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Job Reference: 408-WUTH-19-322

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral
£24,214 - £30,112 pa

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible to major airports and has excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Come and join the successful, dynamic and enthusiastic Library & Knowledge Service team here at Wirral University Teaching Hospital.

We have an exciting vacancy in our team, which would be perfect for someone looking to take that next step in their career or would be very well suited to newly qualified library and information specialists ready for their first professional post.

The previous post holder has been successfully promoted and will leave us to join another NHS Trust and has said the following about this role:

“This role is an excellent opportunity to gain an abundance of skills and experience in a fast-paced environment. I’ve worked for Wirral University Teaching Hospital for 16 years in this role (20 years in total) and have appreciated the development I have received. Since working here I have achieved my chartered status, completed an ILM-accredited leadership and management course and learnt skills in synthesising and summarising evidence. This is a supportive team with an array of skills and expertise that they are all too willing to share”.

This role will be responsible for the delivery of library services across Wirral University Teaching Hospital and our stakeholders and will also require cross-site travel to our Clatterbridge sites. The main responsibility of this post will be the development and delivery of a literature searching and information skills training service, enabling busy staff to form an evidence-base to inform their patient care, decision-making, continued professional development and research.

You will have the opportunity to work with other professionals to help achieve a proactive and enhanced library and knowledge service in the ever-changing NHS.

The Wirral is a beautiful, picturesque area in great proximity to the rest of the North West and if you need somewhere to relocate to, there is the opportunity to rent a room from the hospital accommodation at Arrowe Park.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alexandra Williams - Email Address:

Telephone: 0151 604 7577

Following your application via NHS Jobs, your information will be imported into our third party recruitment system – Trac Jobs. All subsequent information regarding your application will then be generated from and this is where you will be able to track the progress of your application. This will ensure we deal with your application quickly and efficiently.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in the application, to its third party management system.

Please note; that if you are offered a position, your personal details will automatically be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR).

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