Non Clinical - Library Assistant Apprentice

  • Salary £9,405 per annum, pro-rata
  • Closing Date 06/10/2022
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade Apprenticeship
  • Job ref 223-LAA-885
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Apprenticeship: 21 months
  • Hours Part time - 30 hours per week

Job overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and highly motivated individual to join our Library Service team at The Princess Royal Hospital.  The main focus of the role is to assist the Site Librarian in the provision and promotion of high quality library and information services for all Trust staff in order to support the highest standards of clinical care, education, training and research.

The successful applicant must have a high level of computer literacy and have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and good interpersonal, organisational and customer care skills and have a flexible approach to a varied workload.

As a Library Assistant Apprentice the individual must develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to achieve the apprenticeship and become a competent team member.  They must proactively take responsibility for their learning and development, utilising the support available within work and from the training provider and agree to and work towards their training plan to achieve the Level 3 Library, Information and Archive Assistant Apprenticeship within the specified timescale. 


Main duties of the job

The successful post holder will provide the first line of contact for all Trust staff, other library users and library visitors by working on the library enquiry desk handling enquiries, registration of new users and library induction and share responsibility with other library staff for the efficient day-to–day running of the library service.

They will assist library users in making effective use of the library services and resources by identifying their needs and helping them to locate appropriate information and documents. 

The post holder will undertake a range of general library duties which will include automated book circulation, the recording of new books on to the library management database, the processing of new stock for shelving by labelling and adding security tags, shelving stock and maintaining stocks of library stationery and publicity materials.  They will also provide support for users and basic training in the use of IT equipment and software packages, electronic resources and other library equipment, referring them to other members of the library team when appropriate.

The successful applicant will agree to and work towards their training plan to achieve the Level 3 Library, Information and Archive Assistant Apprenticeship within the specified timescale. 


Working for our organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Health Library Service provides access to a range of knowledge resources and services to help healthcare staff and students find and use the best evidence to support patient care, to enhance their studies and professional development and to support research.

The Library Assistant Apprentice will be a member of the SaTH Library Service team and will work together to provide a library and knowledge service to local NHS staff and students.

We have 2 libraries, one at The Princess Royal Hospital and one at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities of the Library Assistant Apprentice please refer to the attached Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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