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Electronic Resources Librarian - Radley College, Oxfordshire

Have you recently graduated and are looking for the next step in your professional life?  We have a wonderful opportunity to work in the school’s excellent library.

The Library

The library is staffed by a team of two full-time qualified librarians, assisted by two part-time Assistant Librarians who are working towards ACLIP accreditation and two part-time Library Assistants. Candidates for this full-time post will be encouraged to hold, or work towards, CILIP chartership.

The Library contains resources in all formats suitable for all ages and interests. We encourage the use of any resource if it can be used to push pupils beyond the existing boundaries of their intellectual or cultural education.  In addition to the specified duties of each post, all members of the department are expected to assist with any task at any time.  There is much encouragement to learn new skills and to develop or innovate aspects of the Library.

The Person

  • Flexible, innovative, able to work harmoniously with a lively team
  • Enjoyment and understanding of working with young people, particularly boys
  •  Able to communicate with users who see themselves as part of a large family
  • Desire to deliver strong customer service provision

Salary and working hours

£22,000 per annum for c40 hours per week, c33 weeks per year.  There is a flexible timetable to cover the Library’s weekday opening hours of 8.00 am to 7.00 pm and 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm.  The post-holder will be required to work one weekday evening each week until 10.00 pm, and two Sundays per term from 1.00 to 6.00 pm.  Other evening work may be required to provide cover if necessary.  All library staff participate in this rota and it is essential that the post-holder be flexible to ensure the smooth working of the team.

Holidays include the normal school holidays for Radley (approximately 17 weeks per annum), although the post-holder will be expected to work for up to two days at the start and end of each term.  

Radley College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.A Disclosure, at the enhanced level, will be requested from the successful applicant but a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining this position.  He/she will also be required to produce original evidence of qualifications.

Further information, including an application form, can be found on the College’s website