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Apprentice Library & Learning Assistant *Internal Apps only*

Employer
NHS England Apprenticeships
Location
Whitehaven
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Job summary

INTERNAL ONLY TO NORTH CUMBRIA INTEGRATED CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (NCIC) TRUST EMPLOYEES ONLY

Apprentice Library & Learning Assistant

Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle , 37hours

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player to contribute to the provision of high quality library and knowledge services to health care staff and students by assisting in the delivery of interlibrary-loans, document supply, enquiry and circulation services.Based in our library at Cumberland Infirmary, the Apprentice Library Assistant will develop through education, training, and practice to gain the fundamental skills, knowledge, and competencies to perform their duties at a proficient level in the Library, with the expectation of gaining a Library Level 3 Apprenticeship and/or ACLIP certification through CILIP while in post.

Main duties of the job

Interested in a career in Libraries, the Apprentice Library Assistant will enjoy working with people and be a great communicator, as they will be helping users both in-person and online. They will have excellent IT skills, and will be using a range of websites, databases, and creating documents.

NHS libraries provide a challenging but supportive environment and the post holder will have access to an excellent CPD programme and join a strong library network across England.

For more information or an informal conversation please contact: Richard.lawrie@ncic.nhs.uk

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our policy for eligible vacancies?
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email: helpline@nacro.org.uk

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email advice@unlock.org.uk or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £18 + Administration cost of £3.85 = £21.85. Deducted at £6.85 from 1st month salary and £5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: £38 + administration cost of £3.90 = £41.90. Deducted at £11.90 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • A good standard of education, including GCSE Maths and English A-C or equivalent
  • Must not have qualifications in area of which the Apprenticeship aligns


Experience

Essential

  • Provision of customer services
  • Experience of using social media
  • Experience of working with computers for work


Desirable

  • Experience in an NHS, academic or public library or archives
  • Experience of searching databases


Knowledge

Essential

  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer or other browsers


Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Library & Knowledge Services, WCH

Whitehaven

CA28 8JG

Employer's website

https://www.ncic.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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