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Partnership Manager, Dudley Libraries

Employer: GLL
Location: Dudley, West Midlands
Salary: Up to £39,930 per annum
Published Date: 20 Apr 2018
Status: Permanent, full time
Ref: 027571

Job Description

GLL is looking for a Partnership Manager to oversee our libraries service provision in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley in the West Midlands. We have recently taken over the management of library services across Dudley so this is a key role that will lead on supporting and developing the service to take it to the next level of excellence. There are 14 libraries and three library links in the borough which offer communities a place to learn, to study and to meet other people. The libraries provide an excellent range of books, e-books, audio books and DVD as well as ICT facilities. All libraries offer a programme of activities appropriate to the needs and interests of the communities that we serve.

As Partnership Manager, you’ll have overall responsibility for the operational management and financial performance of the designated libraries and archives. You’ll provide direction and guidance to your management teams to constantly innovate and progress our service offering as well as ensuring that targets are monitored and met accordingly. Fully aligned with our mission and corporate plan, you’ll champion our ‘People Vision’ and lead by example, empowering facility teams to seek learning and development opportunities and achieve high levels of performance.

You will have a degree and/or postgraduate qualification in Librarianship and be a member of CILIP. A good communicator, you’ll work closely with the National Libraries Director and the Central Libraries Leadership Team, as well as the wider libraries support teams. You’ll also be supported by the wider business support functions such as HR, marketing and finance to ensure that our buildings and services are run to the highest standards - both effectively and efficiently. Your broad range of competencies and experience will give you a good knowledge of the implementation of facilities management, service standards and compliance, people management, finances & budgets and IT / ICT. Passionate about libraries, learning and community development, you’ll be abreast of the latest trends and innovations in the design and delivery of library services as well as having demonstrable experience of creating and implementing new and enhanced strategies for change and improvement.

In return, we offer a range of benefits that you’d expect from the UK’s largest leisure provider:

  • Pension schemes
  • Childcare vouchers 
  • Ride to work scheme 
  •  Discounted membership at our leisure centres 
  • The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we’re run plus associated social events
  • Career pathways 
  • Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best



If you feel you can enrich, improve and maintain our library service and motivate the people around you, apply now by clicking on the Apply button below.  

Closing date: Sunday 20th May 2018

All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications, age and location.

To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible.

About Us

Better Libraries are run by GLL, the UK’s largest libraries and leisure provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. We are passionate about providing excellent public services and ensuring that they are well used. We partner with local authorities to run libraries, leisure centres, swimming pools, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.

GLL is an equal opportunities employer.

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