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.
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:
In return, you will receive many benefits from us including:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Position Description Job Application Form
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;
Applications Close COB 11th July 2021
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:
Expressions of interest are to be made to Shane Brown, People Coordinator via email@example.com
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
Our current vacancies are listed on this website. Before applying for a role:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geelong Regional Library Corporation expects, supports and recognises knowledge and expertise, excellent customer service, creativity and innovation, flexibility and accountability.
“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.”
“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.”
LauraHeritage 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.”
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