Learning Resources Centre Assistant, Sherborne, Dorset

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The Gryphon SchoolSherborne, Dorset

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Start date: April 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Grade 3 (£15,246-£16,123 fte, £-£6,840-£7,322 actual)
Contract term: Permanent

We require an enthusiastic, committed person to join a team that is central to the core of learning at the School.  

You must enjoy working with young people and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  

The Gryphon Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is physically and literally at the heart of the school.  It is enormously popular and busy throughout the day as it serves over 1660 students and over 200 staff.  It is a bright, attractive, welcoming and inclusive environment.  The LRC is used by nursery aged students alongside A level students preparing for University entrance.  Supportive relationships with all students and staff are key to maintaining an outstanding provision for all.  The ability to assist students in advanced research, promoting reading and literacy at all levels as well as managing this organisation is quite a challenge…but enormously rewarding.  We believe in the importance of accessing leading edge e-learning information sources as well as maintaining books and hard resources.

The hours of work will be between 10.00 am to 2.00 pm, Monday to Friday.  

The successful candidate will: 

• be an organised person to cope with the demands in this busy environment 

• have good computer skills 

• be able to work under pressure 

• have some previous knowledge of libraries or an interest in reading

The Gryphon School, part of the Sherborne Area Schools Trust, has an absolute commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The School follows the national and Dorset policies and procedures for child protection and security and the interview will include questions about safeguarding children. Current and/or previous employers will be contacted through references as part of the verification process pre-appointment checks if the applicant is short listed. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.  The Gryphon School, part of the Sherborne Area Schools Trust, is committed to equal opportunities and positively encourages applications from all sections of the community.

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More about The Gryphon School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Bristol Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4EQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1935 813122
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