Head of Libraries at Blackpool Council in UK 2022

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Hiring OrganizationBlackpool Council
Jobs LocationBlackpool, England
Published Date09/22/2022
Valid Date09/28/2022
Job TypeFull Time
CurrencyPound Sterling
Gender (M/F/D)
Head of Libraries at Blackpool Council in UK 2022

Blackpool Council is looking to hire following staff

Head of Libraries
Full Time
Blackpool, England


Blackpool Council is seeking a new Head of Libraries to lead the development of its library service. We are looking for a dynamic leader who is passionate about libraries and able to deliver the best possible outcomes for Blackpool’s diverse communities.

About the Position:

The post holder will be responsible for the library service in terms of service plans and operational portfolios, service transformation and innovation, policy development, health and safety, partnership development; budget management and financial sustainability, performance improvement and management, collections and resources, and engagement programming.

  • Support the Head of Service in developing the strategic direction for the Library Service and renewing and updating the current Libraries Ambition Plan.
  • Lead on library service policy, planning, development and operational delivery.  
  • Develop services/offers and plans to ensure the relevancy and direction of the service, in conjunction with the Library Management Team.
  • A member of the Council’s Senior Leadership and Extended Directorate Management Teams, providing expert  guidance and policy advice to senior officers and members of the Council regarding the direction of library services; promoting the interests of the service at a local and national level.
  • Act as an ambassador for Blackpool, contributing to work at a national and regional level in relation to libraries. Working with various partners such as the Arts Council England, Libraries Connected, DCMS, Greater Manchester Heads of Service, Lancashire Chief Culture and Leisure Officers Group, The Reading Agency and Book Trust, developing services that reflect best professional practice and initiatives
  • Ensure the library service is accessible to all users and is representative of the community it serves.
  • Develop an active engagement and activity programme to attract a diverse range of users to libraries

Head of Libraries at Blackpool Council in UK 2022

about : Blackpool Council

Blackpool Council is the local authority of the Borough of Blackpool, Lancashire, England. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a county council and district council combined. Blackpool Council provides more than 150 services to a local population of around 142,000 people. Our aim is to improve the lives of people living in Blackpool by creating a safe, fair and prosperous town. Keep up-to-date with all of our latest news and events:

Head of Libraries at Blackpool Council in UK 2022
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