Manager Library Services

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Director Community Development Diane Lawrence
Contact Number
T: 02 9978 4008 during business hours
Mosman Council , NSW


Manager Library Services

  • Opportunity to lead a high performing, agile and creative team closely connected with the Mosman community
  • Full-time permanent opportunity with a Rostered Day Off every 3 weeks
  • Total Package: $125,793 - $153,268 p.a. plus super, phone and travel allowance, 35 hours per week

About Us

Mosman Council is committed to its community, innovation, the environment and making a difference at the local level. We offer diverse and challenging work with an opportunity to deliver on initiatives that have a tangible impact on the daily lives of residents. The recruitment and selection of talented staff committed to giving back to the community is a high priority for us, as we know our reputation relies on it. 

Our employees enjoy many great benefits, including a 3-weekly Rostered Day Off for full-time staff, public transport travel subsidy program, tertiary study assistance, health and wellbeing initiatives and annual Award increases.

We offer a professional and flexible working environment with many opportunities for upskilling and cross-unit collaboration. We take pride in having a supportive and progressive workplace culture.

About the Opportunity

This position provides an exceptional opportunity for an experienced and innovative library professional to make a genuine contribution to the Mosman community.

The Manager Library Services is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the Mosman Library Service in anticipating and meeting the information, recreational, cultural and lifelong learning needs of our community.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and a commitment to keeping knowledge current
  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience
  • Demonstrated ability to think and plan strategically in a library context
  • Ability to translate plans into action, and get results
  • Ability to motivate, lead and manage staff to maximise performance and job satisfaction and to appropriately manage less than satisfactory performance
  • Project management skills, including demonstrated ability to lead, manage, monitor and review projects, and to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of and experience in corporate governance and risk management, including budget preparation and financial control, occupational health and safety and information management
  • Commitment to innovation and continuous improvement, and experience in leading initiatives that add value, improve and enhance services, processes and practices
  • Exceptional communication skills including high level writing skills for a range of publications and audiences, and experience in leading and managing consultation processes. Strong negotiation, collaboration and problem solving skills
  • Capacity to operate effectively in a political environment
  • A valid Working with Children Check
  • A valid Covid-19 vaccination certificate

The position is identified as a Child-Related position under the Commission of Children and Young People Act 1998 and the successful candidate is required to hold a valid Working With Children Check

How to Apply

  • Apply now by completing the online application form below. Please note you can save your application and come back to this later on if required.
  • You will be asked to demonstrate how you meet each of the selection criteria via an online questionnaire. You must answer all required field before you can submit your application.
  • You will be asked to upload your Resume/CV and other documentation relevant to the position. 
  • All documents uploaded must be in Microsoft Word, PDF or JPEG format.
  • For further information about the role, please contact the Director Community Development Diane Lawrence on 02 9978 4008 during business hours for a confidential discussion or see the attached Position Description.
  • Our preference is for applications to be submitted online, however, we will accept hard copy applications addressed to Human Resources, Mosman Council, 573 Military Road, Mosman, NSW, 2088.  

Applications close:   11.30pm, 18 September 2022 | APPLY NOW

Mosman Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.