Assistant Librarian

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
21 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking to recruit a professionally qualified librarian to join our highly esteemed integrated NHS/Keele University Health Library team. This is an exciting new role which offers variety and plenty of scope for development.

With a degree level qualification in library and information sciences, you will be a confident advocate for library services. You will possess excellent communication and IT skills and be able and willing to demonstrate a commitment to our Trust values.

Main duties of the job

As Assistant Librarian based at Royal Stoke University Hospital, your role will focus on:
  • Developing outreach services on the Royal Stoke site by proactively liaising with departments and specialties
  • Working with our team of search experts to undertake expert literature searches to support clinical and management decision making, education and research and more.
  • Delivering inductions to staff groups and supporting library trainers to design and deliver training in search skills and use of library resources to NHS staff and students on placement.
  • Supporting the team in the day to day running of the library.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this vacancy, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification or contact the Hiring Manager.

Person Specification



  • Professional Library Qualification at Degree/PG level or equivalent
  • Professional Training Qualification
  • General IT qualification/Proof of proficiency



  • Previous experience in a health/academic library
  • Experience of literature searching
  • Experience of training/presenting/inductions



  • Understanding/experience of marketing and promotion



  • Understanding/experience of in-depth database searching
  • Well developed ICT skills
  • Ability to analyse and impart complex information
  • High standard of written English

personal qualities


  • Good team member
  • Self motivated and enthusiastic advocate of libraries
  • Use initiative and manage time

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