Librarian

Closing Date: 8th August 2019 (this position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified, so do not delay submitting you application).

Role Purpose

Edinburgh Central Mosque is seeking a dedicated and experienced part-time Librarian to join its team of staff. We serve the local Muslims Community in Edinburgh, the Lothians and surrounding areas and have a dedicated library situation within the Mosque. Our collection consists mainly of traditional religious texts in Arabic and English, as well as a smaller collection of texts in Urdu and other languages.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in cataloguing and organising the current collections of texts
  • Maintain a library inventory of current collections
  • Assist the public in finding reference materials or text they would like to read
  • Supervise the Library during its public open hours.
  • Collect data and information on newly published material that might be added to our current collection, replacing older publication with newer editions or securing hard-to-find texts that are frequently requested by our community and service users.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Fluency in both Arabic and English
  • Ability to talk to people from all walks of life and background
  • Great verbal communication skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Experience of working in similar roles

Person Specification/Requirements

  • Fluency in English
  • Intermediate level in Arabic; fluency in desirable
  • Ability to talk to people from all walks of life and background
  • Great verbal communication skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Experience of working in similar roles

Hours, Days of Work and Pay Rate:

Employment is on a part-time basis at 19 hours per week Monday – Saturday. The hourly rate for this position starts at £9.00 per hour.

Interested applicants should fill the attached application form and send it along with an updated CV including relevant employment and educational background, in addition to contact details of two references to [email protected]

Click here to download our full application pack to apply.