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Guildford Library - Weekend Library Assistant

Surrey County Council Logo

18900 - 20959 GBP ANNUAL

Surrey County Council

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom

Joanna Killian

$500 million to $1 billion (USD)



Published 2024-05-23

Job Introduction

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity? Do you have a passion for providing excellent customer service?

We have a Weekend Library Network Assistant position available at Guildford Library, working 3 hours every Saturday. The working hours for this post are 1pm-4pm.

Surrey is one of the largest county councils in the UK and has over 50 libraries across the county. Our library teams deliver a range of services to all members of the public. Times have changed from when all that libraries offered was to lend books and access to a reference collection. Now, in addition to lending books and providing a range of online reference resources, we also hold computer classes, Rhymetimes and Storytimes, and various other events such as Minecraft sessions and Code Clubs. We are able to offer a range of services including library services for the elderly or disabled.

For more information about our libraries please visit our website here.

Your daily duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Assist with enquiries as required
  • Take part in Rhymetime and Storytime
  • Support library events as required e.g. craft session
  • Ensure borrower records are kept up to date
  • Occasionally working at other branches within the local area

We are looking for the following key skills from potential applicants:

  • Knowledge of using Microsoft Office packages
  • Ability to use initiative and work under pressure with accuracy
  • A basic understanding of working in a library
  • Positive working attitude towards training and development.

Watch staff talk about working for the library service, in this YouTube video.

What we can offer you:

  • A fantastic working environment with great people to work with and for.
  • 5 weeks annual leave (pro-rated for part time staff).
  • Local government salary-related pension.

For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please complete the application with your CV and 800 word personal statement.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 12/02/2023.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Sophie Spearing on 07581 305 357 or by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave (pro-rated for part time staff), rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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