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Head Of Libraries

Culture & Leisure


Blackpool Council

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: Grade NJC Grade H4  £45,648-£50,749

Blackpool Council is seeking a new Head of Libraries to lead the development of its library service.

Blackpool's Libraries Ambition Plan recognises libraries are at the heart of our community: playing a vital role in promoting literacy; delivering digital access and support; and providing a safe and welcoming place where residents can access information and participate in learning and culture.

We are looking for a dynamic leader who is passionate about libraries and able to deliver the best possible outcomes for Blackpool’s diverse communities. These are exciting times for shaping the future direction of the library service, working with the Arts Council and stakeholders to develop an innovative Blackpool Cultural Partnership and strategy. 

About you:

  • You have a vision for the positive impact that libraries have in supporting and engaging with communities. 
  • You have a strong track record of managing teams through change and delivering effective services through partnership working.
  • You are capable of developing and implementing compelling cases for investment.

We offer:

  • Flexible working and competitive pay
  • Local Government Pension scheme
  • An attractive relocation package (terms and conditions apply)

For an informal discussion please contact: Peter Legg, Head of Economic & Cultural Services: 07917 837317 or email: 


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application deadline

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12th Oct 2022

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