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Library Manager

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
A vacancy has arisen for the permanent post of Library Manager at the Health Sciences Library at Worthing Hospital in West Sussex. The Library Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Knowledge and Library Services from the library, including proactive frontline support for library users and the line management of all library assistants at this site.

The library is used by all levels of clinical and non-clinical members as well as students on placement within the local health economy.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will also assist in the delivery of core services and the provision of resources. This will include carrying out in-depth evidence searches, teaching information skills to library members, contributing to the current awareness service, and administrating information resources.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will operate within a team of skilled professional librarians and will receive appropriate levels of training, support and supervision.

They will work closely with library managers based at other hospital sites within University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust to ensure a consistent quality of service on all sites and to coordinate cross-site cover as required. The post holder will report to the Senior Librarian (Learning and Teaching).

This post is based at Worthing Hospital but occasional travel to other sites within the Trust will be required.

Person Specification



  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in library/information science, a related degree, or equivalent experience


  • Chartered Member of CILIP or working towards chartership or other equivalent professional association



  • Experience in a library or information service.
  • Experience of line managing and supervising staff.
  • Experience in providing and cascading excellent customer service.


  • Experience in a health library
  • Experience of using online procurement ordering systems



  • Ability to communicate with sensitivity and tact.
  • Familiarity in using a library management system and of using electronic resources in a library or information context.
  • Ability in searching online databases and/or internet and identifying reliable information.
  • Ability to provide training, presentations and support on a one-to-one and group basis.
  • Ability to plan and oversee services in accordance to service
  • Excellent written and spoken English, including report writing

Equality and Diversity


  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles
  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Worthing Hospital


BN11 2HR

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