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.