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Libraries Manager

Wollongong City Council

Date posted: April 2, 2024

Closes: May 02, 2024

Libraries Manager
Permanent Full Time
Salary upto $161,049.95 per annum plus superannuation and option of a motor vehicle equalisation allowance ($10,450pa) OR a lease for private use of a motor vehicle.
(Salary package will be assessed based on skills, experience and qualifications)

At Wollongong City Council we have a steadfast commitment to creating an Extraordinary Wollongong. We are in an exciting period of transformation and focused on delivering exceptional services, infrastructure and facilities for our community.

Our strength is the diversity of our people. Together our responsibility is to create an inclusive place where everyone is welcome, valued and belongs. We lead with courage, openness and curiosity. Our conversations and actions celebrate diversity, inclusion and belonging. Learn more about us here.

About the position

Are you ready to lead an innovative and inclusive library service for the vibrant Wollongong community? As the Wollongong City Libraries Manager, you will spearhead planning, development, and delivery of exceptional library services across seven library sites and virtual platforms. Your role will be pivotal in fostering a collaborative team culture, driving strategic outcomes, and contributing to an extraordinary Wollongong.

You will:
- Lead and manage Wollongong City Libraries, shaping organisational culture and fostering positive working relationships.
- Ensure that Wollongong City Libraries is a vibrant, modern and future focused service
- Strategically plan and develop library services in alignment with Council's goals, monitoring external trends and legislation.
- Manage diverse teams, engage stakeholders, and oversee financial activities, including budgeting and income generation.
- Uphold high service quality and customer satisfaction, ensuring compliance with standards and regulations.
- Drive organisational change and lead complex library projects, collaborating regionally and statewide.

About you:

You're a dynamic leader with a passion for community engagement and innovation. You will demonstrate effective leadership, exceptional customer service, strategic planning, and stakeholder management skills. Your experience in library services, financial management, and organisational change will be crucial in driving Wollongong City Libraries into the future.

Benefits of working at Council:

  • We provide flexible working arrangements such as hybrid working and flex- you just need to ask!
  • We are value-led, support and encourage personal and professional growth, recognise and reward performance and embrace change.
  • We provide generous leave provisions including 5 weeks annual leave per year of service
  • Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • We are committed to providing a safe working environment for all, (everyone, every day and everywhere) and make available wellbeing programs to support mental, physical and social wellbeing of our staff to be at their best.
  • Access to Fitness Passport
  • Laptop provided with position.


  • For more information, click on Apply to be redirected to Wollongong City Council's E-recruitment site.
  • You will be prompted through the application to answer the essential requirements as outlined on Page 3
  • ContactSarah Taylor, Manager Libraries and Community Facilities on (02) 4227 7577 for questions related to the job

Applications close 11:59pm, Sunday 21 April 2024

We encourage applications from everyone regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, faith, disability or gender identity. People with disability are encouraged to reach out so they can be supported in recruitment processes, to enable them to demonstrate their skills and capabilities to meet the requirements of the job.

Wollongong Council adheres to the principles of a child safe organisation and is committed to the care and protection of all children and young people in the community.

Applicants are required to undergo a rigorous employment screening process which will include Reference, Identity and Medical History Checks, and may also include a Criminal History and Working with Children Check. Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks.

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