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Carluke Library Carnwath Road Carluke, ML8 4DR
£12.81 - £13.76 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
33.5 hours per week

Job Description

Location: Carluke Library, Carnwath Road, Carluke

Hours: 33.5 hours per week

Shift Pattern:

Week 1: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm (1 hour lunch break unpaid)

Week 2: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 5pm (1 hour lunch break unpaid)

Saturday 9am - 1pm

Duration: Fixed Term until 26 September 2024

South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Children’s Assistant to work at Carluke Library. The successful candidate will work as part of a team to promote literacy and the library service to parents and carers, nurseries, schools and local organisations.

Tasks include delivering activities and events for children from 0-16 to encourage literacy development and ensuring the children’s library is attractive for families to visit. It is essential that you have an enthusiastic and flexible approach and can demonstrate an enthusiasm for books and reading. You must have excellent communication and customer care skills and ECDL or equivalent would be preferred.

Please Note: This is a temporary vacancy to provide cover for a position that will be taken up by certain permanent employee(s) in due course.



As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history etc.

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.

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South Lanarkshire Council / South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council /South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the British Armed Forces Community Covenant. Veterans are guaranteed an interview where their previous employer was the armed forces and who meet the minimum requirements for the position.



Promote reading and use of library services to children, young people and their families through the delivery of a range of interactive events, activities and visits.

Deliver front-line library services to children and young people in accordance with service plan targets.

Ensure an attractive environment within the children and young peoples’ areas of the library through quality stock management and a programme of creative visual displays.

Organise and develop resources, providing advice and guidance to customers to meet their identified needs 

The Individual

Maths and English qualification to Standard Grade or Equivalent is required.

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