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C2 Allied Health Professions Librarian

Job Reference: J221-A-21-33478

Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Defence Primary Healthcare
Burnett Library, DMS Whittington, Lichfield, Staffs, WS14 9PY
£33,000 (pro rata for part-time)

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

DMS Whittington are looking to appoint an organised and enthusiastic C2 Allied Health Professions Librarian. The successful applicant will join a friendly and supportive team. The job is working 37 hours per week. Part-time and job share options will be considered depending on business needs.

We are an inclusive, welcoming organisation working to provide excellent care to our entitled personnel.

As the successful candidate you will be part of the Information Resources Department (IRD) team, supporting Defence Medical Services (DMS) staff to deliver optimal healthcare to Service Personnel through the provision of relevant information resources in their area of responsibility. You will also be supporting individuals undertaking research in defence medical healthcare, service evaluation and clinical practice; in particular, promoting engagement across the full spectrum of information resources, through education, training and increasing awareness.

Duties and responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

• Curating appropriate resources to meet identified current and future needs.

• Promoting resources to the Allied Health Professions (AHP) community and ensuring all IRD staff are aware of promotional activity.

• Conducting literature searches on behalf of AHP personnel and other DMS personnel as required.

• Developing of innovative methods of engaging with students to promote effective awareness and use of IRD resources and services.

• Working with course designers and instructors to identify appropriate resources to support training objectives and make them available in a suitable format.

• Utilising available technology to deliver support to academic community, maintaining awareness of potential new ways of working and identifying innovations that would add value to the delivery of library services.

• Providing training to the student and clinical community to develop information retrieval skills to enhance learning.

Please pay particular attention to the attached Job Description and Person Specification, which outlines the role requirements in further detail.

We offer the following employee benefits:

  • Civil Service Pension
  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • Free parking
  • Access to a gym
  • Access to catering facilities
  • Onsite Shop

Essential Criteria

You must have a CILIP approved qualification or an overseas qualification recognised by CILIP as equivalent. Alternatively, have achieved CILIP certification (ACLIP) and have equivalent experience of professional information work or have an NVQ level 4 (or equivalent) in Librarianship.

Selection Process

The selection at sift stage will be based on the following behaviours/technical skills:

  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Changing and Improving
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together
  • Government Knowledge & Information Management (GKIM) Professional Skill 1 - Using, evaluating and exploiting knowledge and information.
  • Government Knowledge & Information Management (GKIM) Professional Skill 2 - Acquiring, managing and organising knowledge and information.

The interview will be based on the following behaviours/Technical skills:

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Changing and Improving
  • Government Knowledge & Information Management (GKIM) Professional Skill 1 - Using, evaluating and exploiting knowledge and information.
  • Government Knowledge & Information Management (GKIM) Professional Skill 2 - Acquiring, managing and organising knowledge and information.
  • Candidates selected for interview will also be given a literature search request and asked to provide a search strategy to deliver the required results.

Please ensure the required skills, qualifications and memberships are demonstrated in your CV and saved under your name.

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To be eligible to be considered for this role, the essential criteria detailed must be held in full, prior to submitting your application.

Travel to interview costs will not be reimbursed.

Further Information

We will consider requests to work flexibly, taking into account business needs.

Please note the salary will be pro-rata where part time hours are undertaken.

There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel, but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date.

As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came into effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points-based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical.

The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points-based system. Should you apply and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected, and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.

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