Library Assistant - Apprentice

Recruiter
Bedfordshire Hospitals
Location
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Luton
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
16 Feb 2021
Closes
25 Feb 2021
Ref
418-LIB3824-EH
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
It is an exciting time to join the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We run two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Our 7,500 staff provide high quality care for a growing population of around 700,000 across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

This is a 22 month fixed term contract, including an 20 month Library, Information and Archive Services Assistant (Level 3) apprenticeship.

We welcome all applications from individuals wishing to become an Apprentice and gain experience in a NHS Library and Knowledge Service.

You will develop new skills and knowledge whilst working with an established team gaining valuable work experience and a recognized apprenticeship qualification.

You will work as part of a small, friendly and innovative library team. With support from colleagues you will gain insight into the role libraries play in supporting the wider NHS and obtain practical experience of:
  • Providing direct customer support both on the enquiry desk and virtually
  • Delivering core library services to our customers for example book loans & document supply
  • Contributing to our current awareness services using library management systems, content management systems and other software
  • Promoting and marketing library services
  • Behind the scenes administration of online and print collections
  • Participating in library service development projects

This is a full time post of 37.5 hours a week. During your apprenticeship, you will be enrolled with an education provider and will be required to complete your Library, Information & Archive Services Assistant Apprenticeship Level 3 - this is equivalent to two A Levels.

The apprenticeship includes:
  • Library, Information and Archive Services Assistant Level 3 Standard
  • Functional Skills (English/Maths) (Level 2)

You will be supported by the Library Team in the workplace and have regular contact with the Training Provider & access to the Training Provider's virtual learning platform. You will also be provided with protected time to develop your learning.

In your supporting information, please ensure that you address the person specification as well as making sure you cover the following points below:
  • Why you think this role will be interesting for you
  • Why you would like to work for Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS FT
  • What personal qualities you have that would make a good Library Apprentice

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you may be offered the opportunity to apply for a permanent post, subject to service needs.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameWilliam HendersonJob titleHead of LibraryEmail addressWilliam.Henderson@ldh.nhs.ukTelephone number01582497164

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Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.

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