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Department:                                      Grade: Scale 6
Regeneration & Community
Section:                                         Ref No:
Libraries
Job Title:                                       Date Prepared:
Libraries Support Manager –                      2 January 2008
budgets, performance and
administration

A I T shows how the job criteria will be assessed - A = Application, I = Interview, T = Test

EXPERIENCE:

Essential Criteria:                    AIT       Desirable Criteria:                     AIT
 Able to demonstrate                             Supervising staff                     A, I
  competence in the                    A, I
                                                    Preparing minutes of
  handling statistical and /                                                             A, I
                                                     meetings
  or budget data
  compatible with the                               Writing reports                     A, I
  requirements of the post
                                                    Budget monitoring /
                                                                                         A, I
   Able to demonstrate                A, I          management
    organizational
                                                    Performance monitoring              A, I
    competence compatible
    with the requirements of                        Project work                        A, I
    the post
                                                    Leading project teams               A, I
   Able to demonstrate
                                       A, I         Training                            A, I
    information handling
    competence compatible
    with the requirements of
    the post
QUALIFICATIONS:

Essential Criteria:                    AIT       Desirable Criteria:                     AIT
 GCSE English and maths                          ILM Introductory
  at grade C or above, or              A           Certificate in first line             A
  evidence of competence                           management or
  at this level.                                   equivalent.
   European Computer
    Driving Licence (ECDL)
    or an equivalent
                                       A
    qualification.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

Essential Criteria:                   AIT    Desirable Criteria:     AIT
 High standard of written            A, T    Knowledge of the      A
  English                                      principles of Plain
                                               English
   Good verbal communicator          I
   Able to summarise complex
    documents clearly, concisely
    and accurately                    I, T

   Understands the principles of
    good minute-taking, and able
    to prepare clear, concise and     I
    accurate minutes of meetings
   Able to handle, manipulate and
    interpret statistical and
    financial data accurately      I, T

   Able to use Microsoft Word        T
    and Excel effectively
   Organisational skills             I
   Understands the principles of
    good customer service, and        I
    how this post can contribute to
    it
   Knowledge of the range of
    services provided by modern       I
    public libraries
   Supervisory skills                I
   Able to assess a wide range of
    enquiries, and to resolve these
                                      I, T
    directly or by referral

OTHER FACTORS:

Essential Criteria:                   AIT    Desirable Criteria:     AIT
 Enthusiastic about the benefits     A, I
  of public libraries
   Aware of the need for
    confidentiality, and able to
                                      I
    handle sensitive information
    discreetly
PERSONAL QUALITIES:

Essential Criteria:                   AIT   Desirable Criteria:   AIT
 Good time manager who is
  able to resolve conflicting         I
  priorities in order to meet tight
  deadlines.
   Able to work with a minimum
                                      I
    of supervision.
   Able to relate well to people
    from a wide range of different
    backgrounds and professional      I
    disciplines.
   Understands the
    responsibilities and rewards of
                                      I
    teamwork and committed to
    working as part of a team.

JOB CIRCUMSTANCES:

Essential Criteria:                   AIT   Desirable Criteria:   AIT
 Able and willing to work
  occasionally in the evening         I
  and at weekends to support
  library events and initiatives.
   Accepts the limitation placed
    on flexible working by the need
    to deliver the telephone
                                    I
    “service line” at designated
    times Mondays to Fridays.

EQUALITIES:

Essential Criteria:                   AIT   Desirable Criteria:   AIT
 Committed to the principles of
  equal opportunities, and
  understands how a library’s         I
  staff, resources and services
  can make a positive
  contribution to social inclusion.

				
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