Library & Information Officer

Library & Information Officer

We have a 19.5 hours per week opportunity for a Library & Information Officer.

If you haven’t visited a Library in a while you may not fully appreciate what we offer, from Lego groups and Code Clubs, to IT courses and Baby Boogie sessions, and anything and everything to do with reading for pleasure. Our ideal candidate is more likely to organise a Harry Potter party and tweet about it than say ˜Shhh”.


Here’s what you can expect to be doing

Libraries are about books and so much more. We’re offering this brilliant opportunity for you to join us as we continue to evolve as an innovative service. From day one you’ll be working in a customer centred environment, a busy community hub that serves a diverse range of people, partners and organisations.

A few things about you

We are looking for well-motivated people to provide a welcoming environment to our customers. You will be hard-working and receptive to change, with a wide general knowledge, an interest in books, and a digital curiosity  You’ll work in a team, dealing with enquiries and requests, planning and delivering interactive activities, and promoting our services  You’ll be encouraging the love of reading through a range of promotional activities. Confidence in the use of digital technology is essential; as you will be helping customers to use our equipment and their own.

Additional information

From 1 April 2023 the County and District councils in Somerset will be replaced by a new single unitary authority – Somerset Council. It’s a genuinely exciting time to join us as we work together with the four district councils to deliver the new council for Somerset.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Samantha Addison on 07976 800322  Or Martyn Thacker via email

The salary for this role is £10,152 to £10,563 per annum

Why choose Somerset County Council

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

• We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
• Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
• Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
• Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
• A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a car or bicycle for work
• Staff benefit scheme offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits, holidays, gym membership and more.

Job Overview
  • Hours Per Week
  • Salary
    £10,152 to £10,563
  • Job Category
    Public Sector / Local Gov't
  • Disability Confident
Job Location