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Blackburn with Darwen - Children's Centres

Audley Children Centre, Pringle St, Blackburn

Darwen Children's Centre

Darwen Children’s Centre

Lord Street, Darwen, BB3 0HD

 

Hancock Street Children's Centre

Hancock Street Children’s Centre

Hancock Street, Blackburn, BB2 2LZ

 

Higher Croft Children's Centre

Higher Croft  Children’s Centre

Fishmoor Drive, Blackburn, BB2 3UY

 

Little Harwood Children's Centre

Little Harwood Children’s Centre

Robinson Street, Blackburn, BB1 5PE

 

Livesey Children's centre

Livesey Children & all Age Children’s Centre

Andrew  Close, Blackburn, BB2 4NU

 

Shadsworth Children's Centre

Shadsworth Children’s Centre

Shadsworth Road, Blackburn, BB1 2HR

 

Wensley Fold Children's Centre

Wensley Fold Children’s Centre

Carnarvon Road, Blackburn, BB2 6NL

 

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Blackburn with Darwen - Community Centre

Blackburn with Darwen - Community Support (Befriending)

Blackburn with Darwen - Environment

Blackburn with Darwen - Libraries

Blackburn Central Library

Community Libraries

Mill Hill (AM)

Livesey (AL)

Darwen (AD)

Darwen Library

Overview:

This opportunity will be supporting the library service.

We are seeking volunteers who are: 

  • Friendly, approachable and happy to engage with people of all ages
  • Punctual, dependable and reliable
  • Happy to work as part of a team
  • Confident in working with the public and committed to equality and diversity
  • Committed to excellent, patient and thoughtful, customer care
  • Vigilant, with attention to detail
  • Enjoy helping people

 

Volunteers will be required to provide two character references and successfully complete occupational health checks prior to starting their role. An enhanced DBS check may be required at a later date.

TASKS:

Customer Care:

  • To welcome customers to the building, support them in the use of library services and encourage them to become regular users.
  • Assisting customers with the use of the self-service kiosks and Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).
  • To help find library stock for visitors, reservations and library staff.
  • Supporting the use of public access PCs, including online services e.g. Ancestry, Theory Test Pro, eBooks and online reservations.
  • Providing general information about library services.

 

Library Care:

  • Maintaining displays and ensuring that the library portrays a bright and attractive environment for customers.
  • General tidying, shelving and sorting stock.
  • Topping up the photocopier, kiosks and printers with paper.
  • Book maintenance e.g. jacketing / tabbing / page repairs etc.

 

Teamwork:

  • Communicating with library staff.
  • Promoting library services, e.g. reading schemes, events and activities and online resources.
  • Supporting and preparing for library activities and events e.g. children’s groups, storytime, coffee mornings and talks.
  • Providing ideas and suggestions to improve library services.
  • Attending relevant training and meetings.

 

Workplace Policies and Procedures:

  • Following the agreed procedures to report faults/repairs/health and safety issues e.g. building, furniture, equipment, accidents, near misses, ICT
  • Supporting record keeping, e.g. periodic visitor counts
  • Following the agreed procedures including reporting verbally to the supervisor or manager.
  • Log volunteering hours via an on-line computer system

REQUIRED QUALITIES:

  • Literate with good spoken and written English language skills
  • Numerate
  • Comfortable with using IT
  • Physical ability to move library resources and trolleys, and be on your feet for long periods of time
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organisational skills
  • The ability to carry out tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to contribute effectively as part of a team
  • Experience of dealing directly with the public
  • Excellent understanding of the principles and delivery of customer care
  • Adaptable to changes in ways of working

TRAINING:

Training will be provided where necessary and may be in the form of peer support, distance learning or trainer led.

Age:       16+

SCHEDULE:

Monday               10am to 7pm

Tuesday               Closed

 

Wednesday         1pm to 5pm

Thursday              1pm to 5pm

Friday                   10am to 5pm

Saturday              10am to 2pm

LOCATION:

Darwen Library, Knott Street, Darwen. BB3 3BU

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Blackburn with Darwen - Neighbourhoods and Learning

Burnley - Children and Family Wellbeing Service (CFW)

Ightenhill Neighbourhood Centre (CFW)

Reedley Hallows Neighbourhood Centre (CFW)

The Chai Centre- Hunter St (CFW)

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Burnley - Community Support (Befriending)

Burnley - Libraries

Burnley - Museums

Burnley - Older People's Service

Chorley - Adult Disability Day Services

Chorley - Community Support (Befriending)

Chorley - Libraries

Chorley - Older People's Service

Countywide - Waste Management

Countywide - Youth Offending Team

Fylde - Children and Family Wellbeing Service

Sydney Street Neighbourhood Centre (CFW)

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Fylde - Community Support (Befriending)

Fylde - Libraries

1. HOME LIBRARY SERVICES VOLUNTEERS

Lytham Library - Lytham Assembly Rooms, Dicconson Terrace, Lytham St Annes FY8 5JY - reopened 15.8.19

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Fylde - Older People's Service

Hyndburn - Children and Family Wellbeing Service

Park Child and Family Centre Neighbourhood Centre (CFW) Norfolk Grove BB5 4RY

Retain - Templates -Children and Family Wellbeing Service

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Hyndburn - Community Support (Befriending)

Hyndburn - Libraries

Hyndburn - Older People's Service

Lancaster and Morecambe - Community Support (Befriending)

Lancaster and Morecambe - Libraries

Lancaster and Morecambe - Museums

Lancaster and Morecambe - Older People's Service

Pendle - Community Support (Befriending)

Pendle - Libraries

Earby Library New Road Earby Barnoldswick BB18 6XA

Open Hours

Mon Closed

Tues 13.00 - 19.00

Wed Closed

Thur 09.00 - 13.00

Fri 13.00 - 17.00

Sat 09.00 - 13.00

Sun Closed

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Pendle - Older People's Service

Preston - Children and Family Wellbeing Service

Preston - Community Support (Befriending)

Preston - Community Support Befriending

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Preston - Libraries

Preston - Older People's Service

Ribble Valley - Community Support (Befriending)

Ribble Valley - Libraries

Ribble Valley - Older People's Service

Rossendale - Children and Family Wellbeing Service

Rossendale - Community Support (Befriending)

Rossendale - Libraries

Rossendale - Older People's Service

South Ribble - Children and Family Wellbeing Service

South Ribble - Community Support (Befriending)

South Ribble - Libraries

South Ribble - Older People's Service

West Lancashire - Children and Family Wellbeing Service

West Lancashire - Community Support (Befriending)

West Lancashire - Libraries

West Lancashire - Older People's Service

Wyre - Adult Disability Day Services

Wyre - Community Support (Befriending)

Wyre - Libraries

Wyre - Older People's Service