Team Leader Library Operations, Digital and Collections Services

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Jane Stronach
Contact Number
(07) 5475 8928 - during business hours
Sunshine Coast Council, QLD



Team Leader Library Operations, Digital and Collections Services

Category:  Arts, Heritage & Libraries | Work Type:  Permanent Full-time

  • $97K - $103K Total Remuneration Package
  • Location: Cotton Tree
  • Vacancy No: 1410

Applications close: Monday, 9 August 2021, 11:59pm

Why work with us?

There is no better place to live and work than on the Sunshine Coast, especially with an outstanding organisation like Sunshine Coast Council.

With the vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region - Healthy, Smart, and Creative, council is at the forefront of delivering a number of region-shaping projects that will see the region become a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity, along with opportunities and a lifestyle for all to enjoy.

About the Role

In a region striving to be Healthy, Smart and Creative, it is necessary for services to facilitate this vision. Our Arts, Heritage and Libraries Branch actively provides a Community Service which educates and advocates for creativity. The Team Leader, Library Operations, Digital and Collection Services is an exciting leadership position supporting the Coordinator Library Services. The Team Leader Operations will lead and manage a region-wide programme to develop and transform library services, and enable the active participation of all areas of Libraries in service development and continuous improvement.

The successful candidate will oversee core service delivery across the Sunshine Coast Library network including eight libraries and two mobile and outreach services.  The position also leads the Digital Services and Collections Services teams which provide service wide network and IT services and look after the procurement, selection and integration of all physical and eResources for customer use.

In an average day, as a member of the leadership team, you will provide region-wide leadership and management for key library projects and activities including:

  • The development of internal and external partnerships, networks and communications which transform library service delivery and drive business improvement
  • The delivery of strategic goals that achieve library network transformation
  • Oversight of the management of libraries’ budget and support for staff with operational budget responsibilities

About you

A natural leader, you will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience at a senior level in a Library environment, and Tertiary qualifications in Library Science, Community Development, Management or similar fields. You will be a successful driver of change with outstanding interpersonal and organisational skills in the areas of leadership, project delivery, continuous improvement, building teams and consultation. Your ability to effectively apply soft skills to resolve staff and customer issues and meet changing needs is pivotal to this position. Additionally, your verbal and written communication skills are highly developed enabling you to to prepare reports, planning documents and presentations with demonstrated aptitude in the use of relevant computer applications.

Our Culture & Employee Benefits

Council is committed to creating an inclusive, culturally diverse, healthy, skilled and committed workplace culture. As an employee you will enjoy a range of benefits which include but are not limited to:

  • 9-day fortnight - to support your enjoyment of the lifestyle benefits Sunshine Coast has to offer.
  • Salary Packaging
  • Pay you 17.5% loading when taking annual leave
    (4 weeks entitlement per year)

How to apply

Your written application should include:

  • A 1-2 page cover letter demonstrating your ability to fulfil the mandatory and desirable requirements in the position profile. Keep the key responsibilities in mind when addressing this criteria; and
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.

Once you have these two documents ready, click ‘Apply for this job’ and follow the prompts to complete your application.

Further Information

Helpful information to assist you in completing your application is available on the Sunshine Coast Council website.

To learn more about Council’s vision and projects, you can view the Corporate Plan 2021-2025.

For specific enquiries contact Jane Stronach during business hours on (07) 5475 8928.

Through its Reconciliation Action Plan, Sunshine Coast Council supports social and economic opportunities for Traditional Owners, the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara people and the broader First Nations community and as such strongly encourages local, First Nations people to apply.

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