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Salary: The Redhill Academy Trust Pay Scale Band 9, SP 41-45; £23,645 to   £26,100,    full time equivalent

              Actual salary £8,488 to £9,370

Hours: 15 hours per week, Term Time + 2 weeks

Required as soon as possible, we are looking to appoint a suitably qualified or experienced Learning Resource Manager to work 2 days a week, term time plus 2 weeks. 

The successful candidate will manage, develop and promote the library/resource centre to ensure an effective resource and information centre is available for students and staff with a focus on promoting engagement in reading, literacy and awareness of the local, national and global community in which we live.

The Oakwood Academy is working in partnership with The Redhill Academy Trust. The Academy is also a member of Redhill Teaching School Alliance and as such there are excellent CPD opportunities and the chance to work alongside other high performing schools in the region. Oakwood became an academy, sponsored by The Redhill Academy Trust, on April 1st 2015.

For a discussion about the role, please contact Donna Giles, Assistant Operations Manager, on the academy telephone number.

An application form can be downloaded from our academy’s website or by contacting the HR Department at hr[at]redhillacademytrust.org.uk.

Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Closing date for applications: Midday, Friday 18 January 2019

Letter of Application Jan 19

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Learning Resource Coordinator

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OWA Support Application Form

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The British School (BSJ) was established in 1973 under the auspices of the British embassy. 


It has developed into a truly international school with over 44 nationalities in attendance, from Foundation Stage to Year 13 (3 - 18 year olds). Primary school students follow the EYFS curriculum in Foundation Stage FS1/FS2 and then the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and National Curriculum for English and Maths in Key Stage 1 and 2 (years 1 to 6).  As of August, 2019, secondary school students will embark on the IB MYP for Years 7 – 9 and from the age of 14 to 16 (years 9 to 11 – Key Stage 4) that includes the IGCSE exams at the end of year 11.  From the age of 16 to 18 (Years 12 & 13), students follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. 

The school is set in an eighteen hectare campus in the south of the city and is recognised as having teaching and sporting facilities of the highest quality (which includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool and contemporary theatre complex) and the warmth of our community makes BSJ a enjoyable place to work.

BSJ recruits well-qualified, experienced career professionals with relevant EYFS, International Primary Curriculum (IPC), National Curriculum, IGCSE, GCSE and IB (MYP & DP) experience. Contributions to co-curricular programmes are essential. Outstanding teachers from other backgrounds will be considered if the applicant is willing to learn and work within the BSJ system and ethos. Professional development is an integral aspect of school life at BSJ with a number of staff actively involved in courses on leadership and personal development.

The remuneration package is excellent and reflects the status and quality of this internationally renowned school and includes:

  • Annual flights for employee and dependants

  • Comprehensive medical cover

  • Substantial housing and household costs allowance

  • Tuition fee remission for two dependents up to and including Y13

  • Relocation allowance for shipping

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and police clearance. BSJ is an equal opportunities employer.

To apply, please complete the online application form by visiting: https://bsj.hbcareers.com/hboss-sb-api/job/33866

Application closing date: 21 January 2019.

Applications are reviewed as soon as received and we reserve the right to appoint outstanding candidates before the closing date.

2019 Head of Libraries

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Head of Library Services, Queen Elizabeth's Barnet

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Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet 
Head of Library Services
Location: North London (High Barnet)

One of the country's leading academic schools, Queen Elizabeth's Barnet blends a distinctive heritage and proud traditions with an innovative, forward-looking approach to providing a state education like no other to 1,250 boys aged 11-18. 

The School is seeking to appoint a Head of Library Services to lead the well-resourced and heavily-used Queen's Library, located in the heart of the campus. The successful candidate will work with senior staff to promote reading and to support teaching and learning. There will also be an opportunity to develop a strategy for the enhancement of the School's archive.

Previous experience of working in a school-setting may be an advantage, but is not an essential requirement.

During term-time the Head of Library Services will work from 8am to 5pm (with appropriate breaks); s/he will not need to be on site during the school's holidays apart from 10 days during the summer. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience within the range of £28-£33K p.a.

Further details and an application form are available on the School's website:  http://www.qebarnet.co.uk/staff_vacancies

Deadline is Monday 28th January 2019.

Application Form for Support Staff Posts

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Candidate brief - Head of Library Services January 2019

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Queen Elizabeth's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

The Perse School, Librarian

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The Perse School, Cambridge
Librarian (full-time, term time)

The Perse is one of the country's leading co-educational independent day schools, providing a high quality education to pupils aged 3 – 18 in Cambridge. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Librarian with a strong interest in children's literature and experience of managing a library, ideally within an educational setting.

The Librarian will be responsible for the development, management, and promotion of the school library as an essential learning environment for all students and staff. The Librarian plays a key role in providing individualised service, encouraging reading for pleasure, facilitating independent learning and research, promoting intellectual curiosity and scholarship and supporting teaching and learning requirements throughout the school.

Further details, including a full job description and online application form can be obtained from our website:

Closing date: 16 January 2019 at midday.

Job Specification, Librarian 2019

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Learning Support Assistant, Claires Court

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Claires Court

Learning Support Assistant

We are seeking to appoint a highly committed and self-motivated Learning Support Assistant, with the responsibility of running the school's library at Junior Boys.

The successful candidate will work under the guidance of the Head of English and Class Teacher to support children both within the classroom and with their reading programmes. The ideal candidate will have a passion and knowledge of children's literature, with the ability to manage and promote the school library.

This is a full-time post working Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm, when the School is in session.

To be successful in this role, you must be:

  • Experienced working with young people, in a classroom setting, ideally in a similar role and age range  
  • Educated to a good standard: English and Maths GCSE A-C grade
  • Highly organised and have good IT skills, particularly in using management systems
  • Able to encourage a love for reading to our pupils
  • An enthusiastic team player, with the ability to adapt to a variety of situations 
  • Engaged with the School's ethos, thinking creatively and reflectively within an open, honest and hardworking team. 

Above all you must want the very best for our pupils and be prepared to put their needs first. You recognise the importance of educating the whole child within a broad curricular and co-curricular programme, and of achieving high standards. In return we offer a positive working environment, with supportive colleagues and regular opportunities for professional development and training.

To apply, please download an application form from our website https://www.clairescourt.com/jobs

 Please post completed forms to the following address:
HR Department
Claires Court Schools Ltd
1 College Avenue

Alternatively, completed forms may be emailed to recruitment[at]clairescourt.com (no agencies, please).

Applications must be received by 12:00pm on Monday 14 January 2019. Please apply early as applications will be considered upon receipt; we reserve the right to interview/appoint prior to the closing date.

We are 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 the Disclosure and Barring Service.  We are an equal opportunities employer. 

LSA Application Pack

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