Assistant Librarian

  • Job Reference: 94118
  • Date Posted: 22 June 2021
  • Recruiter: Ministry of Defence
  • Website: https://www.mod.gov.uk
  • Location: MoD Main Building, Whitehall
  • Salary: £27,200
  • Sector: Government
  • Job Type: Permanent, Part-time, Full-time

Job Description

Summary

The post holder will supply information, dissemination, procurement and resource training into a specific customer base within MoD Main Building, Whitehall. As a qualified librarian, the position will be in a library structure which will also include library desk shifts, projects and professional development.

This position is advertised at 37 hours per week

Salary is £27,200 plus London Weighting allowance. 


Job description

You will be adept at internet searching to conduct current awareness services. In addition, you will be a communicator who is happy to lead on information skills sessions for our customer base. These may be in person or via Microsoft Teams. While good IT skills will be paramount excellent communication skills are essential and the ability to discuss information provision with a wide range of customers will assist in being successful in the role.

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

Responsibilities

Supplying a time critical information service into the customer via the internet and IT infrastructure. Train customers and embed in their teams where needed. Conduct roving librarian services, as well as conducting shifts in the Whitehall Library.

The capability to deliver at pace and concentrate on a specific task will be beneficial. However, all training will be given which may include off site residential sessions.

Qualifications

You must have a Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) approved qualification or an overseas qualification recognised by CILIP as equivalent. Alternatively, you will have achieved CILIP certification (ACLIP) and have equivalent experience of professional information work or have an NVQ level 4 (or equivalent) in library and information studies plus experience of professional information work.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

Leadership
Managing a Quality Service
Making Effective Decisions
Communicating and Influencing
Changing and Improving

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

1. GKIM Skill 2 Acquiring, managing and organising knowledge and information-Level 2: Practitioner

Benefits

• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension

Posts based in London will attract the relevant London weighting

For more information and to apply, please click on the Apply button.

Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 26th July 2021