Library Assistant

  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Salary: £23,500 - £23,893 per annum (pro-rata for part time)
  • Location: Stockbridge Village Library, The Withens, Stockbridge Village, L28 1SU, Prescot Library, Aspinal Street, Prescot, Knowsley, L34 5GA, Kirkby Library, The Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, Knowsley , L32 8XY, Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, Knowsley , L36 9GD, Halewood Library, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, Liverpool, L26 9UH
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 19.25 hours per week. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 4 week rota basis.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Closing Date: 02/06/2024 at 23:59
  • Reference: CVP 0128

Knowsley Library Service has branches in Huyton, Kirkby, Halewood, Prescot and Stockbridge Village. The service lends books and resources to customers, supports them with access to computers and information, and provides activities for young people and adults.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, highly motivated team player to apply for the role of Library Assistant with Knowsley Library Service.

You will have proven experience of working in a modern public library service or similar environment. The successful applicant will be required to sustain our current high levels of customer satisfaction and be able to demonstrate the capacity to contribute to the development of the service to maximise its potential. 

Experience of working with and providing activities for adults and children in a supportive environment is essential.

You must have experience of helping customers to use digital resources and an excellent knowledge of books and reading.

Key areas of involvement will be:

Reader development

Digital support

Health and wellbeing

Creativity and culture

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief, or identity, recognising the value that diversity brings to our organisation. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and candidates with disabilities as we acknowledge their underrepresentation in our workforce.

We will consider requests for flexible working.  For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: flexible hours, working from home, compressed hours, part-time.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applicants.

At Knowsley we value our applicants and want them to feel well-informed and welcomed. If you have any questions about this specific job role or what it is like to work at Knowsley, please contact: 

Debbie Yates via e-mail at or via Telephone: 0151 443 3596

Dave Birchall via e-mail at or via Telephone: 0151 443 4287

Please provide a covering letter no more than 1 A4 page long.  

Closing Date: Sunday, 2 June 2024 at 23:59pm. 

How to apply

Please upload a covering letter along with your CV. Your CV should be tailored to reflect the competencies within the person specification. Please note if a CV does not reflect the person specification it is unlikely to be shortlisted. To upload your CV you will need to click on the link below and create an account with Jobs Go Public if you have not already done so.

You will also be required to input your name and email address and will be invited to complete an equal opportunities questionnaire.


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