Branch Librarian Team Leader

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Ranjini Panicker
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City of Parramatta Council, NSW


Branch Librarian Team Leader

  • Coach and Lead a Team
  • Coordinate & Deliver Community-focussed Programs
  • Attractive Leave Benefits | 35hr Week | Central Parramatta Location

The City of Parramatta is going through unprecedented change and transformation as it becomes Sydney’s Central City. The intensity of growth and investment in City of Parramatta means that Council, their partners, and community have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape the City’s future and ensure it is culturally, socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable.  

About the role  
This position is responsible for leading a team at one of 7 library locations.  Initially this role will be located at the new innovative Paramatta Library (PHIVE), leading one of three teams to provide an exciting range of creative programs and library services in a brand-new CBD location. Daily you will:

  • Coach and lead team members to provide exceptional customer service
  • Coordinate & deliver community-focussed programs
  • Manage physical resources and the environment to provide welcoming and attractive spaces for our library users
  • Work closely with PHIVE and other library teams to Supervise and coach relevant staff, liaise with other information and library staff

About You

  • Recognised qualifications in Information Science/Librarianship (eligible for professional membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
  • Exceptional customer service, teamwork, and problem-solving skills
  • Current technology & marketing skills
  • Excellent communication skills in presentation, oral and written
  • Comprehensive understanding and development of the diverse community needs

You’ll have experience supervising teams and enjoy engaging proactively with customers.  In addition to a positive and solutions-focussed approach, you’ll bring a track record of delivering a range of customer experiences, and willingness to give innovative ideas a go.

What’s on offer  
We are offering an attractive total remuneration from $78,860.08 to $83,327.63 (base) plus super!

In addition, City of Parramatta also offer excellent employee benefits which include: 

  • 14 weeks paid parental leave
  • Access to Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • Central Parramatta location (Public transport at our door, discounted parking)
  • Significant leave benefits (up to 12 days flexitime, 3 additional leave days at Christmas, 15 days sick/personal leave, 2 days health and wellbeing leave per year)
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Health and Wellbeing programs (Fitness Passport, Flu Shots, Skin Cancer Checks)
  • And much, much more!

Want to know more?  
Further information regarding the requirements of this role can be found in the attached Position Description. Alternatively for a confidential discussion please contact Ranjini Panicker at  

How to apply 

Candidates MUST apply online at  and answer the position selection criteria. Applications close 9pm, Monday 5th September and will not be accepted through any other medium.

The successful candidate is required to be vaccinated (at least 2 doses of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine) in accordance with Council's vaccination policy. Candidates may submit a medical contraindication for Council's consideration.

Prohibited persons as defined under the NSW Child Protection Act are not eligible to apply. A copy of a valid Working with Children Clearance must be presented at Interview. 

This position requires the preferred candidate to undergo a Criminal History Records check. A criminal history does not necessarily disqualify a prospective candidate from selection. 

The City of Parramatta supports a Drug and Alcohol-free working environment, and employees may be subject to random testing as a result.  

City of Parramatta Council embraces diversity, and we encourage all applicants; including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, gender diverse, LGBTIQ, veterans and culturally diverse communities to join Council. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace.

Please note you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident or have unlimited working rights in Australia to apply for this position.

Position Description: 
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