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Library Technician Apprentice

Employer
NHS England Apprenticeships
Location
Bournemouth
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
10 Dec 2022

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Job summary

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust are looking to welcome an apprentice into the Knowledge and Library Services, who will work as an integral member of the team whilst completing their Library, Information and Archive Services Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship.

This full-time role is embedded in our two on-site libraries across Bournemouth and Poole Hospitals and will give you an excellent start to your professional librarianship career., with previous post holders going onto work at national libraries and Tate Britain.

You will be given one paid study day per week in a fully funded, 18-month apprenticeship course which aligns with the following professional recognition:
  • Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals for Certified Members (ACLIP)
  • Archive and Records Association for Foundation Member (FMAR

Please note: There are different rates of pay for apprentices depending on your age and what year of your apprenticeship you're in.

Base Location: Poole and Bournemouth Hospital

Interview Date: 17th January 2023

Main duties of the job

Whilst studying on your Apprenticeship, your day-to-day duties will include:
  • Supporting library users in general enquiries, book loans, accessing online content, journals, eBooks, eDocs and archives
  • Market library services and events to support the promotion of health literacy amongst the general public and hospital patients
  • Support NHS staff to develop their skills and knowledge in researching, gathering information, and applying evidence-based knowledge to their clinical practice
  • Provide library inductions and orientations
  • Responsible for library administration, data entry, cataloguing, archiving, loan database management, email, telephone and face-to-face enquiries
  • Be a first point of contact for library users
  • Responsible for ensuring the library areas remain a pleasant, safe and inclusive space for all users
  • Close working relationships with the librarians to support service improvements, projects and events
  • Support the team in stock and catalogue maintenance, turnover, data accuracy and inter-library loans
  • Self-directed study to complete the Apprenticeship Programme within the 18 month timeline, ensuring assignments and portfolios are submitted on time, and to a high quality
  • Attend regular reviews with your line manager and Apprenticeship Tutor


About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other.

The Knowledge and Library Service is a large, supportive team providing services across East Dorset.

As part of the wider Education and Training Team, there are two physical library spaces across UHD:
  • Poole Hospital
  • Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Our outreach programmes also expand to events and visiting library services in public libraries across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and in our satellite hospital in Christchurch.

The Knowledge and Library Services Team is well established and encourages life-long learning, with clear career progression opportunities available beyond the Apprenticeship Period.

Upon successful completion of your Apprenticeship there will be an opportunity for you to apply to stay within the team as a Library Technician at Agenda for Change Band 3 pay scale.

This is a full-time position with flexible hours available for the right candidate.

Date posted

29 November 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£9,405 to £18,568 a year pa

Contract

Apprenticeship

Duration

24 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

153-CO00979

Job locations

Cross-Site (Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth Hospital)

Castle Lane East

Poole and Bournemouth

BH7 7DW

Job description

Job responsibilities

The ideal applicant will be organised, practical and have a logical mind.

Attention to detail is fundamental to the role and you will be supported to grow these skills as part of your training.

We are looking for an individual who is forward thinking, looking to grow and develop a professional career in librarianship, has a thirst for imparting and sharing knowledge with others with a kind and compassionate approach.

For more detail about the apprenticeship visit:

Library, Information and Archive Services Assistant Apprenticeship Standard

Our commitment to you:
  • Full induction programme
  • Twice weekly team huddles
  • Monthly one-to-one reviews with your line manager
  • Monthly Education and Training meetings
  • Three-monthly reviews with your line manager and tutor
  • Protected study leave (one day per week)
  • Fully funded tuition fees
  • Personal Development Plan and annual Appraisal
  • Opportunity for further development and employment as Library Technician upon successful completion of apprenticeship programme

Please note that it is a national requirement to have a literacy and numeracy qualification to access an apprenticeship. This is detailed in the attached Person Specification.

We welcome general enquiries and can offer an informal visit to our library for you to discuss the role further with our librarians.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The ideal applicant will be organised, practical and have a logical mind.

Attention to detail is fundamental to the role and you will be supported to grow these skills as part of your training.

We are looking for an individual who is forward thinking, looking to grow and develop a professional career in librarianship, has a thirst for imparting and sharing knowledge with others with a kind and compassionate approach.

For more detail about the apprenticeship visit:

Library, Information and Archive Services Assistant Apprenticeship Standard

Our commitment to you:
  • Full induction programme
  • Twice weekly team huddles
  • Monthly one-to-one reviews with your line manager
  • Monthly Education and Training meetings
  • Three-monthly reviews with your line manager and tutor
  • Protected study leave (one day per week)
  • Fully funded tuition fees
  • Personal Development Plan and annual Appraisal
  • Opportunity for further development and employment as Library Technician upon successful completion of apprenticeship programme

Please note that it is a national requirement to have a literacy and numeracy qualification to access an apprenticeship. This is detailed in the attached Person Specification.

We welcome general enquiries and can offer an informal visit to our library for you to discuss the role further with our librarians.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Literacy (GCSE English C Grade OR Functional Skills Level 2)
  • Numeracy (GCSE MathsC Grade OR Functional Skills Level 2)


Desirable

  • Information Technology Qualification
  • Information & Library Services NVQ/C&G
  • Literacy at A-Level or equivalent
  • Numeracy at A-Level or equivalent


Experience and Skills

Essential

  • Basic understanding of relevant legislation, e.g. GDPR
  • Customer service experience
  • Clerical and administrative work including accurate filing
  • Using Microsoft Office software
  • Keyboard skills


Desirable

  • NHS experience
  • Library experience
  • Basic research skills, including referencing
  • Using social media for business marketing

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Literacy (GCSE English C Grade OR Functional Skills Level 2)
  • Numeracy (GCSE MathsC Grade OR Functional Skills Level 2)


Desirable

  • Information Technology Qualification
  • Information & Library Services NVQ/C&G
  • Literacy at A-Level or equivalent
  • Numeracy at A-Level or equivalent


Experience and Skills

Essential

  • Basic understanding of relevant legislation, e.g. GDPR
  • Customer service experience
  • Clerical and administrative work including accurate filing
  • Using Microsoft Office software
  • Keyboard skills


Desirable

  • NHS experience
  • Library experience
  • Basic research skills, including referencing
  • Using social media for business marketing


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Cross-Site (Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth Hospital)

Castle Lane East

Poole and Bournemouth

BH7 7DW

Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Cross-Site (Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth Hospital)

Castle Lane East

Poole and Bournemouth

BH7 7DW

Employer's website

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

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