections and resources including books, local history materials, technology and a busy children’s library. As a Library Team Leader you will work with the Library Manager to supervise and support the frontline team to deliver, improve and promote services throughout the local community, whether it’s our valued existing users or widening the offering to a new group of customers. 


As well as delivering frontline library services you’ll work with the team to devise and deliver a wide and exciting range of activities including reading groups, IT support sessions, adult and children’s craft activities and children’s story and rhyme time sessions. You’ll also connect with a variety of local organisations to help them benefit from all the library offers - all of which has a ‘ripple effect’ on engagement and the building of community connections.  


What you need: 

*         Excellent understanding and experience of all library operations 

*         Understanding of stock management and development 

*         Strong people supervision and leadership skills 

*         Excellent ICT knowledge 

*         The ability to identify the needs of the community for the library 

*         Excellent customer service standards. 

*         Knowledge of safeguarding 

*         Effective time management skills 

*         Passion and personality 


What you’ll do: 

*         Take responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the library 

*         Work with the Library Manager to expand the library’s usage 

*         Supervise, support and develop frontline team members 

*         Oversee stock and undertake general administration including rota’s, room hire and cash handling and banking 

*         Support the Library Manager to ensure the safety and security of the building 

*         Planning, promoting and delivering activities such as Rhyme Time and Reading Groups 

*         Build and develop good relationships with local contacts and partnerships to both enhance the service and ensure the library is an integral part of the community. 


As a charitable social enterprise owned by its staff GLL has a great range of benefits for its employees: 

  • A salary of £28,082 per annum  

  • A value driven organisation 

  • Learning & development to support career development 

  • Good pension schemes 

  • Discounted gym membership for you and your partner 

  • A permanent position of 36 hours per week 

  • The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say on how we are run, plus get invited to associated events 

  • Exclusive discounts on our villas in Portugal 

  • Exclusive discounts on our ski chalets in Bulgaria 

  • Career pathways, professional development is just the start. To ensure your stay on top of your game we provide training with practical and theory elements too 

  • Discounts across thousands of retailers (GLL Extras) 

  • 25% off Red Letter Days 

  • 25% off Buy a Gift 

  • 20% off GLL spa experience treatments and associated products 

  • Ride to work scheme 

  • Free eye tests and discounted glasses 


About GLL: 


As the largest provider of public libraries in the UK and a charitable social enterprise, we offer a range of careers for everyone in our local communities. We manage over 400 facilities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including public sport and leisure centres, elite sporting venues, libraries and children’s centres. 


Our people are from the communities we serve and help us make real changes in their local area. 

One of our core values is ‘More than a Job’, because working with us opens a wide range of possibilities and opportunities for you, starting with how you work with us. To make sure we’re having a positive impact on our people, we also offer some flexible and part-time working options so you can make sure your new job works for you. Subject to vacancies, whether you are after a contractual commitment and a regular work schedule or the freedom of flexible hours, you may be able to choose an arrangement that works best for you and play your part in improving the health and wellbeing of your community. 

We offer two different types of work arrangements: 

  • A permanent employment contract - part time and full time 

  • A flexible worker engagement by joining our flexible worker pool. If you are looking for a regular number of hours that you can work and are flexible to meet the needs of a 7 day a week service, then a full-time or part-time permanent contract might be the right choice for you. 

So, whether your ambitions lie in sport and leisure, events & catering, health & beauty, corporate support or working with children, you’ll be able to find your ideal new job at GLL. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are Investors in People Gold Award employer. However you choose to work with us, you can be sure that you will be a valued member of our team, working with great colleagues, and making a real difference to people’s lives. 


We are an inclusive employer. We seek and welcome diversity in our teams. All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.