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Community Cultural Services Apprentice

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 15/08/2018 23:59
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Employment Location:
Bradley Stoke Library and Badminton Road Office
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Job details 

Closing date:
15 Aug

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

An exciting and varied apprenticeship opportunity has become available in the Cultural Services team. This apprenticeship will involve working 3 days a week at Bradley Stoke Library (Monday, Thursday and Friday) and one day a week at Badminton Road with training on a day release that will take place at SGS College, Filton.

You will work in Bradley Stoke Library, to support the delivery and promotion of the Library Service. You will welcome all library customers and identify their individual needs, actively seeking to meet those needs to provide a quality service and to enable customers to make full use of the facilities available. You will also support the systems and policies for the loan and management of stock, including self-service and use a variety of resources to provide information, including online services.

There is opportunity for you to take part in the creation, organisation and running of promotional activities and outreach work, as directed by the Library Supervisor; this will include working with children both within the library and in external settings.

In Badminton Road, you will work across the other Cultural Services of Sports Development, Heritage and Arts, carrying out a range of business support tasks to facilitate projects such as SportsPound and the First and Second World War projects. There may also be opportunities to support events as part of this work.

Over the duration of the 13 month apprenticeship you will be trained and gain work experience of carrying out a variety of duties competently and effectively. You will also complete a Level 2 in Business Administration.

You will receive supervision, guidance and support from your workplace supervisor and a workplace mentor.

Please note that you will be expected to undertake a basic skills assessment as part of the selection process. These will take place at SGS College, Filton Avenue, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7AT on either of the following dates: 20th or 24th August 2018.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Tasks

Assist with providing and delivering services, to all sections of the community, for example, services to children and older people.

Use the library management system and self-service equipment.

Participate in the preparation of new materials, and the maintenance of existing stock through the repair and withdrawal of older materials as directed.

Assist with requests and enquiries which are made either by telephone, email, in writing or face-to-face by searching information through computerised and non-computerised resources.

Help the public use IT and information resources.

Ensure the good order and general tidiness of the service point including the sorting and shelving of materials in the appropriate sequence and assisting with promotions and displays.

Take part in a wide range of promotional activities and outreach work with all ages, including active involvement in rhyme and story times, undertaking craft sessions, hosting reading groups, organising author events, making school visits and visiting community centres.

Handle cash and other receipts and assist with recording, balancing and banking as required or directed.

Carry out a range of business support tasks to support projects.

Support the delivery of Cultural events.

Selection Criteria


Must hold a minimum of 3 GCSE A*-C (or Grade 4-9) or equivalent qualification in English and Maths or be willing to work towards gaining a Level 2 in English and Maths.

Excellent IT skills being able to use the internet, social media, ICT equipment and a variety of computer packages, such as Microsoft Office, Outlook and Excel.

Enthusiasm for cultural activities, books, multimedia and promotion of reading.

Good numeracy skills.

Be able to deal with enquiries and find information through research.

Excellent communication skills.

Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative towards achieving team goals.

Additional Information:

Ability to undertake the physical aspects of the job including shelving and counter work; lifting and carrying of books and other materials.

You may be asked to work at another library location such as Patchway or Filton and assist with a community event that can take place on a weekend. Weekend working is not a requirement of this role and the request would be occasional.

The day scheduled to work in Badminton Road may change to enable you to attend a library staff meeting.

Please note that you will be expected to undertake a basic skills assessment as part of the selection process. These will take place at SGS College, Filton Avenue, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7AT on either of the following dates: 20th or 24th August 2018.

This is a limited term contract for 13 months.

Age Hourly rate Annual salary
Aged 25+ £7.83 £15,106
Aged 21-24 £7.38 £14,238
Aged 18-20 £5.90 £11,383
Under 18 £4.20 £8,103

Salary: NMW

Vacancy Ref: SGC1275/828/BB

Closing date: 15th August 2018

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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