Librarian and Information Services Manager

  • Job Reference: RCN01452
  • Date Posted: 4 May 2021
  • Recruiter: Royal College of Nursing
  • Location: RCN Wales HQ, Cardiff
  • Salary: £40,506
  • Sector: Health
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Librarian and Information Services Manager - RCN01452


Contract type: Permanent


At the Royal College of Nursing we are an optimistic organisation who is committed to influencing nursing practice and changing the shape of health policy in the UK. As the largest professional body and trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK – with around 450,000 members – all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. We are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.


Librarian and Information Services Manager

RCN Wales HQ, Cardiff, 35 hours, Permanent


Please note, should we receive a high volume of applications for this role, your application may not be shortlisted if you do not submit a Supporting Statement. A Supporting Statement is an important part of our application process, so we would encourage you to submit one as part of your application.

As Librarian and Information Services Manager you'll ensure delivery of an excellent library service to RCN members, activists and staff in Wales, including managing the day to day service, the management and delivery of information literacy support, literature search service, development of the onsite collections, and exhibitions and events. You'll also be responsible for managing the library and information service, its modernisation and development at RCN Wales.


What we offer

As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days pro rata.

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.

To join us you will need to be a qualified librarian with a background in health libraries, experience in managing teams and an understanding of the devolved services in Wales and relevant government policy.

The ability to foster strong professional relationships and encourage close collaboration between all key stakeholders both internal and external to the RCN in Wales is at the heart of this Librarian and Information Services Manager role.

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


Please note, that due to Covid-19, while we are trying our best to accommodate our Assessment Centres and Interviews on the dates outlined in our adverts, we may need to be flexible about how and when we run our Recruitment processes for the time being.

We are currently running Assessments and Interviews remotely should we need to, in accordance with Government advice, so if you envisage any issues with accessing a computer, webcam or a sufficient internet connection for a video call, then please do highlight this in your Supporting Statement. We will of course do all we can to ensure you have the best experience in applying to work with us during this challenging period.

Please note, should we receive a suitable number of applications for this post after a week of posting this advert, this vacancy may close early, before the closure date stated below.


For more information or for an informal discussion please contact Diane Powles, Associate Director of Nursing, Policy & Professional Practice, RCN Wales on 02920 680 713

For more information on the recruitment and selection process, please contact


Opening Date: 28 April 2021

Closing Date: 11.59pm on 16 May 2021

Assessment Centre and Interview Date: 27 May 2021