Systems Librarian in Information Centre

  • Job Reference: 52
  • Date Posted: 10 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Bank of England
  • Location: City, London
  • Salary: £36,320
  • Sector: National
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Systems Librarian

We're looking for an experienced Systems Librarian to join our small, friendly team at the Bank of England. 

The Systems Librarian runs the library management system (currently Soutron) and other information systems such as EBSCO Discovery and Ebook Central.  They also maintain and develop the Information Centre's intranet and Sharepoint pages.  They generate regular statistical reports and provide analysis from a variety of data sources. 

You will need excellent IT skills including advanced understanding of Excel, knowledge of library metadata, and programming languages such as R or html.  You will carry out regular enquiry desk durties providing colleagues across the Bank with information they need to carry out their roles in support of the Bank's mission.  We encourage and support professional and personal development. 

About Us

We are the UK's central bank - and we are a bank like no other; known by our peers for our world-leading thinking on policy and strategy.

Our mission is to promote the good of the people of the UK by maintaining monetary and financial stability. We seek to keep prices stable and people's money safe. We know our work matters to people, to families, up and down the UK. We are driven by curiosity and the desire to do important, challenging work. 

It takes a great team to run the Bank of England. We rely on each other to play our part. We benefit from a collaborative culture and long-established flexible ways of working, supporting our colleagues balance their work and personal lives. We strive to be a place where people feel they belong and have equal access to opportunities, because different perspectives helps us make the best decisions for the public.

There's much to gain from working with us - from career defining work at the heart of the UK economy, being part of a fantastic team, and a rewarding compensation package. 

Join us and find a bank like no other. Together, we can make a difference.


Salary and Benefits Information

We encourage flexible working, part time working and job share arrangements.  Part time salary and benefits will be on a pro-rated basis as appropriate.
This specific role offers a base salary of £36,320 per annum on a full-time basis.  

In addition, we also offer a comprehensive benefits package as detailed below:

  • A non-contributory, career average pension giving you a guaranteed retirement benefit of 1/95th of your annual salary for every year worked. There is the option to increase your pension (to 1/50th) or decrease (to 1/120th) in exchange for salary through our flexible benefits programme each year.
  • A discretionary performance award based on a current award pool.
  • A 8% benefits allowance with the option to take as salary or purchase a wide range of flexible benefits.   
  • 26 days’ annual leave with option to buy up to 12 additional days through flexible benefits.
  • Private medical insurance and income protection.

The closing date for applications is Friday 31 May 2024.

The assessment process will comprise of an interview and a presentation.

Please apply online, ensuring that you complete your work history and answer ALL the application questions fully and in detail as your application will not be considered if all mandatory questions are not fully completed.

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