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Assistant Librarian

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Assistant Librarian
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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County Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 pa
Salary period
20/01/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

We are seeking to appoint a proactive, enthusiastic and dedicated professional to the full time post of Assistant Librarian at County Hospital in Stafford. As part of a small friendly team at one of two Health Libraries at the Trust, the role is wide ranging with opportunities for development. The library is open 24/7 and is currently staffed Monday – Friday 8.30-5pm.

Main duties of the job

As Assistant Librarian your role is to help satisfy the information needs of employees of the Trust both clinical and non-clinical, students on placement, and staff at partner organisations  A team player, you will have a relevant professional qualification alongside proven experience in a health or academic library environment. You will have excellent communication and customer care skills and a keen interest in helping people navigate evidence based resources, including delivering training and carrying out literature searches. An aptitude for marketing and promotion, excellent IT skills and an enthusiasm for developing the service are also key to this role.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Louisa Fulbrook (see contact details)  

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Degree in library studies or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working in a health or academic library
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

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Further details / informal visits contact

Louisa Fulbrook
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Email address
Telephone number
01785 230638

If you have problems applying, contact

University Hospitals of North Midlands - Royal Stoke
Springfield Building, Floor 2 (Trust HQ)
Newcastle Road
Stoke on Trent
Office: 01782 671437 OR VOIP: 01782 228396