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Assistant Librarian

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Dean Close School


  • Expiring soon
£18,000 - £21,000 per annum
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
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29 January 2018

Job description

Assistant Librarian

Dean Close seeks to appoint an Assistant Librarian committed to fostering pupils’ love of learning through reading, research and inquiry. They will be friendly and approachable, taking a keen interest in promoting pupils’ progress and being a supportive part of the school’s teaching faculty.  Previous experience of work in a library is desirable, but not essential; an interest in how technology can be best used to support learning could also be an advantage.  

Responsibilities will include:   

  • Supporting learners with research and developing independent study skills Management, acquisition and display of resources    
  • Assisting the planning and delivery of library events and initiatives    
  • Managing and training student librarians.    
  • Involvement in the delivery of Extended Project Qualification might also be available for the right candidate.   

Completed application forms should be sent with a covering letter and CV to the Human Resources Manager by email:  hr@deanclose.org.uk  

Dean Close School 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 and Barring Service.

This vacancy may be withdrawn at any time.

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About Dean Close School

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Dean Close School is a co-educational day and boarding school which provides continuity of education from age 2+ to 18. The School was established in 1886, and is set in 50 acres of parkland in the centre of Cheltenham.
Dean Close is renowned for focusing on individual development, helping to nurture each person's strengths and talents. The small classes and excellent learning facilities ensure good, above average academic results. A strong tradition of music, art, sport and drama and a wide spectrum of extra curricular activities make it possible for every child to achieve success and confidence.
The School also offers academic, sports, music, drama, art and all-rounder scholarships. 


In his speech at this year's Commemoration, the Headmaster stated that: 

".... I do not believe that examination results are fundamentally what Dean Close is about or what makes us an outstanding school. It is the formation of character and the acquisition of a value system that will enable young people to live life to the full. These values centre on service to the community and on character traits such as integrity, fortitude, courage, endeavour, loyalty, willingness to take appropriate risks, kindness and love. If schools do not attempt to lay down the bedrock of a value system for young people, society has no hope for the future." 

Making a difference is central to the Dean Close ethos. Carpe Diem is more than just a motto. We do not believe that happiness and well-being can simply be taught through timetabled lessons, the unique value of each individual needs to be modelled, lived and enshrined in the School's value system. Dean Close is a Christian school and community. The Christian faith is seen as life-enhancing and dynamic and therefore a positive force in the School even to the many who do not share this faith. 

The School's Christian foundation and tradition is very evident in everyday life through the mutual respect and openness of relationships between pupils and between staff and pupils as well as through the emphasis on spiritual as well as academic and personal development. Visitors to Dean Close regularly comment on the friendly welcome they receive, the confidence and maturity of the pupils they meet and the warmth of the community. Dean Close is a place where every individual's talents are seen as important and where every day is seen as an opportunity to do something exciting. 

Community, love and relationship lie at the heart of the School.

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