Richmond Tweed Regional Library Manager

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Kate Eastham
Contact Number
T: 02 66250411 or E:
Lismore City Council, NSW



Richmond Tweed Regional Library Manager

Job No: LCC922 | Location: Lismore, NSW


  • Full Time: 35 hour week. 
  • Salary: Annual salary range from $108,070.00 to $124,281.00 + superannuation 
  • Full position description: Click here
  • Contact: For a confidential discussion please contact Kate Eastham on 02 66250411 or
  • Closing date:Thursday 16 June 2021 at 4:00pm



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.

The organisation: We are committed to making a valuable difference in the community in which we live, work and play. We are a diverse organisation that is made up of many disciplines all working towards the same end goal. We offer a broad range of career opportunities for everyone and encourage and support our teams to develop their skills and build their careers here in the Northern Rivers.

To find out more about our diverse and colourful region, click here.


We are seeking an experienced professional and inspiring leader to manage Richmond Tweed Regional Libraries. (RTRL). RTRL is a group made up of four regional councils that oversee and administer the Libraries in the local Government areas of Tweed, Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore. This position will play a key role in ensuring projects and change initiatives meet objectives on time and on budget. Reporting to the Director Partnerships, Planning and Engagement the Manager RTRL will proactively lead the Team and provide strong management and leadership to the functional areas of Regional Library services.

As part of the Senior Leadership Team, the Manager will ensure the library management planning and performance of the organisation is aligned with the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework.

This position will partner with the Executive and Senior Leadership Team to drive a values based culture of high performance and engagement to foster a high standard of service delivery to the organisation and community. 


  • An experienced and effective leader
  • Innovate
  • Collaborative
  • Highly organised with good time management skills
  • Someone who thrives in a busy challenging environment
  • An expert communicator 
  • A professional with relevant qualifications


  • Provide leadership and effectively coordinate library management, operations and performance across the Regional Library Service.
  • Ensure the service outlined in the Service Level Agreements with each participating council is met and where possible exceeded.
  • Provide expert advice to both internal and external customers on library matters.
  • Ensure systems are continually reviewed to reflect best practice in library management.
  • Respond to community needs by delivering programs that reflect these needs.
  • Has a track record of leading successful projects on time and on budget and bringing all stakeholders on the journey.
  • An excellent communicator and influencer, who listens to others, puts forward ideas and encourages the views of others.
  • Leads innovation through technology to drive ideas, help develop and deliver a technology strategy for libraries and enhance digital access for engaged communities. We want to remain a modern and technology-enabled library network, that ensures we are constantly finding new and innovative ways to provide library services.
  • Leads their team to achieve excellence through service delivery benchmarks and is committed to innovation and improvement; and
  • Manages and is accountable for the financial, legal, physical and human resources for the team within agreed budgets, time-frames and reporting standards.


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

Pre-employment Screening: Lismore City Council adheres to the guidelines and advice outlined by NSW Health in relation to COVID-19 related legislation. 

There will be a series of pre-employment checks including health assessments (includes Confidential Medical Statement) and receipt of copies of relevant qualifications and reference checks. We will also require a criminal history check.

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.

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.