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Deputy Librarian

Lister Community SchoolNewham

Post:  Deputy Librarian (part time)

Starting from:  As soon as possible

Salary:  Scale 5 pt 12 - £13,310 (actual pro rata salary per annum)

Closing date:  9am on Thursday 23rd September 2021

We are seeking to appoint a skilled, enthusiastic, dynamic and energetic individual, committed to ensuring that all students read for pleasure and achieve high academic standards. The successful applicant needs to be flexible, a good team worker, able to take responsibility and have a keen eye for detail. An interest in reading and education is essential, but previous experience in a school library is not a requirement. The successful applicant will be educated to degree level and will have a good all round education.

If you think you have the potential to work as an outstanding part time Deputy Librarian then an application form can be downloaded directly from the TES website or our school’s website at:  

Completed applications must be returned by email to: 

Applications are required by: 9am on Thursday 23rd September 2021

Interviews:  Tuesday 28th September 2021

Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above.  We therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.   Due to the high volume of applicants, we will only contact those candidates who have been selected to progress to the next stage of the process. Please note there are no parking facilities on site.

Lister is an 11-16 comprehensive school at the heart of its community. Our vision is to provide a world class education for young people in Newham. Our actions are driven by the conviction that our young people have the right to the same quality of teaching and range of opportunities as at any school in the country. Our ethos is one of continuous improvement, with a focus on strong partnerships and staff development. Over the last ten years we have significantly raised academic standards and are now the school of choice for our local community.

Lister is a Foundation School, and, together with three other successful secondary schools in Newham, has been collaborating for over five years as part of the Newham Community Schools Trust. Through this partnership, staff have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with colleagues from other schools.

The school has a well developed pastoral system ensuring that all young people are known and supported as individuals, while also having high expectations of behaviour, and a commitment to providing a safe and orderly environment so that everyone can achieve their best.

In our December 2018 Ofsted the inspectors found that the school has maintained the good quality of education and  ‘made strong progress in many aspects of the school’s provision‘ since our last inspection in September 2013. Our many strengths are highlighted, including how students are ‘courteous and articulate’ and ‘say they enjoy school and value the wide range of opportunities they are given’. We are very proud that the report recognises our high aspirations, the hard work and good behaviour of our students, and the dedication and commitment of our staff.

Our Library is a central part of the school. One of our core school priorities is that every child should reach his or her chronological reading age. We have regular DEAR sessions and every child in Year 7, 8 and 9 has a reading lesson once a fortnight. Tutor time is devoted to reading twice a week. The Library is a haven and place of learning at the heart of Lister, and was singled out by OFSTED for positive comment. This post is to enable the Library to continue and extend its work with students in the Upper School.

Lister is embarking on an exciting stage of developing its support services for the school and we are seeking a dynamic, professional and high quality individual to join us in our aim for excellence in all areas.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This appointment will be conditional on successful pre-employment and enhanced DBS checks.

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