Assistant Librarian

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


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Job overview

We are looking for a qualified librarian who is enthusiastic about working in the NHS. You will provide high quality evidence to our staff and students to enable their work and equip with them with the skills to find the best information.

You will have the ability to understand staff needs and develop relationships. Team work, communication and the ability to muck in is crucial. We are a dynamic, forward thinking and supportive team who like a challenge and you must be able to thrive in this type of environment - this is not a role for a shrinking violet

Main duties of the job

You will provide tailored training

conduct evidence searches, promote the library, undertake improvement projects, and assist with the day to day activities of the service.

A first degree or postgraduate qualification in librarianship/information science or equivalent Chartership (CILIP) is essential.

Experience of working in a customer facing role in a library, teamwork, delivery of training and conduction literature reviews is required.

You will need self motivation, good communication, organisational, analytical and IT skills.

About us

We are a dynamic and supportive team committed to providing the best service to our users.

Our strong team ethos means that while we work hard, are very supportive and understand know how fun is an important part of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Information skills training

Induction sessions

Literature searches.

Information enquiry work.

Management of the Library Twitter account

Promotion of the Library service

Improvement projects

Support the team in the day to day running of the library

Communications and working relationships include

Staff and students

Library & Knowledge Services team and Other NHS libraries, higher education, and local healthcare providers.

Person Specification



  • Enthusiasm and motivation for work in NHS Libraries
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Able to cope under pressure
  • Able to take personal responsibility



  • Excellent presentational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to develop new professional relationships and work with colleagues from a range of professional backgrounds
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work with minimal guidance
  • Ability to analyse complex information
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Use of social media in a professional context


  • Knowledge of NHS Library & Knowledge Services



  • Working in a library in a customer facing role
  • Have undertaken research / literature searches/ reviews either professionally or as part of academic qualification ( e.g. dissertation)
  • Teaching or training - formally or informally
  • Presenting to groups


  • Working in a healthcare library



  • First degree or postgraduate qualification in librarianship/information science or equivalent Chartership (CILIP)


  • Training/Teaching qualification

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/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.

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Gloucester Royal Hospital



Employer's website

Date posted

16 April 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£24,907 to £30,615 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Gloucester Royal Hospital



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