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Team Leader - Library Experience and Engagement

Employer: Wellcome Trust
Location: City of London, England
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Published Date: 1 Nov 2018
Status: Permanent
Ref: 482BR

Job Description

Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library for incurably curious; exploring health, life and our place in the world.

Inspired by the collections assembled by Henry Wellcome, we encourage ideas about health by connecting science, medicine, life and art.

Join us and be surrounded by a wealth of unique collections ranging from; etchings by Van Gogh, 16th century recipe manuscripts and the archive of the co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, Francis Crick, to works on the history of facial hair, a 17th century log on witchcraft and exquisite Islamic horoscopes.

The role of our Library Experience & Engagement team is to ensure visitors can access and engage with these distinctive collections.

We are hiring two Library Experience & Engagement Team Leaders to support the delivery of a responsive offer for our users with the aim of becoming recognised as a world leading library for our visitor experience.

You will also be responsible for:

  • day-to-day management of a first-class physical research environment delivering a seamless library experience and ensuring users get efficient and effective access to the information they require
  • managing and supporting a diverse team of Library Assistants to achieve and maintain consistently excellent standards for both visitors, and within the team environment.

The 2 positions on offer, are a permanent role; and an 18 month contract.
You can download the job description here.

To be successful, you will be an experienced team leader with a calm and empowering leadership style, a passion for coaching, developing and fostering talent and an excellent communicator with strong influencing and communication skills.

In addition, you will have:

  • sound experience and knowledge of Library operations and a passion for service excellence
  • knowledge and experience of duty managing in a public facing environment
  • a strong track record for promoting a culture of continuous improvement
  • an ability to manage complex workloads, prioritising conflicting demands

The salary on offer for these roles is £34,000 to £38,000 plus superb benefits.

 

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Closing date: 18th November 2018

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