Library Apprentice

University Hospitals B
Competitive salary
02 May 2021
12 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
"Defined by our people"

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe's largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is "To Build Healthier Lives".

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard: 0121 627 2000 and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts 0121 371 8280.

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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust has a vacancy for a Library Apprentice at Solihull Hospital. The post is a fresh exciting opportunity to learn new skills and become part of the Trust Library and Knowledge Services.

As the "front of house" contact you need to be versatile and respond to a range of enquiries, promoting library services and referring to appropriate library staff. The ability to be flexible and adaptable in dealing with both library users and a range of library resources is also required for the post.

You will be required to work closely with other team members in providing an efficient enquiry and document supply service, maintaining the book and journal collection on a daily basis and providing assistance to library users. Being a team player is important together with good interpersonal skills. You will need to be adept at prioritising tasks when the library is busy.

The post is an apprenticeship, and as such requires you to study with our educational provider LMP Education, alongside duties in the library. You will need to be highly motivated and able to work on your own initiative. Good literacy and numeracy skills are essential, as well as experience using Microsoft Office packages and the internet. This is a varied and exciting role and is ideal for anyone passionate about developing a career in libraries.

There is no age limit to apply. We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate they have a genuine interest and passion for the apprenticeship role. The candidate will study and complete the Library, Information And Archive Services Assistant level 3 Standard. The course will consist of both on and off-the-job learning.

To Apply:

Maths and English GCSE "Grade C / Grade 4" or aboveORFunctional Skills Level 2 certificate in both English and MathsORan equivalent qualification (e.g. o'levels, CSEs, A-levels, etc.)

Have a geuine interest and passion for working in a Library.

For more information about the role, please contact:

Laura Walsh: 0121 424 4196

For more information about the apprenticeship, please contact:

(The Team is currently working from home, so you if you would like to be contacted via telephone, please email us with your contact details and someone will get back to you)

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All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc. will be given.

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