Library Team Leader - RCN00655

Library and Archives | RCN Northern Ireland HQ | £29,694 pro rata

Contract type: Permanent

At the Royal College of Nursing we're an optimistic organisation. And we've got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK - with around 435,000 members - all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.

We're number 14 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with Two Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2018 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Library Team Leader
RCN Northern Ireland, 21 hours, Permanent

As our Library Team Leader for our RCN Northern Ireland, Professional Development Department, you'll use your positive attitude and your excellent customer service skills to support our members.

Every day will be filled with possibilities as you find new ways to manage and support the development of your service. Taking care of our members will be your primary role, but you'll also see the possibilities that new members can bring. A key part of what you do will be to suggest innovative approaches to grow our membership.

A key part of what you do will be to deliver information literacy sessions using effective presentation skills. You will also develop productive relationships within and outside the team. This role requires you to have experience of using electronic resources and Library Management Systems.

What we offer you

We expect you to look after our members and your customers. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. 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.

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.

As well as exceptional customer service, to join us you'll need an in-depth knowledge of health and safety in a library and archive context. You will be expected to work creatively to ensure library services are modern, responsive and flexible to meet the needs of our members.

The ability to foster strong professional relationships and encourage close collaboration between departments is at the heart of this role.

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.

For more information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Rita Devlin, Head of Professional Development on 02890384600.

For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, please contact

Closing Date: Midnight on 25 March 2018

Assessment Centre: 18 April 2018

Interview Date: 9 May 2018

The RCN is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as men and Protestants are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from men and from the Protestant community. All appointments will be made on merit.

Interview date: 2018-05-09

Contracted hours: 21

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