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Old Library Centre, Lower Hillhead, Lerwick, ZE1 0EJ
£12.02 - £12.17 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

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The role of the Library Assistant is to provide customer service to Shetland Library users. This will include giving people assistance with reading choices, information, computers and e-services, and generally offering friendly and efficient service for all our customers. In addition, the jobholders participate in a range of other duties such as the ordering and processing of library stock, children's events and storytimes, or creating displays and promotional materials. Work may be assigned in public and school library branches or at library outreach events. Library Assistants report to a Senior Library Assistant or School Librarian for day-to-day matters and are line-managed by a Senior Librarian.

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

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Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is E
  • Rate of pay in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.2415 per hour
  • Permanent Part Time post for 35.0 Hours per Week , 52.18 weeks per year 
  • Hours of work include one back shift (12.30pm to 8pm) on a Monday or Thursday, with other days 9am to 5pm. Every second Saturday is worked - a day off is given during the week when a Saturday is worked. 
  • Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland 
  • We are happy to talk flexible working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Shetland Library, Lerwick

For further details relating to this post, please contact:  Karen Fraser, Executive Manager on 01595 743868 or email

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.

Information about Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago in the north of the British Isles where you'll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and dynamic, forward-looking society. The Islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. Factor in Shetland's impressive modern amenities, highly regarded schools and the Islands offer a work life balance rarely found elsewhere.

Find out more about:

Living and working in Shetland: here

The Shetland Islands Council: here


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