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A progressive employer – are you with us?

Established in 1997, the Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) is recognised as an industry leader in Victoria.

The team at the GRLC is focussed on innovation and continuous improvement. We support our employees to fulfil their potential through a range of professional development, training and career progression opportunities. Our employees also enjoy flexible working arrangements and a great team culture.

We’re proud of the strong relationships we have with our community and partners which are based on care and mutual respect.

We take our mission to heart – to provide an exemplary public library service, creating opportunities for our community to read, learn, work and connect with each other and the world.

We provide safe spaces for people to experience outstanding library experiences through our collections, services, programs and a calendar of learning, literacy and cultural events.

Our services are delivered across a network comprising of our flagship branch, the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, 18 community branches and three mobiles libraries. Our network spans five council areas and covers around 5,500 square kilometres.

If your values align with ours and you are up for the challenge of working for one of the region’s most successful and progressive organisations, we invite you to get in touch and consider a career at GRLC.

Our current vacancies are shown below. Advice about the application process can be viewed in the section 'How do I join the library team?'

Current vacancies listed below.

Manager, People and Safety

Permanent full-time (4 days a week available)
Band 7, $92,138 - $102,340 plus superannuation

The Organisational Performance and Development Team of the Geelong Regional Library is seeking a Manager, People and Safety. This is an incredible opportunity for you to work with an industry leader that genuinely cares about the people and communities in which we work. Working at the GRLC means joining a team of committed and dedicated staff who are proud to be part of a collaborative working environment that encourages diversity and inclusion in how we work and the way we work together.

As the Manager, People and Safety, you are an authentic leader, great listening and communication skills, and a keen interest to understand what drives our organisation and industry. You have strong experience across all areas of HR and experience delivering on a cultural agenda.  
With strong influential leadership skills, the know how to streamline processes, and a desire to empower the organisation to be high-performing, you have the ability to clearly identify opportunities and implement steps to provide a healthy, flexible and diverse workplace.
Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the human resources, health safety and wellbeing and administration functions at GRLC and ensure they are best practice.
  • Contribute to a high performing organisation by upskilling and coaching leaders and employees.
  • Provide leadership and contribute to the development of organisational strategic planning processes.
  • Empower your team to provide support, advice, training and guidance to assist managers& supervisors  on HR, ER & IR issues, on a day-to-day basis
  • As part of the Senior Leadership Team, engage with colleagues, stakeholders and all staff to identify, plan and implement successful workforce strategies.

In return, you will receive many benefits from us including:

  • As a learning organisation, we are committed to personal and professional growth and provide ample professional development opportunities.
  • Every single role at GRLC contributes to meet the needs of our community, your role makes a difference for our members.
  • As a value-based and caring employer, we also offer purchase leave arrangements, carry-over arrangements from the Local Government sector, local Employee Assistance Program, and annual free vaccination reimbursement.

This is a permanent full-time role working or 4 days a week depending on your preference.

Expressions of interest are to be made to Marie O’Dell, Executive Manager Organisational Performance and Development via jobs@grlc.vic.gov.au 

Please note, applications which do not address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description cannot be considered.

Applications Close COB 10 August 2021


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Temporary (3 years) full-time, 76 hours per fortnight
Band 7, $92,138 - $102,340 plus superannuation

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) has an exciting new role within our Strategic Leadership team. Reporting to the Executive Manager, Digital Solutions and Innovation, The Manager, Community Capital Projects represents the organisation in delivering on a program of best practice community-focused capital projects, including innovative new Library buildings as detailed in the GRLC Library Infrastructure Development Plan.

The role emphasises the development of effective relationships and facilitation of a collaborative approach with member Councils, contractors and key stakeholders achieve fit-for-purpose library spaces, services and programs that reflect contemporary library requirements. A commitment to authentic public participation and engagement is an essential aspect of the position.

As a role model for inclusive leadership, you are committed to Public Libraries and their role in the community. Your proven ability to build relationship at all levels, strong communication and influencing skills are helping you to deliver on tangible outcomes with a win/win approach.

Working at the Geelong Regional Library Corporation means joining a team of committed and dedicated staff who are proud to be part of a collaborative working environment that encourages diversity and inclusion in how we work and the way we work together. Geelong is Australia’s only city with a UNESCO City of Design designation, reflecting a commitment within the region to employing creativity and innovation to build more sustainable, resilient and inclusive communities. 

Your duties will include;

  • Developing functional briefs that outline library requirements and design criteria for capital projects, to influence the design and development of library spaces.
  • Overseeing the maintenance and development of furniture, fittings and equipment by planning, leading and implementing minor refurbishment projects to refresh library spaces within budget. 
  • Developing operational service models for new infrastructure projects, identifying options for staff resourcing and operational management of new or redeveloped facilities.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement while modelling behaviours in line with GRLC values.

Please note, applications which do not address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description cannot be considered.

