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Head Librarian

Employer: Morrab Library
Location: Penzance, Cornwall
Salary: £27 - £32,000
Published Date: 10 Jan 2018
Status: Full time with some Saturday working
Ref: MOR1001

Job Description

The Morrab is a large independent library, housed in a Victorian Mansion situated in Penzance’s beautiful Morrab Gardens. It is the only one of its kind in Cornwall, ranking sixth as one of the largest independent libraries in the UK.

Holding in excess of 55,000 volumes, covering literature, history, biography, antiquities, topography and travel and religion, it is also known for its archival collections, periodicals and transparencies. The Library is membership based and a significant resource for the community; as well as a meeting place offering rich rewards in terms of its environment, information and events.

We are now seeking a new Head Librarian due to the retirement of the current post holder. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic experienced librarian as we are about to embark on a transformation programme that includes a digitalization strategy, updating our HR practices as well as implementing our 200th anniversary celebrations this year in the community. The suitable candidate will match the following profile: 

  • Educated to degree standard
  • At least 7 years’ experience as a qualified librarian, some of which must include managing a team and involvement with change. 
  • Confidence in public speaking, outreach and engagement 
  • Experience of digitalization and IT 
  • Strong innovative and leadership skills 
  • Ability to manage a diverse set of interests amongst staff, trustees and members with excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills. 
  • Evidence of managing a change programme with the maturity to handle the process. 
  • Confidence and competence in planning and managing budgets 
  • Flexible, pro-active approach 
  • Sense of humour

This individual will be critical to the realisation of strategic aspirations for the library and will work in a highly collaborative and informal climate with scope to put their stamp on the job.

Please click here to view the job description.


 

Contact

To apply, please submit your CV with an accompanying letter explaining your interest in the post to suejames@denison-james.co.uk.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 2nd February 2018.

First meetings with candidates will be held at the Library on Thursday 8th February 2018

Final interviews will be held on Tuesday 13th February 2018

Please see website link below:

http://morrablibrary.org.uk/

 

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