Area Librarian - Tweed Heads

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Lucy Kinsley , Acting  Manager RTRL
Contact Number
0408 489 306
Lismore City Council, NSW


Area Librarian - Tweed Heads

Job No:LCC770 | Location:Lismore, NSW


Lismore City Council proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunities and fosters a culture of diversity to represent the community of our Local Government Area. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

We offer great conditions and our community is unlike any other – you can build a beautiful life and a great career in this region. Lismore is the heart of the area, with all services you would expect from a regional city. We’re just 45 minutes from Byron Bay and only two and a half hours from Brisbane. With its outstanding natural beauty, subtropical climate, a diverse and colourful community, close proximity to some of Australia's best beaches, a major regional hospital, quality schools and a bustling retail and cultural precinct, Lismore is an enviable place to work and call home.

Lifestyle benefits of our region


Lismore City Council is the Executive Council of RTRL and employ all staff. The Richmond Tweed Regional Library has a simple mission: to create an environment where people can discover, connect and escape with knowledge, ideas and stories.

We want to help our community expand their mind, broaden their horizons and learn new things. Whether it’s finding a great story to read, accessing online services or joining a playgroup, we are here to support our community and provide free services that make life better by responding to community needs and interests.

Lifestyle benefits of our region


This Position is based at the Tweed Heads Library branch and is a key member for Richmond Tweed Regional Library (RTRL) and is placed within the Partnerships, Planning and Engagement Directorate of Lismore City Council. The primary objective of this position is to manage and co-ordinate the delivery of an effective and efficient public library service which is user-friendly, responsive to community needs and cost-effective within the Tweed Heads local government area. That includes encouraging, supporting and advising community groups, local schools, and volunteers in the promotion of library services in the community.

Experience Skills & Knowledge:

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of public library trends and challenges;
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the marketing and promotion of library services;
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the strategic planning and implementing of library services and programs;
  • Capacity to provide effective management to a multi-branch library service;
  • Ability to monitor and control staff;
  • Ability to monitor and control resources, materials and maintenance budgets;
  • Ability to organise the area branches workload, set appropriate goals and prioritise work;
  • Adaptability, ability to respond to change, and a problem-solving outlook;
  • Ability to lead, train and develop staff individually and as a cohesive team to ensure strong focus on excellent customer service, knowledge assistance, good communication and a friendly, supportive work environment;
  • Ability and experience in the preparation and management of grant and funding applications;
  • Knowledge and understanding of effective and equitable staff rostering systems;
  • IT skills and experience in Microsoft applications and library database systems;
  • Capacity to drive change in the delivery of library products and services;
  • Knowledge and commitment to EEO, WHS and ethical practice principles;
  • Ensure that all corporate records are fully and accurately captured and maintained, to comply with legislative requirements and business needs; and
  • Undertake sustainable work practices that align with Council’s commitment to the principles of sustainability.

Essential requirements:

  • Degree or post graduate qualification in Library and Information Services.
  • Eligible for professional membership in ALIA.
  • Minimum three years in a supervisory position, effectively managing the delivery of library and information services, preferably in a public library system.
  • Australian Citizenship of appropriate working visa.
  • Current Class C Drivers’ licence.

Full position description: Click here 

Full Time: 35 hour week

Salary: A salary range from $1,505.00 per week + superannuation 

Closing date: Thursday 14 October 2021 at 4:00pm 

Contact: For a confidential discussion or further information regarding this position please contact Lucy Kinsley , Acting  Manager  RTRL on 0408489306.

Conditions of Employment: Conditions of employment are in the Local Government (State) Award and relevant Council policy, procedures and agreements 

Pre-employment Screening: There will be a series of pre-employment checks including health assessments (includes drug test) and receipt of copies of relevant qualifications and reference checks. 

Working with Children Check

In accordance with the requirement for ‘Working with Children' anyone starting a new, paid job in child-related work must apply for the Working With Children Check (WWCC). This is a requirement for this position and it is the responsibility of the successful applicant to have undertaken the WWCC and the ‘Clearance to Work with Children’ provided to Council prior to commencement. For further information on how to apply please refer to the Office of Children's Guardian website.


Our values are respect, to strive, to be passionate and to communicate. We expect anyone who applied for a role with us will be aligned to these values. Out catchphrase is 'Values begins with a V but starts with you.' We want our organisation to be full of talented people who believe in our values.

Please note:

No paper applications will be accepted therefore all applications are to be submitted online through Council's portal prior to the deadline outlined above.

We are no longer accepting late applications therefore please allow yourself enough time to submit your application prior to the deadline outlined above.


  1. Step 1: Fill out our online application form below. Once you have completed all questions, click 'Next'.
  2. Step 2: You will be asked to attach your resume/CV. You can only attach one document. We do not require other documentation, such as tickets or licences, at this stage. Once you have attached your document, click 'Next'.
  3. Step 3: Please review your application and confirm everything is correct. Click 'Confirm' to send your completed application.

You will receive an email to confirm your application has been received. You will receive a follow up email to let you know if you're progressing to interview or if you have been unsuccessful. Thank you for your time and good luck with your application.