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Library Liaison and Evidence Services Manager

Imperial College London - Library

Location: London
Salary: £51,115 to £61,549 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th August 2022
Closes: 30th August 2022
Job Ref: ACA00063
 

Could you be our first ever Library Liaison and Evidence Services Manager? Would you like to join and lead a friendly, hardworking and well-resourced team NHS Library Team?

This is a fantastic opportunity to take on and help to define a newly created role within Library Services’ Medicine and NHS Liaison Team. The NHS Library Liaison and Evidence Services Manager will lead on strategic and operational management of our NHS services, delivered to five local NHS Trusts.

The successful applicant will use their professional expertise and strong management skills to drive improvements in our NHS library services with the aim of making them business critical and integrated into our partner organisations decision making processes.

The Library Liaison and Evidence Services Manager will be a key point of contact for senior level liaison with stakeholders in our partner trusts and will use those relationships and the networks that they develop to understand the knowledge and evidence needs of our partner organisations..

They will oversee the delivery of our NHS Library Services including the development of a programme of health and information literacy training; evidence search services, current awareness and knowledge mobilisation services. They will use user feedback to understand our userbase and actively develop and continuously improve services to support them.

Duties and responsibilities

Key responsibilities include:

  • Relationship management with partner NHS Trusts, Health Education England and other sector organisations
  • Strategic and operational planning and service delivery
  • Service evaluation, quality assurance and reporting
  • User engagement, marketing and promotion
  • Line management of the NHS Library Team
  • Resource management and planning
  • Sector engagement

For full details of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the job description.

Essential requirements

Education

  • Education to degree level, or equivalent qualifications or experience.
  • A relevant professional qualification or equivalent experience.

Experience

  • Substantial experience in delivering health library services within a higher education or healthcare environment.
  • Substantial Experience of planning and delivering programmes of information and health literacy training.
  • Proven competence and experience of successfully managing staff in a service orientated environment.
  • Experience of creating and analysing a variety of user engagement techniques
  • Demonstratable experience of delivering innovative service development and improvement initiatives.

Knowledge

  • A good working knowledge of healthcare policy, its aims and its implications for public sector health library provision in England.
  • Understanding and awareness of current and emerging teaching and learning practices.
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge of marketing strategies and their application in promoting library services.

Skills and Abilities

  • Evidence of proven strong advocacy and influencing skills.
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills.
  • Excellent team management.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • An enthusiastic self-motivated team player, who is committed to achieving team goals through cooperation and mutual support.
  • Proven ability to take ownership of problems and use high levels of initiative to respond flexibly to changing demands and unexpected events.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong IT skills.

Please refer to the full personal specification in the job description when completing your application.  Please use the criteria in the personal specification as the basis for your personal statement. 

Further information

This is a full time, permanent position.  Further information about salaryterms & conditions, including contract type/duration can be found on our website.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Simon Hall – s.hall@imperial.ac.uk.

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