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Library Lead - Norfolk Community

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is looking for a motivated, independent information professional to manage and deliver library services to Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust.

As our Library Lead for Norfolk Community you will act as library lead and main point of contact for CPFT Libraries in their service delivery to NCHC staff.

Main duties of the job

Working with staff at our Fulbourn and Peterborough locations, you will establish and deliver a comprehensive range of knowledge and evidence based resources and services that will meet the needs of a broadly spread community-based NHS Trust.

This will include offering staff access to the resources and expertise of the existing library services in Fulbourn and Peterborough as well as developing bespoke services to meet the needs of Norfolk-based staff both at a distance and in person.

The post holder will support the Knowledge, Library and Information Manager in the development and delivery of the Library Strategy and the development of Norfolk-specific operational and implementation plans, as well as acting as the library's lead and point of contact for the management and administration of budget, resources, services, and statistics relating to Norfolk library services.

About us

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting andempowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services, not only via inpatient and primary care settings, but also within the community. These services include children's, adult and older people's mental health, forensic and specialist mental health, learning disabilities, primary care and liaison psychiatry, substance misuse, social care, research and development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high-calibre candidates who share our vision and values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including people with long term conditions and members of our ethnic minority and LGBTQ+ communities.

Regrettably, we cannot offer sponsorship for all our job roles. If you apply for a role that we cannot offer sponsorship for, unfortunately, your application form will be rejected from the process.

For further information on CPFT, please visit our website at

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.

Library Service and Outreach

1. Lead on the development and implementation of evidence-based library services for the staff of Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust.

2. Manage library services in Norfolk, ranging from front-line duties such as document supply and literature searches up to determining service direction and liaising with NCHC leadership and executives.

3. Represent library services at exhibitions, promotional events, professional events, and board and leadership meetings with Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust.

4. Work with stakeholders across Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust to coordinate, develop, and direct the work of library services, and to shape that work to the needs to Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust.

5. Support research activities of Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust through the provision of literature searches, support with systematic reviews, copyright advice, and assistance with resources relating to publication.

Resources and Inter Library Loan

6. Administer e-resource access for Norfolk Community staff, including administering Norfolk Athens accounts and liaising with library staff and resource vendors on issues of selection, provision, and access.

7. Conduct collection management and development for print and e-resources for Norfolk staff. Manage and spend an allocated budget for Norfolk-area resources.

8. Work with NHS libraries and other providers across the country to provide inter library loans for resources needed by Norfolk staff.

9. Represent CPFT library services in discussions and meetings with other Norfolk area library services.

Training, Facilitation, and Development

10. Plan and conduct induction, training, promotion, and outreach visits to teams across and beyond Norfolk, both digitally and in person. Work with the Learning and Development, Organisational Development, and Medical Education staff of NCHC to create the best training and promotion for NCHCs needs.

11. Deliver Knowledge Management and Mobilisation services to Norfolk staff at every level from front line to executive, drawing from and expanding on the NHS Libraries Knowledge Management Toolkit.

Organisational and regional work

12. Develop a web presence and accessible website either specifically for Norfolk Community staff or more broadly as part of a unified service website.

13. Manage the Quality Improvement Outcomes process for Norfolk Community library services, including the completion of the Quality Improvement Outcomes Framework.

14. Deputise for the Knowledge, Library, and Information Manager on any and all library management issues relating to NCHC or CPFT, including representing the library service for both organisations at regional and national meetings and other events.

15. Participate in regional and national decision making for NHS library services, including representing NCHC and CPFT library services in regional and national groups and committees, and working together with other Norfolk libraries on county-wide issues

16. Where necessary, manage and supervise other library staff and participate in their appraisal and supervision processes.

17. Participate in the development, delivery, implementation, and evaluation of library services, taking ownership of and responsibility for any aspect of the strategy specific to Norfolk Community.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • Degree in Librarianship or Information Science, or similar post-graduate qualification, or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • CILIP membership or chartership
  • Qualification in leadership or management



  • Experience of professional work in a library environment or delivering library services
  • Experience working in an office environment


  • Healthcare library experience
  • Lone working experience
  • Experience delivering training online and in person
  • Experience managing library services or teams

Knowledge and Skills


  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Experience with library management systems
  • Excellent communication skills in person and online
  • Advanced experience of office productivity software
  • Understanding of literature searching processes


  • Knowledge of healthcare databases (Medline, CINAHL, Embase)
  • Knowledge of e-resource access and management systems
  • Web Design / Content Management skills
  • Knowledge of critical appraisal, and knowledge management techniques
  • Knowledge of copyright law relating to libraries
  • Knowledge of library budgets, funding, and procurement



  • Able to drive or otherwise travel across a broad geographic area

Personal Qualities


  • Self organised and self-structured
  • Able to deal with challenging behaviour
  • Problem solving skills
  • Able to lead by example
  • Able to engage, influence, and advocate
  • Flexibility

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Norfolk Community Hospital



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