IKS BAME Graduate Trainee

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Salary: £22,850 per annum
Location: Central London
Contract type: Full time, 12-month fixed-term, starting in August 2019
Closing date: Monday 1 July 2019

Who we are

The King’s Fund is a leading charity that helps to shape policy and transform services to improve health and social care in England. We do this through research and analysis; developing individuals, teams and organisations; promoting understanding of the health and social care system; and bringing people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible health and care is available to all.

The King's Fund Information and Knowledge Service is a unique and free source of information on health and social care policy and management. We work to help anyone interested in health and social care uncover the evidence and inform practice and policy-making in a wide variety of ways.

About the role

This newly created graduate trainee post is aimed at black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) people who are interested in pursuing a career in the information and library profession. The UK library profession currently identifies as 97% white and we’ve created this opportunity to help underrepresented individuals get a head start in their information career. It’s an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative and dynamic team and to get first-hand experience of delivering high-quality, specialist research support services. This post is advertised under section 158 of the Equality Act 2010.

This broad-ranging role will support many of the key day-to-day duties of the service such as:

  • answering enquiries and questions via email, telephone or in person
  • assisting with literature searches and desk research for commissioned work or our own publications
  • helping to maintain and manage our onsite and offsite collections
  • produce one of our popular current awareness bulletins that help our subscribers keep up to date on the latest information in health and social care
  • support the events and activities that form part of the public engagement, outreach and marketing of our service.

As this role is a developmental post, you’ll also have an opportunity to take on responsibility for a long-term project as well as taking advantage of our great internal development opportunities here at the Fund. In your supporting statement, please state how this post will help you in your future career plans and development.

We’re looking for a candidate who is enthusiastic, curious and has great customer service skills. Previous knowledge or experience of health care or library services is not necessary as this role will help you build up that experience.

For further information and an application form, please email us at recruitment@kingsfund.org.uk or telephone 020 7307 2501 (24-hour Recruitment Line). Requests via Typetalk are welcome.

If you’d like to have a chat about this role, please contact Hong-Anh Nguyen, Information Service Manager at ha.nguyen@kingsfund.org.uk.


Job description

IKS BAME Graduate Trainee job description  


Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon, Monday 1 July 2019. Late applications will not be considered. 

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 17 July 2019.

Please note 

No agencies please.

CVs will not be accepted as applications. Applications must be submitted using The King’s Fund application form.

We regret that we cannot respond individually to all applicants due to the high number of applications we receive. If you have not been contacted within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview. Please note that we are unable to offer feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.