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Branch Manager Knox

Senior Branch Manager Knox Library (Westfield Shopping Centre)
Band 6 [Level A-C]
Permanent Full Time 38 hours per week
Salary $92,094 to $100,579 + superannuation

About the Opportunity

As the Branch Manager Knox, you would be:

  • Planning, coordinating, and managing one of our busiest libraries.
  • Leading a team to deliver high-quality library services to the Knox community.  
  • Part of our senior management team.
  • Helping our Corporate Management Team to develop collections, resources, programs and events that meet the needs of the Knox community and our broader region.

About You

  • A natural and dynamic leader.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Interested in a versatile role that challenges you.
  • Committed to operating within a high-level customer service culture.
  • Always happy to give it a go- try new things – and sometimes fail, but in a supportive environment.
  • Ability to manage, motivate and mentor staff.
  • Experience in managing a very busy public library or similar organisation and/or equivalent retail outlet.

How to apply  

All applicants should read the Cover LetterPosition Description and Conditions of Employment before applying. 

Application Process

Applications can only be made online. Hard copy applications will not be considered.


1. Complete the Microsoft Application Form here 

The Application Form focuses on: 

      • Your Personal Details 
      • Provides an opportunity to introduce yourself via cover letter 
      • Selection Questions

2. Upload a resume (no more than 3 pages) about you here

      • The last three years of your career.
      • Key highlights of your career
      • Your skills, not limited just to library skills
      • Extracurricular activities with associations, charities, etc.

3. Upload a video about you here(no more than 5 minutes), that focuses on:

      •  What makes you passionate and determined? 
      •  What excites you in a job? 
      •  What excites you in life? 
      •  Why do you think ERL might be a good fit for you? 

Closing date & time

Applications close noon Thursday 5 November 2020 .

Specific enquiries about the application process, Position Description and Conditions of Employment can be directed to: 

Christine Smith 
Ph: 9800 6402
E: [email protected]


Thank you for your interest in this position. We look forward to receiving your application.


Unsolicited applications

We do not accept applications, resumes or similar documentation outside the timelines of an advertised position. Any unsolicited applications will be destroyed in accordance with the Corporation’s Privacy Policy. Thank you for your cooperation.

Working in Public Libraries

If you are interested in more information about working in Public Libraries or qualifications / course availability please visit:

Work Experience

Work Experience is the short term placement of students with “host” employers, to provide insights into the industry and the workplace in which they are located. Students are placed with employers primarily to observe and learn – not to undertake activities which require extensive training or experience.

Work experience students include:

  • Secondary College students participating in a school coordinated work experience program or school community placement programs
  • Library related industry placement students – e.g. RMIT, TAFE, University and other TAFE courses such as Certificate 1 in Work Education
  • Youth organisations undertaking community service certificates e.g. Queen’s Guide, Duke of Edinburgh

If you are interested in work experience at one of our branches please contact the Branch Manager at that branch.
All enquiries about Community Service Placement from the Department of Corrective Services or Specialist Work Company Placements for “special needs clients” should be directed to:

Corporate Manager – Operations
Eastern Regional Libraries
1350 Ferntree Gully Road

Please note that branches only take between 1-2 students per term, depending on the size of the branch.

Volunteer Opportunities

Some Eastern Regional Libraries branches use volunteer services for Home Services. This entails delivering books chosen by library staff to housebound patrons in the local area. If you are interested in volunteering please visit the Volunteers page.