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Library Assistant Apprentice

Employer
NHS England Apprenticeships
Location
Telford
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
7 Oct 2022

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Job summary

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.

About us

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 tolocal NHS staff and students.

We have 2 libraries, one at The Princess Royal Hospital and one at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Date posted

15 September 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£9,405 a year per annum, pro-rata

Contract

Apprenticeship

Duration

21 months

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

223-LAA-885

Job locations

The Princess Royal Hospital

Apley Castle

Telford

TF1 6TF

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities of the Library Assistant Apprentice please refer to the attached Job Description.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities of the Library Assistant Apprentice please refer to the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Minimum of 4 GCSE's or equivalent A* - D (9 - 4) (this must include Maths and English Language or equivalent)
  • Must meet the minimum requirements of training provider for access to the apprenticeship programme


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of team working


Desirable

  • Work experience in an administrative workplace
  • Experience of liaising with the public on the telephone and face to face
  • Practical experience of Internet use and email in a work context
  • Experience in the NHS


Knowledge

Essential

  • High level of computer literacy
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook


Desirable

  • Knowledge of Microsoft packages e.g. Access and PowerPoint
  • Some knowledge of administrative working processes and procedures
  • Some knowledge of the Data Protection Act and Confidentiality


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good customer care skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work under supervision and a willingness to seek advice when appropriate
  • Flexible approach to a varied workload
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • An effective team player
  • Flexible with the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines


Desirable

  • Evidence of effectively working to deadlines
  • Ability work unsupervised for short periods


Other

Essential

  • Willing to undertake and complete the Level 3 Library, Information and Archive Assistant Apprenticeship within 21 months
  • Eligible to undertake the Apprenticeship
  • Has been a UK resident for 3 or more years or meets the eligible and valid residency status and permission to work in the UK criteria
  • Flexible approach
  • A professional and smart appearance
  • Ability to work with VDU equipment
  • Willing to travel to other Trust sites to meet the requirements of the post if necessary

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Minimum of 4 GCSE's or equivalent A* - D (9 - 4) (this must include Maths and English Language or equivalent)
  • Must meet the minimum requirements of training provider for access to the apprenticeship programme


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of team working


Desirable

  • Work experience in an administrative workplace
  • Experience of liaising with the public on the telephone and face to face
  • Practical experience of Internet use and email in a work context
  • Experience in the NHS


Knowledge

Essential

  • High level of computer literacy
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook


Desirable

  • Knowledge of Microsoft packages e.g. Access and PowerPoint
  • Some knowledge of administrative working processes and procedures
  • Some knowledge of the Data Protection Act and Confidentiality


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good customer care skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work under supervision and a willingness to seek advice when appropriate
  • Flexible approach to a varied workload
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • An effective team player
  • Flexible with the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines


Desirable

  • Evidence of effectively working to deadlines
  • Ability work unsupervised for short periods


Other

Essential

  • Willing to undertake and complete the Level 3 Library, Information and Archive Assistant Apprenticeship within 21 months
  • Eligible to undertake the Apprenticeship
  • Has been a UK resident for 3 or more years or meets the eligible and valid residency status and permission to work in the UK criteria
  • Flexible approach
  • A professional and smart appearance
  • Ability to work with VDU equipment
  • Willing to travel to other Trust sites to meet the requirements of the post if necessary


Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Address

The Princess Royal Hospital

Apley Castle

Telford

TF1 6TF

Employer's website

http://www.sath.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Address

The Princess Royal Hospital

Apley Castle

Telford

TF1 6TF

Employer's website

http://www.sath.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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