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Mobile Service Guide

Job No: PNCC146
Location: Palmerston North

As the Mobile Service Guide you will work with the Mobile Librarian, and Mobile Library Bus service, to become an integrated part of the community through the building and maintenance of relationships. You will take an active interest in what is happening in the community, and endeavour to connect people and groups with relevant content, programmes, events and services. The Mobile Library Bus serves as both the vehicle for delivering books, literacy, programmes, and information services with regular weekly City Stops, school and preschool visits, and supports community and Council events as a partner anchor.

If you are friendly and approachable with good general knowledge and a passion for working with the community then you will be a good fit for this role. You will need to be punctual and reliable with the ability to work independently or as part of a team.

You will be a member of the Community Living Room of the City Team within the Service Delivery Division of the Libraries and Community Services Unit. This team provides services that support and enable the different neighbourhoods in Palmerston North to achieve their goals and needs. This is achieved through working within the neighbourhoods to understand their needs and desires and matching resources, services, and content accordingly. The team also work to ensure that community centres and Community libraries are developed as complementary facilities working together in each community.

As driving the mobile library is a key component of this role, a full Class 1 (Car) driver’s licence is essential and a HT licence is an advantage. If you do not hold an HT licence you must be willing to obtain your HT licence, with the support of PNCC.

This position is 20 hours per week with 4 hours worked on Thursday and Friday (1pm-5pm) and 6 hours worked on Saturday and Sunday (9am-4pm).

Applications close: 11.00 pm, Thursday 19 October 2017

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcome applications from all those suitably qualified for this position. 

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I understand that the Palmerston North City Council may require verification of an applicant's academic record. I consent to the Palmerston North City Council seeking verbal or written verification on a confidential basis of my academic record as described in this application form or in any Curriculum Vitae I have provided. I understand that this information will be used for the purposes of assessing my suitability for the position for which I am applying. I authorise the release of this information to the Palmerston North City Council.


I declare that to the best of my knowledge, the information supplied in this application and in any Curriculum Vitae provided is correct and I understand that if any false or deliberately misleading information is given, or any relevant material withheld, I will not be accepted, or if I am employed, my employment will be terminated. I also understand that any false information given in relation to my medical history with regards to gradual process, disease or infection, can result in my loss of entitlement for any compensation from ACC. I further understand that any offer of employment if made is conditional on my obtaining a full medical clearance through the Council's pre-employment medical examination or employment check.  In applicable areas of employment credit checks, Ministry of Justice Criminal Conviction checks, and visa checks may be undertaken to assess candidate suitability for a position.  I understand that I may be required to give my consent for these checks and that any offer of employment if made is conditional on the results of these checks.

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Drug and Alcohol Testing

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