Program Leader Libraries

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Jane Grace, Manager Libraries & Social Development
Contact Number or 0409 413 707
City of Kingston, VIC


Program Leader Libraries

  • Kingston City Council - Cheltenham, VIC
  • Education, Childcare & Training
  • Source: uWorkin

Job Description


Program Leader, Libraries

Kingston Libraries (permanent full time)

Kingston Libraries has a brand new, innovative Senior Leadership role for a motivated self-driven professional who wants to make a difference to Kingston libraries.

About Us

The City of Kingston is south-east of Melbourne and is approximately 20km from Melbourne's CBD. We employ over 1,450 people in a diverse range of roles including engineering, customer service, administration, finance, family, youth and children's services, sport and recreation, health, parks and gardens, planning, arts and management.

Kingston Libraries are part of the Social Development Team at Kingston City Council.

Council operates nine public library branches, with major sites at Chelsea, Cheltenham, Parkdale and Westall, and minor sites at Clarinda, Dingley Village, Highett, Moorabbin and Patterson Lakes.

Branch Libraries are the delivery point for library services and form important partnerships with local community groups, organisations, schools, and work with Member Council departments to provide collections, programs and services to achieve the library's vision of a thriving and connected community with equal opportunities for people to engage in life-long learning and achieve personal success.

The role

Kingston Libraries is seeking a full time Program Leader, Libraries. This Senior Leadership role, strategically guided by the Manager Libraries and Social Development, is responsible for providing and managing library services to the community that aligns with the adopted Library Strategy vision.

Working closely with Team Leaders and Coordinators your role is to:

  • Provide leadership and direction within Council’s Library services on matters relating to programs/projects, partnerships, assets, equipment, marketing, home library and customer engagement activities
  • Manage the Library teams, enhancing and developing their capacity and expertise, develop and implement appropriate projects and programs to support delivery of the Library strategy
  • Proactively contribute to library strategic planning and ensure the alignment to Council commitments, priorities and budgets
  • Review and design inclusive and accessible libraries services, with a focus on innovative programming and marketing
  • Establish a mechanism for community consultation and facilitate ongoing service evaluation and community engagement processes


The Program Leader will provide high-level advice, involvement in strategic planning, policy/procedure development, brokering beneficial partnerships, resource management, agile project management and program delivery within the library service.

About You

With your proven leadership and high-level communication skills, you will have extensive experience in public libraries, and a proven track record upholding and maintaining standards and processes. In addition to this you will have a sound understanding of complex issues and an aptitude for creative problem solving.

You are both innovative and creative and experimental with new ideas. The role requires the successful candidate to have strong analytical decision-making skills. We are looking for a high energy individual who empowers others and has the drive and ambition to succeed.

What We Can Offer

As an employee of the City of Kingston you will have access to ongoing professional development and a range of employee benefits designed to promote a positive work/life balance including social club events, wellbeing initiatives, discounted gym membership and health insurance. The City of Kingston offers flexible working arrangements including access to a planned day off every four weeks.

How To Apply

If you have the skills, abilities and attitude to take on this position click on the Apply button to submit your application. If you require further information after reviewing the position description available to download below, please contact Jane Grace, Manager Libraries & Social Development at or 0409 413 707.

Kingston values diversity and is committed to creating a workplace where all employees can be their true self every day. We are a child safe and an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from wide-ranging backgrounds, identities and experiences are encouraged to apply.