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Senior Manager – Libraries and Information Services, Liverpool City Council

Senior Manager – Libraries and Information Services

Salary: £66,750 – £74,019

Location: Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EW

A bit about us:

Liverpool is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making our city a better place. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025 and we need people who are driven, dynamic and ready to deliver the very best for our communities. Public service is more important than ever, and this role represents a real opportunity to make a difference to our communities by transforming the way we work and placing our residents at the heart of everything we do. 

Working at Liverpool City Council provides an opportunity to contribute to your community and make a positive impact on the lives of residents. Our values shape how we work to deliver public services, and how we communicate with the residents we serve. We care about the best outcomes for local people, through our public services.

We are proud of our world-famous thriving city with its rich culture, affordable housing, stunning waterfront and our beautiful green spaces – there’s really something for everyone!

The role:

  • A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Neighbourhoods and Housing Directorate as Senior Manager – Libraries and Information Services
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and motivated individual to join our team and lead on the provision of a ‘forward thinking, transformative and efficient’ library service
  • You will need to demonstrate experience of leadership, service development, exploitation of technology and systems, and knowledge of operational delivery of a frontline public service
  • You will be a resilient, tenacious, and experienced professional who has experience working on transformational projects that improve outcomes for both residents and the Council. You will have significant experience of managing library services with either a local authority or private sector setting and a proven track record of turning strategy into deliverables as well as managing and reporting on service performance
  • Key accountabilities include: ensuring that the Council’s statutory duties with respect to library provision are satisfactorily discharged, effectively managing budgets, engaging strategic partners in the development of projects / proposals, and effectively leading and motivating a team

Our offer to you:

  • At least 27 days holiday rising to 32 after 5 years service – option to purchase further days
  • Agile working – A ‘Flexibility First’ approach to Agile working, where flexibility is the norm rather than the exception
  • Part of the Local Government Pension Scheme – option to join the AVC scheme 
  • Progression – opportunities and training through a wide range of high quality learning
  • Health and Wellbeing offer including Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work and Travel Pass schemes 
  • Drive Time  a salary sacrifice car lease scheme
  • Family friendly policies with enhanced leave  
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Employee volunteering scheme 
  • Medicash 

Next steps:

Closing date for this role is: Wednesday 3rd July 2024

If you would like to talk to a member of the team about the role or have an informal discussion, please contact Alicia Smith via

Liverpool City Council is committed to fostering a workforce representative of the communities we serve. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe in appointing candidates based on their skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities. To support this commitment, we guarantee an interview to candidates from under-represented groups who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role. 

If you require any reasonable adjustments in line with the Equality Act 2010, such as an application form in a different format or additional time to complete your application, please contact us at

Although we advertise on Jobs Go Public and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications. Please ensure you complete your full profile, work and education history in Tribepad.

Attached documents

  1.  Job Description and Person Specification Senior Manager Libraries and Information.pdf
  2.  Candidate pack