Library Facilities Assistant

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector and Government
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Public Sector - Public Sector Administration

JOB TITLE: Library Facilities Assistant

LOCATION: Richmond (TW9 1QL)

PAY RATE: £11.05 hourly paye

DURATION/HOURS: 3 months (possible extension)/ 36 hours


Drivers License Required

Job Purpose:

To assist the Library Facilities Manager in the maintenance of the public library service across the borough; ensuring a high level of effective customer service together with a range of practical and administrative duties to facilitate libraries' day to day operation.

To undertake the duties of the Library Courier Driver on occasion.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To assist with the provision of a safe and efficient working environment, ensuring the safety of customers and staff.

  • Participate in ensuring the security of library buildings, contents and of spaces available for public hire/community use within the library service

  • To open and close library buildings as required

  • To undertake general everyday basic maintenance, emergency cleaning tasks and routine health & safety checks at library sites as directed

  • To undertake porterage tasks as required including setting up and clearing away of furniture, displays and equipment, ensuring hired spaces are prepared as instructed, in line with correct handling procedures.

  • To assist with deliveries to sites, ensuring the proper distribution and storage of goods and equipment.

  • To undertake the duties of the Courier Driver as required, driving the library delivery vehicle according to the routes and timetables required, in a safe and competent manner, having regard to legal restrictions, responding to traffic conditions to ensure time efficiency.

  • To help create and maintain a welcoming, comfortable and safe environment for both customer and colleagues by being proactive in safety awareness, reporting any building or equipment faults or safety issues to a senior member of staff and logging routine maintenance requests and incident reports in a timely and responsible manner.

Knowledge and experience:

  • Basic knowledge of health, safety and fire legislation within the workplace

  • Practical knowledge of using IT software, including emails and inputting into spreadsheets

  • Practical knowledge of how to use power tools and hand tools to complete a job.

  • Knowledge of how to undertake basic repairs and DIY e.g. putting up shelves, painting walls

  • Knowledge of safe driving habits, including knowledge of driving laws and regulations for the operation of motor vehicles.

  • Working in an environment requiring regular contact with the public

  • Carrying out minor maintenance tasks, and cleaning duties

  • Working within a facilities environment e.g. caretaking, hotel maintenance

  • Must have effective verbal and written communication skills

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