Oxford Health NHS Trust
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We are looking for an enthusiastic, professionally qualified librarian to join our successful and experienced Oxford Health LKS team delivering high quality and much valued library services to Oxford Health FT staff and stakeholders.
Could this be you?
This post is a full time position, the hours will be split between Band 6 and Band 7.
This unique development post offers the opportunity for an experienced librarian to make the most of their professional skills as an NHS Outreach Librarian/Knowledge Specialist whilst developing new skills as an Assistant Library Manager to take their career further via in house training and access to excellent links, training and collaborative opportunities through extensive NHS and academic LKS networks incorporating the principles of Knowledge for Healthcare. https://www.hee.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/documents/HEE%20Knowledge%20for%20Healthcare%202021-26%20FINAL.pdf
Main duties of the job
In this role you will make a real difference to the lives of patients and service users, proving that proactive information services for staff can save them time and help them do their jobs better - these are just some of the additional benefits that can be realised by the successful applicant.
As an Outreach Librarian, you will work as a Knowledge Specialist and be part of the Oxford Health library and knowledge team offering information skills support and knowledge management services, delivering complex literature searches, designing and delivering information skills training using a range of media, via MS Teams or face to face, developing current awareness services and monitoring service effectiveness.
You must be prepared to make the best use of the electronic, physical and staff resources available, supporting teams and individuals in engaging with the evidence base and providing information consultancy for those unable to easily access NHS library services. Communicating and teamwork are essential for this post along with an imaginative approach to service delivery.
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset.
Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people's homes, delivering care as close to home as possible
Our vision is that no matter who you are or where you are, you will tell us that you receive:"Outstanding care delivered by an outstanding team"
Our values are:"Caring, safe and excellent"
At Oxford Health we offer a wide range of benefits designed to support your career and wellbeing. These include:
- Excellent opportunities for career progression
- Access to tailored individual and Trust wide learning and development
- 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, rising to 33 days with continuous service
- NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
- Competitive pension scheme
- Lease car scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Mental Health First Aiders
- Staff accommodation (please note waiting lists may apply)
- Staff networking and support groups hosted by our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team
What we need from you!
- A qualified librarian/knowledge specialist with significant experience in a professional library role having up-to-date relevant expertise to enable delivery of specified outreach services and with knowledge across key areas of knowledge management and the delivery of high-quality library services.
- Experience of supervision and line management with a good understanding of health policy and national NHS Library developments.
- A confident and knowledgeable communicator with an excellent understanding of IT, digital technologies and complex electronic library systems.
- A flexible and positive attitude, creative and responsive to make the most of opportunities to maintain existing high standards whilst enabling service improvement.
- A participator in professional interest groups and commitment to proactive ongoing professional development.
As an Assistant Library Manager you will support the Library Services Manager, in a range of activities in key roles which may include:
Leading, managing and developing the library team of professional/para-professional knowledge experts to ensure delivery of high-quality and efficient library services.
Deputising, including representing the Library Manager and the organisation in strategic library networks and other internal and external meetings and events.
Providing strategic and professional leadership for Trust library services, developing the collection management policy, overseeing library management systems and assets, ensuring quality standards are maintained including meeting standards required by external accreditation programmes, helping to devise strategic priorities for effective and efficient library services, compiling an annual report and managing library financial resources and procedures, including collation and analysis of activity statistics.
Overseeing marketing and education programmes to ensure equitable and comprehensive access to available resources, liaising with a range of partners and developing new partnerships and services, carrying out evaluations and participating in research activities.
Our team of experienced information professionals and paraprofessionals provides library services to all NHS staff and students of OHFT based in primary care, mental health and community settings, as well as Commissioners and Public Health professionals where agreements exist.
The library service has three physical libraries: Warneford Library (main, Oxford), Whiteleaf Library (Aylesbury) and Littlemore Library ( Littlemore Mental Health Centre, Oxford). You will be based at Warneford Library but may be required to work at other libraries to cover opening hours by agreement, including travel expenses if appropriate. Home working is also part of this role, determined by rota and according to service need, with regular team meetings and communications in person, via email and MS Teams.
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).