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Assistant Librarian

Reference number: A0500519 - Assistant Librarian

Location: Bedfordshire

The RSPB is the UK's largest nature conservation charity, and this is a unique opportunity to work in the organisation's specialist in-house library. You will contribute to the day to day management and future direction of the library and information service, based at the RSPB's HQ in Bedfordshire.

Alongside the Librarian you will be responsible for providing a modern library and information service to the RSPB by selecting and managing a wide range of relevant resources and enabling users to easily find the information they need.

You will be comfortable managing the service and working independently, as well as being an active member of the Knowledge and Information team. We are seeking someone who has enthusiasm for library and information work, and who is keen to innovate and make decisions about the way the library should develop. You will have excellent customer service and communication skills to help colleagues face-to-face, on the phone and via email.

There are frequent opportunities to contribute to organisation wide initiatives in Information Management, Records Management and work with RSPB Archives. You will work closely with RSPB Conservation staff based across the UK. This is a varied role with tasks ranging from budget and collection management, detailed research work and providing guidance to staff in the best ways to find information, inter-library loans when required, and finally being an in-house expert in academic publishing and copyright issues.

You should have a qualification in Librarianship and/or Information Management, although we are willing to consider applications from those currently working towards a qualification if you have significant relevant experience. An interest in nature conservation, wildlife and the aims of the RSPB would be an advantage.

The preferred working pattern for this role will include Mondays and Fridays - with 6 hours per day and one further day of 5.5 hours to be agreed. There may be some additional flexibility in these working patterns to suit the right candidate.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Salary starting at

£19,602 to £21,236 per annum pro rata

Hours & contract information

Hours: Part time, 17.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 29 July 2019
Interview date: 6 August 2019

How to apply

Our role profile describes the key result areas and skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A0500519 - Assistant Librarian on your application.

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Who to contact

For questions about this post
Elizabeth George
elizabeth.george@rspb.org.uk
01767 693054

Send application details to
Elizabeth George
elizabeth.george@rspb.org.uk
The RSPB, The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL, 01767 693054