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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/10/2021.

Library and Information Specialist (Primary Care)

Job Reference: 833-RK-CC-543-21

(CC) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Library and Information Services
Stockdale House
£32,306 to £39,027 per annum

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

We are looking to recruit a proactive Library and Information Specialist to join a small friendly team, providing dedicated support to primary care in Leeds.

This post, fully funded by Health Education England, is part of a national pilot to support Primary Care Workforce Training Hubs. The LCH library service has strong long established relations with primary care in Leeds, and this is a fantastic opportunity to provide a proactive service, giving high level outreach support, including literature searching, training and current awareness services.

The postholder will evaluate the impact locally of the role, and will also contribute to the national evaluation as well as being an active member of the Community of Practice of colleagues delivering similar roles across the country.

Much of the contact with primary care can be delivered remotely (via MS Teams), and it is envisaged that at least some of the training will be delivered at alternative times (such as early evenings) to meet the needs of the users. Whilst there will be some regular need to work in Leeds, there is scope for flexible remote working within this role.

As a member of the LCH library team you will be working with NHS librarians across the city in the Leedslibraries partnership to develop services. Further information can be found at www.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated candidate, with strong information retrieval skills, good knowledge of health-related electronic resources and experience of delivering training to individuals or small groups, including planning and designing course materials

This is a great opportunity to “make the role your own” and demonstrate the difference that you can make for primary care in Leeds, whilst being part of an established service and benefitting from regional and national networks.

Should you wish to have an informal chat about this role, please contact Helen Swales, Library Services Manager, on

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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