Library Acquisitions and Vendor Specialist

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Wendy Carmichael - Manager Service Design & Customer Experience
Contact Number
02 4974 5312
City of Newcastle Council, NSW


Library Acquisitions and Vendor Specialist

Job No: CN2780 | Location: Newcastle

  • Are you a team player with an eye for detail?
  • Permanent, full-time role – 35 hours per week.
  • Flexible work arrangements available, including flexitime and a 9-day fortnight.

City of Newcastle (CN) is seeking a passionate and innovative Library Acquisitions and Vendor Specialist to lead the acquisition of Newcastle Libraries items across both the physical and elibrary collections. This critical role facilitates strategic library resource vendor relationships and thoroughly understands the contracts which underpin these arrangements.

With significant vendor contract, procurement and budgetary administrative responsibilities and it is essential the Library Acquisitions and Vendor Specialist accurately manages, reports and attributes capital and operational budget each financial year to these activities. A key focus of this role will be working collaboratively to support the development of sustainable community driven collections. As the successful candidate, you will have excellent communication skills, numeracy skills and attention to detail. You will be able to think on a strategic level plus foster positive relationships with vendors, partners and our internal team.

All Library positions include frontline customer service shifts across a 6 day (Monday to Saturday), day and evening roster.

What’s it like working at the City of Newcastle?

We are focused on making a real difference in our community and achieving our vision of creating a smart, liveable, and sustainable global city.  We are proud to deliver services valued by our community.  People come first at the City of Newcastle, which means providing employees with meaningful work and capacity for work life balance. As a large local organisation, CN offers opportunity to develop in your current role, grow into future opportunities and reach your full potential.  

Our organisation’s values are Cooperation, Respect, Excellence and Wellbeing which are underpinned by our behaviours of courage, trust, and pride. Together, our values and behaviours support our decision making, our day-to-day interactions and everything we do. 

We value diversity of thought, and we focus on equity in the workplace. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace culture where everyone feels respected, safe, and valued so they can be themselves and fully contribute their opinions and perspectives to the success of the organisation.

What are the benefits?

  • 35-hour working week with flexible work arrangements including an optional 9-day fortnight
  • 4 weeks of annual leave
  • 3 weeks of personal leave each year
  • 17.5% annual leave loading yearly payment
  • Paid parental leave for primary carers
  • 2 additional paid Public Holidays
  • Additional paid leave days including Health & Wellbeing, NAIDOC, and Community Volunteer leave
  • Access to a range of exclusive CN employee benefits programs including Novated Lease options as well as access to reward and recognition vouchers
  • Annual performance development plans and ongoing training and development opportunities to ensure you continue to evolve and grow your career ambitions
  • Corporate fitness program from as little as $4.30 per week that will give you and your immediate family members access to a wide range of fitness and aquatic centres

Interested to know more?

Find out more about your new career by viewing the position description here.

Our people are valued and have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. These include flexible working arrangements, professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs.

CN proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion to represent the community of our Local Government Area. All candidates will be assessed against the essential criteria outlined in the position description. Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical positions for a period of 12 months.

We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive workplace where diverse styles, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, encouraged, and respected. People from diverse backgrounds (including but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, people with diverse gender identities and sexualities, people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people with disability, and veterans) are encouraged to apply!

If you need any adjustments to be made to the recruitment process or if you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements, please contact for a confidential discussion.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

Application Closing Date: 20 March 2022.

Remuneration: $84,501.63+ 10% Superannuation per annum for a 35-hour week.

Contact: Wendy Carmichael - Manager Service Design & Customer Experience – 02 4974 5312.

CN do not accept unsolicited resumes and we respectfully ask that recruitment agencies do not contact us at this stage.

At CN we understand the skills and attributes veterans can bring to our organisation and highly encourage veterans to apply for suitable roles.