Library and Information Services Manager

Expiring today

East Renfrewshire Council
£46,695 - £48,488 per year
09 Sep 2016
26 Sep 2016
Contract Type
Full Time


East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust is seeking a professional and passionate leader to join its Senior Management Team as Libraries and Information Services Manager. This is a key role that will lead on managing and developing the service to take it to the next level of excellence.
Launched in 2015, East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure is a charity with over 400 employees delivering sport, leisure, arts and culture services in East Renfrewshire. We operate 10 libraries, 4 sports centres with gyms and pools, a 330 seat theatre, 18 community facilities incorporating a wide range of halls, social function and events venues, community centres and pavilions. We also manage the letting of 35 schools in the evenings and weekends.

We deliver a wide variety of programmes like sports development, arts development (including classes and events), and library and literacy programmes (ranging from Bookbug to Book Week, authors’ talks to book groups). Recently awarded the prestigious Edge Awards, our library service has a reputation for delivering innovative and excellent services.
Based at our Head Office in Barrhead, this is both a strategic and operational management role, giving you overall responsibility for the management of all of our library and information services.

A good communicator, you’ll work closely with the other senior managers, as well as the wider libraries teams and business support functions such as HR 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 working knowledge of the implementation of facilities management, health & safety, people management, finances & budgets and IT / ICT.
You’ll have CILIP membership, a degree and/or postgraduate qualification in Librarianship and will be working in a senior management role within a libraries or heritage service. 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.

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

Additional Information

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See also:
Essential Information for Applicants - ERCL.pdf
General Information for Applicants - ERCL.pdf
Application Pack..pdf