A JOB for a new libraries manager in Oxfordshire could pay more than £60,000 a year.

Oxfordshire County Council, which manages all public libraries in the county, is looking to for an 'interim' manager for the library service, which could pay between £60,000 and £66,000, according to the council's own website.

A spokesman for the council said its current libraries manager was leaving to relocate and an interim manager was needed while the search for a permanent boss takes place.

There are several different adverts for the role online with some recruitment sites claiming it will pay as much as £500 a day, and others stating it is for six months only.

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But the council has confirmed 'there is only one vacancy to be filled'.

Because of extra spending during the pandemic, the council has paused recruitment for some vacant posts.

But its deputy leader Judith Heathcoat had said during an August cabinet meeting this was not the same as a recruitment freeze where all staff vacancies are put on hold.

The council spokesman added: "Libraries are a key council service and our network of libraries and the staff and volunteers need a manager in place."