Employment Type
Contract Length
6-12 Months
Working Holiday


Job Qualifications

  • Excellent spoken English (preferably native language)
  • Good interpersonal and customer-facing skills - eager to help
  • Reliable, punctual, diligent, flexible and initiative taking
  • A quick learner, able to get on with colleagues and to solve problems
  • Able to support yourself financially and commit to 9-12 months

Job Benefits

  • This is a voluntary (unpaid) position working with a charity
  • You'll get training provided and the satisfaction of helping people who need it
  • We can sponsor a 12-month Charity worker visa for you
  • Just 21 hours per week required, and 6 weeks vacation provided over the year - plenty of time off to travel and experience England
  • Charity work is a great line on your resume / CV

Company Description

Burgess Road Library is a community-run public library located geographically between a top UK university and an area of very low literacy levels in the city of Southampton, about an hour's train ride from Central London. We're operated by a church (Christ Church Southampton) in association with the city council and a specific library management team. We love serving our local community and doing what we can to increase opportunities available to people who need it.

Job Description

• The main purpose of the role is to serve the community as a whole and each individual visitor to the library
• You will be based at Burgess Road Library during opening hours (10am-5pm Mondays, 12pm-5pm Wednesdays, 10am-4pm Fridays, 11.30am-2.30pm Saturdays)
• Aspects of the role include opening / closing the library, greeting visitors, attending to enquiries, issuing membership cards, processing books, directing people to the right place, helping visitors find the help they need in the wider community, reshelving books and keeping the library tidy, dealing with book deliveries and collections, attending to urgent issues arising in the building etc