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LIBRARIAN (part time, term time)

Reading Blue Coat

Sonning-on-Thames, Berks RG4 6SU

Closing Date : 19/10/2021

Hours: This is a part time, term time position working 24 hours per week from 09:30 to 18:00 Wednesday to Friday each week. In addition, a further 12 days per year will be worked on Tuesdays from 09:30 to 14:30.

Salary: Around 14,470 per annum actual (£26,433 FTE), depending on experience.

An Independent Day School for Boys with a Co-Educational Sixth Form

Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat is a leading independent day school of 824 pupils; 722 boys aged 11 – 18 and a further 102 girls in the co-educational sixth form which has over 300 pupils.

The School is located on a beautiful 46 acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading.

The School employs nearly 200 staff, of whom 50% are teaching staff, and provides a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise his or her full intellectual, physical, and creative potential.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Librarian to join our team in a busy, vibrant school library.

This role would suit someone who works well with young people and has experience of working with 6th Form students to support independent research projects. The Librarians also run research skills sessions for the younger students.

The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of children’s and YA publishing and the ability to enthuse young people about reading for pleasure. A friendly and approachable manner is essential along with excellent communication and IT skills, the ability to work well in a small team, a can-do attitude to challenges and a forward-thinking approach.

Preference will be given to candidates with a CILIP qualification or who are working towards it. 

Reading Blue Coat offers an exceptional working environment and an attractive rewards package, including excellent benefits such as a pension scheme with 8% employer contribution; free meals; extensive staff discounts; tax saving cycle to work and car leasing schemes; free sports and leisure facilities; Employee Assistance Programme; and a strong commitment to professional development.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website or contact the HR department, Tel: 0118 933 5813 email:  

Closing date for applications: 09:00 on Tuesday 19 October 2021.

Applications must be submitted to the email address above by CV or an application form, and accompanied by your covering letter. 

Applicants must already be eligible to work in the UK. 

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check.

Registered charity number 1087839 

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