Library & Information Services Team Leader

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Kerryn Jones
Contact Number
(02) 6861 2338
Parkes Shire Council, NSW


Library & Information Services Team Leader

  • Job No: PSC275
  • Location: Parkes, NSW
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About Parkes Shire Council

Parkes Shire Council is a progressive and innovative organisation that embraces new ideas and has adopted a philosophy of continuous improvement. Council is committed to delivering progress and value to our community through living our corporate values of Community, Innovation, Integrity, Respect, Safety and Teamwork. The values for which we are proud of, guide the work we do, the choices we make and how we interact with each other and the community. For our employees we provide a positive, safe, creative and fun work environment which embraces new technology with the focus on the safety, health, well-being and professional development of staff.

Council has been awarded for Excellence in Local Government and was named the winner of the prestigious 2016 AR Bluett Memorial Award.  The award recognises the most progressive rural council in the state, based on all council operations and services.

Parkes Shire Council is a changing organisation, we are embracing the LEAN philosophy in an effort to maximise the value and service we deliver to our community.  Council values our position as a progressive, cohesive and well respected employer of choice. For our employees we provide career development and succession planning opportunities across a large range of trades and professions.

In our quest for continuous improvement Council has achieved formal accreditation under the Australian and New Zealand standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems AS/NZS 4801:2001 by SAI Global.  This highly regarded accreditation recognises the dedication and commitment from Council staff to ensure safety management systems are robust and efficient and more importantly that a safe workplace is provided for our staff, contractors, visitors and volunteers.

About the Opportunity

Are you a creative thinker who values life-long learning, community engagement, and understands the changing role of today's public libraries? Parkes Shire Council is currently looking for a Library and Information Services Team Leader for the Parkes Library.

The Parkes Shire Library service has a reputation for delivering exciting and innovative programs for local communities, and this role also supports the provision of library services in Trundle, Tullamore and Peak Hill.  

This role will support the delivery of the exciting Parkes Library Expansion project, transforming the 18 year old library building into a new dynamic art, cultural and education space.

View the Parkes Library Expansion -

Essential Criteria

  • Degree in Library, Information Management or equivalent
  • Current and maintained NSW Driver’s Licence
  • Demonstrated relevant work experience in developing library services and programs and leading teams
  • Current Working with Children Check

Other details relating to this position are:

  • The Grade range applicable for the position is Grade 13 to Grade 15, for a 35 hour week within Council's salary structure.
  • The salary range for this position is $71,395 to $91,100 gross per annum (depending on skills and experience)
  • Superannuation contribution of 9.5% to your Choice of Fund
  • 35 Hour week, 19 day month (1 RDO every four weeks)
  • Employment is under the Local Government (State) Award 2017
  • You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job
  • Parkes Shire Council proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Aboriginal persons are encouraged to apply



How to Apply

Before you apply for this position, please read the position description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position. You will be required to answer the questions that relate to the criteria on the online application below. You will also be asked to attach your current Resume which should include two recent employment related referees. Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your Resume. A cover letter is not required.

Council will only accept applications submitted on line, however if you do not have access to a computer or other electronic device, the Human Resources team, Works & Services Administration staff or your local library staff will be only too happy to assist you.

Parkes Shire Council operates a merit-based recruitment process.

Pre-employment Screening

In the event you are shortlisted for an interview, and are then selected to progress to the next stage following interview, you must be prepared to undergo the following pre-employment screening processes as part of the selection process:

  • A pre-employment physical examination (at Council's expense), including a hearing and alcohol and other drugs test
  • Please include two work related referees in your resume for reference checking purposes - please ensure your referee details are current
  • Provide the applicable Working with Children Check number if the role applied for requires a Working with Children Check
  • Undertake any other applicable screening that may be relevant to the role
  • Council may also check authenticity of certificates and qualifications 

Working With Children Check

To create a child safe environment, all Council employees will require a Working With Children Check number. Applicants need to possess or express a willingness to apply for a Working With Children Check. More information can be found at

Privacy Statement

As part of the recruitment process, Parkes Shire Council will be collecting information about you. This information is private information for the purposes of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act. This information will be included in the recruitment file and only accessed by members of the Recruitment Selection Panel.

Other Important Details

Enquiries: Telephone Kerryn Jones on (02) 6861 2338 for further information.

Closing Date: 5.00pm AEST on Friday, 21 February, 2020.