Applications Close COB 11th July 2021

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Library Coordinator x 2

Permanent, full-time 70 hours per fortnight, x 2 positions available
Band 6, $82,751 - $89,624 plus superannuation pro-rata

This is a fantastic and rare opportunity to join an industry leader in a thriving regional community. As a key member of the Geelong Regional Library Corporation Leadership Team, you will empower and coach a library team to provide exemplary library services. We currently have two vacancies available based at our Waurn Ponds and Ocean Grove branches. 
A deep understanding of the role of public libraries, experience in engaging and leading customer centred teams successfully, the capacity to build relationships with diverse community members and a relevant tertiary qualification are necessary in order for you to meet expectations in the role.
To be successful for the role, you possess:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the purpose and role of modern customer focused public libraries
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to provide outstanding customer service to a diverse community
  • The ability to coach and develop others, monitor and measure performance and provide direct feedback in order to implement cultural change through contemporary leadership, staff engagement and coaching.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement while modelling behaviours in line with GRLC values.
  • High level interpersonal skills to build strong relationships and positive partnerships.

In return, you will receive many benefits from us including:

  • As a learning organisation, we are committed to personal and professional growth and provide ample professional development opportunities
  • Every single role at GRLC contributes to meet the needs of our community, your role makes a difference for our members
  • As a value-based and caring employer, we also offer purchase leave arrangements, carry-over arrangements from Local Government sector, local Employee Assistance Program and annual free vaccination reimbursement.

Expressions of interest are to be made to Shane Brown, People Coordinator via jobs@grlc.vic.gov.au 

Please note, applications which do not address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description cannot be considered. For more details please head to our website www.grlc.vic.gov.au

Applications Close Friday 6th August 2021

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How do I join the library team?

Our current vacancies are listed on this website. Before applying for a role:

  • find out more about our organisation by browsing our website
  • read the position description for the role
  • read the Job Application Guide.

GRLC is a child safe and child friendly organisation committed to ensuring that all children who visit our libraries have the right to feel and be safe. Appointments to all positions are subject to successful applicants completing Working with Children and Police checks.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value the contributions a diverse workforce can bring to the community. The GRLC values equal opportunity and strives to create an inclusive and welcoming work environment that represents the diverse community we service. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged.

We encourage expressions of interest and applications from people with a lived experience of disability, or long term illness or injury and people of all abilities, cultures, age, sex and gender. We welcome applications from individuals who may be returning to the workforce after a period of absence.

If you require additional support to make an application, or would like to obtain more information, or seek an adjustment to the selection process based on your specific needs, please contact a member of the People and Business Operations team to discuss at any time on (03) 4201 0512 or jobs@grlc.vic.gov.au.

Our people

Geelong Regional Library Corporation expects, supports and recognises knowledge and expertise, excellent customer service, creativity and innovation, flexibility and accountability.

Shane
Coordinator, People

“I enjoy working for the library because of the people: I haven’t met a single person here who isn’t passionate about what they do.  I also know that I’m working for an organisation which genuinely strives to deliver the best possible service to the community.
The People and Business Operations Team in one word? Collaborative. We have open and honest communication and each member of the team supports each other, regardless of the task at hand.”

 

Vesela
Library Officer

“I love being surrounded by people like me – people who are curious and who never stop chasing their dreams! I’m very pleased to be a part of such a diverse, highly motivated and knowledgeable community. For me, working at the Dome is a huge privilege. I feel great seeing people of all ages and backgrounds getting together, enjoying the atmosphere and growing our future.”

 

Laura
Heritage Reading Room & Archives Officer

“I have some really lovely interactions, especially with regular visitors.  Every day I also learn something new through the research enquiries and questions from our visitors. I never know who is going to walk through the door, or what I'm going to be asked, which keeps things fun and fresh.

All the staff here genuinely care about providing a great library service. There are people here from all backgrounds and ages, making it a really diverse workplace. I am constantly learning from my colleagues.”

 

 

TEMPLATE

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) has an exciting new role within our Strategic Leadership team. Reporting to the Executive Manager, Digital Solutions and Innovation, The Manager, Community Capital Projects represents the organisation in delivering on a program of best practice community-focused capital projects, including innovative new Library buildings as detailed in the GRLC Library Infrastructure Development Plan.

The role emphasises the development of effective relationships and facilitation of a collaborative approach with member Councils, contractors and key stakeholders achieve fit-for-purpose library spaces, services and programs that reflect contemporary library requirements. A commitment to authentic public participation and engagement is an essential aspect of the position.

As a role model for inclusive leadership, you are committed to Public Libraries and their role in the community. Your proven ability to build relationship at all levels, strong communication and influencing skills are helping you to deliver on tangible outcomes with a win/win approach.

Working at the Geelong Regional Library Corporation means joining a team of committed and dedicated staff who are proud to be part of a collaborative working environment that encourages diversity and inclusion in how we work and the way we work together. Geelong is Australia’s only city with a UNESCO City of Design designation, reflecting a commitment within the region to employing creativity and innovation to build more sustainable, resilient and inclusive communities. 

Your duties will include;

  • Developing functional briefs that outline library requirements and design criteria for capital projects, to influence the design and development of library spaces.
  • Overseeing the maintenance and development of furniture, fittings and equipment by planning, leading and implementing minor refurbishment projects to refresh library spaces within budget. 
  • Developing operational service models for new infrastructure projects, identifying options for staff resourcing and operational management of new or redeveloped facilities.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement while modelling behaviours in line with GRLC values.

Please note, applications which do not address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description cannot be considered.

Applications Close COB 11th July 2021

Position Description Job Application Form

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