Library Services Team Leader

£33,823.00 / Yearly
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Are you a confident, experienced line manager looking for a permanent full-time role? Do you pride yourself on good verbal and written communication skills? Are you happy to work evening shifts and comfortable with manual handling tasks?

If yes, Signature Recruitment is looking for a full-time Library Services Team Leader to join our client, a Higher Education Library establishment in London. This role suits someone with excellent management experience and great customer service skills to lead a busy team in a service environment. This is a permanent position to start immediately. Based on campus, the postholder will work afternoon and evening shifts on a Monday through Sunday roster. As a Library Services Team Leader, you will provide expert advice and support to ensure a deep understanding of relevant regulations, and school policies. You’ll work within established procedures but have the authority to recommend and implement changes. While focusing on your workload, you will also plan and manage the work of a team.

Library Services Team Leader Key Responsibilities:

  • Line managing responsibilities. Be comfortable motivating and encouraging staff as well as dealing with questions, queries, and issues professionally and effectively.
  • Conduct Team Meetings – good communicator and ability to not take on a laptop.
  • Draft well-written policy and procedure documents.
  • Support with Front of House services as required.
  • Manual handling and shelving of books and lifting of boxes. This will be across six library floors with a requirement to be able to use stairs.
  • A commitment to being able to commute and commit to evening shift patterns finishing up to 11.30 pm

Library Services Team Leader Key Skills:

  • Confident user of IT and ability to pick up IT systems quickly.
  • Experience in providing and monitoring high levels of professionalism and customer service.
  • Educated to degree level with experience in library / educational establishments.
  • Good communicator with excellent organisational skills. With the ability to adapt and make effective decisions. You will possess high attention to detail especially when preparing staff resources for the rota.

The library holds a collection of over 1.3 million volumes, with a particular focus on Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. With a wealth of physical and online resources, it attracts scholars and students from across the globe.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced team leader with a strong work ethic. If you have strong organisational, strong IT skills and are comfortable with the manual aspects and shift patterns of this role, then please apply today!

While we aim to respond to every applicant, the volume of applications may result in delayed communication. If you do not receive a response within a week, your application may not have been successful on this occasion, but we will keep your details for potential future opportunities. Please be aware that Signature Recruitment will never reach out to candidates through WhatsApp, nor will we request sensitive information like bank details, passport, or driving licence data during the application process.  For a secure job search and reliable flexible work, we advise consulting Jobs Aware who ensure all workers and work-seekers in the UK have access to free help and advice, as well as provide an option to report a scam or exploitation. P9719

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