Cork City Council is a large urban local authority with over 1500 employees across over 40 locations within the City. Cork City Libraries meets the wide-ranging information, education, research and cultural needs of the people of Cork through its Central Library, its network of 9 community-based branch libraries, online presences and specialist information points. The Council’s ambition is for a resilient, forward looking, and agile library service appropriate for a European city of scale.

A vacancy now exists in Cork City Council for the position of City Librarian. Advising and assisting the Chief Executive and the Director of Services, they will have managerial responsibility for the Library Service, Cork City & County Archives, and the Cork Public Museum, and be required to manage and lead the library service in a strategic manner and implement change programmes. The Cork City Librarian also has a key role in promoting awareness of Cork’s rich and diverse culture and history.

The successful candidate will:

  1. Hold a degree (Level 8 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications) in the area of Library and Information Studies
  2. Have satisfactory experience of library work including satisfactory experience at a strategic management level, and
  3. Have a satisfactory knowledge of public service organisation.

Closing date: 3pm Thursday, 30th July 2020


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The Public Appointments Service is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.


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