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Job Vacancies: BELMONT COMMUNITY SCHOOL - LIBRARIAN

Learning Resource Centre Manager.

Required: November 2018

Salary: Scale 7 £22,401 - £25,463 - pro rata.

Belmont Community School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and energetic individual to the term time post of School Librarian. The hours of work will be 8am - 4pm Monday - Thursday, 8am - 3:30pm Friday.

The post will entail the efficient and effective running of the Learning Resource Centre which is a hub for reading, research and learning activities. The Learning Resource Centre is a dynamic and purposeful place where learning and managing information, both through independent study and facilitated by staff, can take place effectively and with a sense of passion and enjoyment. The school runs a successful Accelerated Reading programme, and prior knowledge of this would be an advantage.

We are looking for someone who is proactive and takes an active interest in engaging young people through learning. The successful candidate will be required to further develop the vision for a 21st century library; ensuring a balance of creativity and day-to-day practicality. They will provide a high quality library service for the students and staff ensuring that the Library is at the centre of learning throughout the school.

Main duties will comprise of:

  •  Overseeing and running of the Accelerated Reading programme
  •  To build and maintain the books and other resources on offer
  •  To oversee the daily Homework club
  •  Liaising with Head of Departments and senior staff in order to keep developing the Library
  •  To collaborate with the Literacy Co-ordinator towards developing literacy 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

As our name implies, the school lies at the heart of its community. Belmont is a leafy suburb on the outskirts of Durham City. As a result of high expectations, enthusiastic teaching and very positive relationships, our students enjoy school and strive to achieve.

Details are also available via the school website www.belmontschool.org.uk if you have any queries please contact Elaine Morgan on 0191 3865715. 

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is: 1st October 2018 (applications should be emailed to e.morgan[at]belmontschool.org.uk or posted to the school address).

Interviews will take place week commencing: 1st October 2018.

Belmont Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants. The County Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

?? Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.

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