Information Skills Specialist

  • Job Reference: RCN01860
  • Date Posted: 13 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Royal College of Nursing
  • Location: RCN UK HQ
  • Salary: £37,872
  • Sector: Health
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Information Skills Specialist
RCN UK HQ (London), 35 hours per week, Permanent


Imagine being faced with a world of exciting possibilities that could ultimately enable you to support our members and help shape the health policies of the future. As the UK’s largest trade union and professional body for nursing, we support close to half a million members with unwavering loyalty and total commitment. We represent and develop them, support their practice and lobby on their behalf to make a positive difference to their working lives.

We're accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard. Our people are our greatest asset, and we want people who can contribute to our purpose in line with our values.

As an Information Skills Specialist you’ll use your positive attitude, your knowledge of literature searching and your ability to deliver high quality teaching.

It's a job full of possibilities as you could get involved in anything from supporting our Education, Learning and Development programmes to providing high quality evidence through literature searching, and develop new projects that increase our support services to members. We'll look to you to bring creativity and enthusiasm to our teaching and learning offer. It's a great way to build your knowledge of our work and develop your potential.

To join us you’ll need good information skills and, ideally, a background in a relevant area such as libraries or academic skills.

Whatever your background, you'll be efficient, accurate and show a real customer focus in all you do.

To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything’s possible.

What we offer you


We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. Our pay is highly competitive with annual leave up to 32 days plus bank holidays. We offer an impressive range of benefits, a broad range of learning development opportunities and an award-winning health and wellbeing programme.

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. We offer generous maternity, adoption, paternity, and shared parental leave packages.

Our selection process

Please submit a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this role. You may not be shortlisted if you don’t.

As a proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme we actively encourage applications from people with disabilities.

Contact details

For more information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Cathryn Peppard, Information Skills Manager on 020 7647 3617.

For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, please contact recruit@rcn.org.uk

Closing date: Midnight on 29 May 2022
If we receive many applications after a week of advertising, this vacancy may close earlier.

Assessment & interview date: 13 June 2022