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Library and Knowledge Services Administrator

Job Reference: 175-1819-RD1670A

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Library Service
Papworth Everard, Cambridge
£20,150 to £23,363 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff.

In September 2017 the hospital was delighted to receive a royal title following approval from Her Majesty The Queen. Royal Papworth will become the first royal hospital in the East of England, in recognition of its pioneering history and continued commitment to developing the treatments of the future. We look forward to welcoming you to Royal Papworth and becoming part of our future.

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is preparing for its move to a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC). The Administrative Services are based in Huntingdon.


Library and Knowledge Services Administrator

Band 4
Full time; 37.5 hours per week
£20,150- £23,363 per annum pro rata

Royal Papworth is the UK’s largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital providing a full range of adult services in cardiology, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery and respiratory medicine. We are the country’s main heart and lung transplantation centre with an international reputation for education, innovation and research excellence.

Applications are invited for the position of Administrator within our ‘Library and Knowledge Service’ at Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridgeshire. The successful applicant will join a small department which provides information services and knowledge resources to meet the needs of all staff working within the Trust in the delivery of optimum patient care.

You join us at an exciting time in our history as we prepare to move into a new purpose built hospital upon the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in April 2019. The successful applicant will transfer with the department from Papworth Everard to Cambridge at the end of April 2019 and will play a key role in shaping the library and knowledge service to meet the needs of a 21st century hospital.

We are looking for a self-confident, enthusiastic individual who is self-motivated and who requires a minimum level of supervision. Applicants must have experience in delivering excellent customer service and possess strong interpersonal, administrative, organisational and IT skills. Knowledge of health information sources or experience in a healthcare environment would be an advantage.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Becky Scott, Library & Knowledge Services Manager on or 01223 639733. We look forward to receiving your application.

Closing date: 17.02.2019
Interview date: 26.02.2019

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, Occupational Health Service, Personal Support (via Occupational Health), Childcare Vouchers, Onsite Gym, NHS Discounts, Chaplaincy, Staff Recognition Scheme, NHS Fleet Car Scheme, Cycle Scheme, Corporate Gym Membership, Low cost Home Ownership Schemes, Subsidised Restaurant, Programme of Social Events, Flexible Working Options and Library.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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