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Librarian (Maternity Cover)

Wilmington Grammar School for GirlsKent

Applications are invited for the post of Librarian (maternity cover). You will manage and oversee all matters relating to the smooth and efficient operation of the school library, taking responsibility for the acquisition and management of library materials and promoting the library as an excellent learning resource centre for staff and students.

We are seeking:

• A creative and engaging person who can develop a good rapport with students to encourage learning.

• A person to provide support for all users of the Library resources and facilities

• A person willing to commit to the ethos and vision of the school including participating in the wider school community

• A person willing to organise a range of events to promote the value of reading throughout the whole school community

• Experience desirable but not essential.

Overall Job Purpose

• To manage and oversee all matters relating to the smooth and efficient operation of the school library, taking responsibility for the acquisition and management of library materials and the development of the library as learning resource centre in accordance with school’s curriculum and educational policies.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

• To promote awareness of the library resources and services to encourage maximum use of the library as a centre for learning.

• To promote the development of reading and literacy skills for information, creation and reading for pleasure.

• Advise senior management and other colleagues on policies for the provision of learning resources across the curriculum.

• Support the educational aims and objectives of the school, and monitor the effectiveness of the Library’s contribution to learning and teaching

• Mediate between learners and resources to enable learners to identify, locate and access the information they need.

• Lead the teaching of transferable information, learning and knowledge access skills which are the core skills of independent lifelong learning.

• Manage and promote a wide range of resources in a variety of formats, traditional and electronic, and where appropriate, the equipment to access them.

• Promote the development of reading and literacy skills for information and recreation and take a lead in creating a whole-school environment which encourages reading for pleasure

• Manage a study environment for both curriculum-based and independent learning.  This involves the management and integration of both physical areas and virtual learning environments to create positive learning spaces

• Enable teaching staff to maintain a high level of awareness of professional development and relevant resources through the provision of appropriate professional materials and information

General Duties:

• Contribute whole-heartedly to the organisation and running of enrichment activities and to the wider aspects of school life, drawing on your own interests and enthusiasm.

• Understand and comply with the school’s Safeguarding Policy and its requirements to safeguard and protect the welfare of students.

• Work collaboratively with the whole staff team to play a part in delivering the school’s ethos and culture.

• Be willing to occasionally visit other local schools within the MAT to share good practices and resources.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, the above list of duties is not exhaustive.

Applications are invited for the post of Librarian (maternity cover). You will manage and oversee all matters relating to the smooth and efficient operation of the school library, taking responsibility for the acquisition and management of library materials and promoting the library as an excellent learning resource centre for staff and students.

We can offer you:

You will be working as part of a dedicated and fun-loving team, with access to new equipment and facilities, and supporting the learning of our vibrant and enthusiastic students.  

As well as offering you a competitive salary; access to a generous pension scheme, and free on-site parking; there are also many additional benefits of working at one of our Endeavour MAT schools including: 

• Access to a range of career enhancing professional development opportunities.

• Staff social events and staff enrichment opportunities.

• Access to coaching and line management support and an assortment of Trust-wide collaborative working opportunities.

• Opportunities for internal promotion (where practical).

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