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Library Service Manager

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    Finance & Accountancy

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    Up to £9.45 per hour

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    Katie Ore

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  • Published:

    10 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 month

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Oxfordshire County Council

Akton Recruitment has an exciting opportunity for a talented and experienced Service Manager within cultural services.

Job Role: Library Service Manager (Interim)

Main Purpose of the Job:

* To lead, develop and manage the provision of excellent, customer focused cultural services that support the acquisition of knowledge, learning and literacy and contribute to the Council's place shaping role

* To lead, develop and manage cultural services' strategy ensuring that the service is responsive to customer expectation, political priorities, and resource imperatives

* To lead and develop effective partnerships for the purposes of providing excellent services that meet council's objectives and priorities and that widen participation in library services

* To ensure effective and robust arrangements are in place across the 49 points of delivery for the service across the County

This post holder is responsible for ensuring that all relevant County policies and procedures are adhered to and concerns are raised in accordance with these policies. This includes:

* familiarising yourself with the council's policies on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
* acting according to the inter-agency safeguarding procedures of the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board and Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board whenever you have a safeguarding concern about a child or an adult

Key Responsibilities
* To ensure that Oxfordshire Libraries, Museum and History services are led, developed, and managed effectively and responsively, taking account of the views and aspirations of all stakeholders

* To lead and coordinate business and financial planning processes for these services, ensuring service plans and resources are properly matched and that performance against plans and standards is monitored and evaluated

* To provide a strategic lead on policy and service development issues for these services, including new initiatives, partnership working, community involvement and all professional issues

* To monitor strategic, policy and service developments, both inside and outside Oxfordshire, identifying ways in which these services should improve and develop and advise Council officers and elected members accordingly

Important Information

6-month Contract

£350 a PW