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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/02/2020.

Assistant Librarian - Collection Development

Job Reference: 390-COR-1107

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Assistant Librarian
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Southend on Sea
£24,214 per annum (pro rata)

Mid and South Essex health and social care organisations serve a population of around 1.2 million people. Within the health system currently, there are three acute hospitals trusts including Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust and Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with a combined income of c£945 million. Recognising that greater collaboration across this part of Essex is required to solve long standing financial, quality and operational challenges, agreement was reached in a number of stages since 2017 to work in an increasingly collaborative way between the Trusts to undertake the reconfiguration of clinical services, supported by an "in common" governance and leadership structure. Since early 2017 we have benefitted from a single executive team across the three organisations. Since January 2019, all of our Trust Boards and our committees meet "in common" only as a matter of course.

In January 2018, the Trust Boards with support from commissioners and from our regulators including NHS Improvement, to pursue a merger of the three organisations. Subject to regulatory approval, we will merge in April 2020 to become Mid & South Essex University Hospitals – a new single organisation, having university teaching and NHS foundation trust status. The new organisation presents an ideal opportunity for you to take a leading and influential role both internally and externally within a health and social care system

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable


We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and professionally qualified Assistant Librarian to join our committed and highly skilled team to deliver library and knowledge services at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Working closely with partners in local organisations, and operating routinely across organisational boundaries, you will help to provide high quality library services. You will be responsible for the selection and development of an up to date stock of printed and electronic resources to meet local needs, and will be required to catalogue and classify all library material to agreed standards. You will be required undertake literature searches, information literacy skills training and outreach activities.

You will be a qualified librarian, with excellent communication and customer care skills, and have recent experience in cataloguing resources to MARC21 standards. You will be willing to contribute to service development and quality improvements within the library and knowledge services team.

For any queries about the role or the library and knowledge service, please contact Karen Morgan, Library and Knowledge Manager on 01702 385343.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For any queries about the role or the library and knowledge service, please contact Karen Morgan, Library and Knowledge Manager on 01702 385343.

The three NHS trusts within the Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group (“the Group”) are planning to formally merge on 1st April 2020.

Whilst your application may be for a position at one of the three Trusts within the Group, in the event that the merger takes place and you are employed on or after 1st April 2020, your employment will transfer into the Group under the protection of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations also known as TUPE.

Your contractual employment rights will be unaffected by this transfer.

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