An innovative and efficient team player is required to contribute to the development of Library and Information Services at St. Andrew’s Healthcare, Northampton.
We seek a qualified librarian who is able to work alone and as part of a team. This role oversees the work of all Library Assistants and Volunteers, working in the Academic Library, Patients’ Libraries and Archives, across four locations.
Working at St Andrew’s Healthcare
We’re the UK’s largest independent provider of NHS services, a unique mental health charity aspiring to deliver truly world-class care. Our focus is transforming lives through ground breaking treatment and rehabilitation, with surpluses re-invested in our outstanding facilities. You’ll find a welcoming, inclusive culture here, inspired by the shared values of our team. Everyone has their part to play in the amazing work we do – you’ll have every opportunity to get what you want from your career.
Role and Person
You will demonstrate excellent communication, IT and customer service skills and will be able to engage with all our library members; supporting them in their recreational learning, educational and vocational needs.
St Andrew’s cares for a wide range of patients with mental ill-health, learning disabilities, brain injuries, autism spectrum disorders and other neurological conditions, and much of the work in the Library Service is patient-focused.You will interact sensitively and respectfully with all patients and contribute to transforming their lives.
Previous experience working in a health library is desirable. Full training will be given in the library systems and procedures, although a working knowledge of Heritage Cirqa and / or OpenGalaxy LMS’s would be an advantage.
We offer an excellent benefits package including:
· Sickness policy on par with the NHS
· 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
· Life cover
· Car lease scheme
· Cycle to work scheme
· Childcare vouchers
· Healthcare cash plan
· Free parking
· Paid DBS application
· Access to free vocational qualifications
If you would like to discuss the post further please do not hesitate to contact Nic Newman, Manager of Library and Information Services on (01604) 616689
Closing Date: Sunday 1st October 2017
Interview Date: 18th October 2017