Apprentice Library Assistant – Apprentice

This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            Apprentice Library Assistant
  • Job Location:                     Tewkesbury Main Library 
  • Salary:                               £16,033 
  • Hours per Week:               32.50 
  • Contract Type:                   Apprentice 
  • Duration:                            One year 
  • Closing Date:                     04/08/2024 
  • Job Requisition Number:   8577 
  •  This post is not open to job share


About the role

Come and work in a busy library with an excellent team who offer a wide range of services to the local community.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team at Tewkesbury Library as a Library Assistant. At Gloucestershire County Council, we are constantly challenging ourselves to improve the services we provide to the people of the county.  We strive to support our local communities and all of those who live within them and the key to providing that service is the energy, skills and dedication of the people who works for us.

Library Assistants are the public face of the Library Service, you are responsible for ensuring that our users have access to all the services that the libraries provide. This will include helping them choose and issue books, maintaining the stock in the library, helping providing activities such as baby, bounce and rhyme, the library challenge for children and supporting springboard groups of older users.  You’ll need to master the Library ICT systems and be able to offer basic advice on the use of computers and tablets to those who require it.


Please see the pattern of hours for this post below:



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About you

We are looking for a dynamic, positive and committed individual who will play a key role in the day to day operations and organisation of Tewkesbury Library. The successful applicant should have:

  • Excellent and proven customer service experience.
  • Be a team player with strong communication and organisational skills
  • Have experience of working with or organising events for children
  • Strong ICT skills
  • A knowledge of the services libraries offer and the role libraries play in the community


About us

What you’ll get in return

  • Flexible and agile working opportunities
  • 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service
  • An option to purchase up to 10 days of additional leave per year (pro rata for part-time staff)
  • Family friendly employer offering benefits to help support you and your family
  • Career development and qualification opportunities
  • Supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
  • An in-house Occupational Health service Employee discount scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme Gloucestershire
  • Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&Cs apply)
  • Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network

How to apply

If you feel you have the skill, desire and experience required to make a positive difference; we would love to have you join us.  Please continue to submit an application by clicking the “Apply Now” button. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by e-mail and invited to interview.

For more information please contact Joanne O’Dea via email joanne.odea@gloucestershire.gov.uk.


Additional Information

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-


Apprentice Library Assistant – Role Profile

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.

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