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Job Vacancies, Prep School Librarian: Bishop's Stortford College, Prep School Librarian

Bishop's Stortford College
Appointment of a Prep School Librarian: from September 2019

Are you looking for a part-time position as Prep School Librarian in a friendly and vibrant Independent School?

Bishop's Stortford College is a place of learning that provides an outstanding range of opportunities for developing well-rounded, skilful and happy young people.  We pride ourselves on doing this in a beautiful environment with the best facilities. 

At the College, we are aware that it is the people who make this possible. It is their energy, imagination and enthusiasm that creates the opportunities, experiences and very special atmosphere for both pupils and staff to enjoy. 

The Prep School

The Bishop's Stortford College Prep School is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 4 – 13 (580 on roll). It is the preparatory school for Bishop's Stortford College to which most of the Prep School pupils transfer at the end of Year 8.

The Prep School is a wonderful place to teach and to learn. The pupils are super and the staff hard-working, committed and purposeful, but with a sense of humour which makes teaching here such fun. There is a buzz to the Prep School and visitors often comment on the positive, happy atmosphere they experience when they arrive.  Relationships between pupils and staff are key to generating and sustaining this and I hope you will want to become part of the team responsible for creating this environment.

Please visit the College website (www.bishopsstortfordcollege.org) to view our last ISI Inspection Report and to get a flavour of all that goes on here.

The Post

Encouraging children's passion for literature is at the heart of the role in the Prep School Library. The successful candidate will have previous experience managing a library, ideally within an educational setting.

The post requires the Librarian to promote, manage and develop the Prep School Library. It is an essential learning environment for all students. The Librarian plays a key role in providing individualised service, encouraging reading for pleasure.

The position becomes available from September 2019.

Application Process
The closing date for applications is Friday 15th March 2019 at 9am.

The offer of appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the College's Child Protection Policy is available on the website.

Application form can be downloaded at https://www.bishopsstortfordcollege.org/172/employment-opportunities/careers/1166/prep-school-librarian-qualified

A completed application form, letter of application and curriculum vitae should be sent by 15th March 2019 at 9am to:
Mr W Toleman, Head of the Prep School, C/O HR Office, Bishop's Stortford College, 10 Maze Green Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts CM23 2PJ.

We also reward all our employees with a fantastic range of benefits, which include access to the Teachers' Pension scheme, use of our state-of-the-art College Gym and Swimming Pool, parking onsite and a free lunch during term time! Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch?

Here's what some of our employees have said about the College…

'You have the space and ability to draw on your own character and strength within the College'

'Staff are supportive and helpful and there is good communication.  We are a close-knit team who help one other'

Bishop's Stortford College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; references will be taken prior to interview and an enhanced DBS check is required. To this end, robust Safeguarding processes and procedures are in place to support families, pupils, staff and volunteers. In compliance with the sharing of information guidance/best practice, any concerns are passed to designated teachers, trained in Safeguarding.

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