Selwyn District Council

Library Services Lead 

The role

The role of Library Services Lead is a newly established permanent 40-hour-per-week role that delivers, monitors, responds to, organises and reports on the operational delivery of ‘library services' within the Arts, Culture and Lifelong Learning (ACLL) team. Our Library Services Lead has a team of approximately one third of our Community Library Service Centre Assistants (CLSCA's) who deliver services through a districtwide network of Libraries/Service Centres the Edge Connector outreach Service; and via Selwyn Libraries website.

Rewarding and varied, this role is a fantastic mix of leadership, operational delivery and collaboration. You will build positive relationships with the CLSCA's, supporting them with individualised training and coaching to ensure we continue to deliver high quality service to our community. You'll be an important part of all the CLSCAs' learning journeys from their very first day in the role and beyond - welcoming and inducting them into our team and enabling them to become confident, competent team members.

Alongside leadership, your key focus areas will be maintaining best practice and ensuring we are up to date across library circulation, collections and memberships. Managing relationships with our external suppliers and working across the wider ACLL team to ensure services, programmes and resources remain relevant and accessible to our users.

About us

The Community Services & Facilities Group is externally facing group of Selwyn District Council that facilitates and delivers community opportunities, experiences, services, and programmes to build the capacity, connection, and overall well-being of the community. This is achieved through services and programmes including aquatics, arts, culture and lifelong learning, community and economic development activities, community centres and halls, events, funding, libraries/service centres, and sports and fitness activities.

About Selwyn

Selwyn is the fastest-growing district in New Zealand. We have a fantastic quality of life, great communities, and a thriving economy. Our Council works actively with residents to provide the services and facilities that help our communities to thrive and grow. An enviable family lifestyle, outstanding local facilities and an easy drive to the ski fields, rivers and hills that make up Canterbury's stunning landscape.

About you

Our ideal candidate must have worked in a library environment and be experienced in developing and implementing policies and procedures. Ideally you will have some leadership or coaching experience and be ready to build on this as you take the next step in your career. A positive and collaborative team member you will be a natural at establishing and developing meaningful relationships. An understanding of public library systems would be beneficial.

What we can offer

For several years Selwyn has been experiencing rapid and sustained economic and population growth. With this growth comes a vibrant community, fantastic facilities and exciting career opportunities!

Our main offices are based in the growing town of Rolleston, centrally located within the district and an easy commute from Christchurch. There's ample parking nearby, flexible working options and a great range of benefits for permanent staff including:

Great work-life balance with the flexibility to work in with your commitments

  • Life insurance
  • Wellbeing and volunteer leave
  • Free parking
  • Three days paid leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Discounts with local and national businesses
  • Career coaching and development

Our values are important to all of us and represent the way we work: · Be a good human · Be brave - Think differently · Better together.

Selwyn District Council honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We are committed to working with our Treaty partner to deliver on our obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

If you are driven to join a fun and ambitious team and do an exceptional job which contributes meaningfully to the lives of people in Selwyn, we'd love to hear from you.

We value the safety of our young people and therefore appointments for this role are subject to a satisfactory safety check including a police vetting process.

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Applications close 20 March 2023

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