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SALARY: Scale 5 (22-25) £ 23,895-£25,875 per annum salary pro rata, 42.5 hours per week,  term time only. (8.00am-5.00pm with 30 minutes unpaid break).

Are you passionate about reading and literacy? Do you possess excellent communication, administrative and organisational skills? If so, The Academy is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic Learning Resource Centre Manager. We are looking for a LRC Manager to be responsible for the efficient and effective operation and development of our newly built library. The LRC Manager will be  responsible for providing a library and learning resource centre for the whole Academy community, recognising the needs of all students and staff, directly supporting the delivery of teaching and learning. Previous experience of working in a library or bookshop would be an advantage but is not essential.
In particular candidates should have:

  • A passion for learning.
  • Outstanding behaviour management skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • A flexible approach.
  • The capacity to contribute to the development of the Academy’s Christian ethos.
  • High expectations of students in terms of learning, achievement and behaviour.      

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday 31st July 2018, midday.


LRC Manager Advert

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LRC Manager Application Pack (1)

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Associate Staff Application Form

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Initially a one year appointment

The school is an outstanding Roman Catholic school in the trusteeship of the Fathers of The Oratory, London.  There are 1330 pupils, 80 boys aged 7 to 10 in the Junior House receiving a specialist music education, 900 boys aged 11 to 16 in the first to fifth forms and 350 in the sixth form, including 80 girls.

The school is looking to appoint a part-time Librarian to work five days per week every afternoon from 3.30pm to 6pm in St Philip’s Library at the heart of the school, from September 2018.  The part-time librarian will work alongside a full-time librarian who will work throughout the school day.  The two librarians will overlap for an hour every afternoon.

The post is initially for one year, with the possibility of it being extended.  Ideally, the successful candidate would have experience of teaching within a school context.  Duties include managing book stock through Eclipse, a library book management system, and assisting pupils in the selection of books. 

Hours of work                       Five days per week; 12.5 hours per week (from 3.30pm to 6.30pm); 38 weeks a year (term time).

Salary                                     £9,277 per annum

Applicants must complete an application form which, along with further details, can be found on the school website www.london-oratory.org/vacancies.  Application forms should be submitted to the Procurator by email (procurator[at]los.ac) by 9am on Monday 30th July.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Seagrave Road, London SW6 1RX             Telephone       020 7385 0102                       Fax      020 7381 7676

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Librarian - Queensbury Academy, Dunstable

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Queensbury Academy, Dunstable

School Librarian

Full time permanent 37.5 hours per week (term time only)

Salary Scale: SCP point 28 to 36 £25,463 - £32,233

Start date: September 2018

You will be managing a vibrant, purpose-built learning area which is very well stocked at the centre of the school campus. It is extremely popular with students at all times of the school day, after school and break and lunchtimes. You will be required to manage the smooth running of the Library by managing children, books and resources, offering support and advice to all users, promoting good study skills and operating the Library Management System. Excellent ICT and behavior management skills are essential.

Main duties will comprise of:

  • Overseeing and monitoring of age appropriate books
  • Liaising with Head of Departments and senior staff in order to keep developing the Library
  • To organise literacy and enrichment opportunities
  • To network with other Librarians in the County
  • To market and promote reading and literacy throughout the school
  • To have a commitment to raising standards and achievement for students at the school.

Queensbury Academy is a good school and one which is committed to moving to outstanding as quickly as possible. We recognise that recruiting high quality staff is of the utmost importance as we continue to improve and expand.

For an application form, job description and person specification, please go to our website http://www.queensburyacademy.com or contact Mrs. S. Gadsden, Principal's PA, on 01582 601241 or via our email address admin[at]queensburyacademy.com 

Closing date: 9th July and Interviews to be held on Monday 16th July 2018.

It is desirable that the successful applicant will have experience of working with children and young adults. Queensbury Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS is required for this post and references will be sought prior to interview.

Applications must be on the Academy Application form.

No CVs will be accepted for any post.

School Librarian Advert June 2018

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School Librarian JD June 2018

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School Librarian person specification July 2018

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Priory School, Hertfordshire

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The Priory School, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Professional Librarian

H8 (£22,745 – £24,650 actual)

Term time plus 1 week (training days)

Hours per week - 37

The Priory School is a thriving learning community which seeks to appoint a Librarian. We are looking for inspirational, innovative and passionate Librarian who can bring the love of reading to our school community. We will provide you with the right balance of support, challenge and stimulation for both job satisfaction and career development. 

The role is to:

  • Promote a love of reading to the school community;
  • Make use of and adopt technology to support reading and independent research;
  • Support the whole school literacy strategy.

The Priory School: 

  • is oversubscribed 
  • has happy, disciplined students who are eager to achieve their best
  • is situated on an attractive greenbelt campus in Hitchin with excellent transport links 
  • actively promotes staff wellbeing 
  • is a school that is committed to innovation and excellence.

If you would like a conversation about the post, or would like to visit the school in advance of applying, please contact Tony Foster at tony.foster[at]priory.herts.sch.uk or 01462622300 ext 204.  

Please return the completed forms and enclosing a letter of application addressed to Geraint Edwards, Headteacher or by email to personnel[at]priory.herts.sch.uk, by 3:30pm on the 6th July 2018. Interviews will take place week commencing 9th July 2018. 

The Priory School, Bedford Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG52UR


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Priory Job Description - Librarian (June 2018)

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