Librarian, Orpington, Bromley

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Newstead Wood SchoolOrpington, Bromley

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £24,000 to £28,000 Pro Rata Term Time Only
Contract term: Permanent

Newstead Wood School  - School Librarian 

School Librarian - For January 2020

£24,000 to £28,000 pro rata (depending on experience)

Contract term: Permanent, 39 Weeks, Term Time Only 

We are seeking two highly motivated and dynamic individuals to manage, develop and supervise our school library and to play a vital role in promoting reading and research across the school.  The library is a popular and central resource at Newstead Wood School, which is well used as a source of recreational reading, as an academic research resource and as a study centre. Our students value the support and guidance of our current Librarian who is retiring after many years’ service. We are proposing to appoint two new Librarians, to work in shifts to develop the work of the library and to ensure that it will be open and available from 7.30am to 6.00pm.

Applicants need to demonstrate strong information literacy skills, an understanding of the role of the library to develop learning across the school, excellent academic book knowledge, effective managerial skills and a passion for the promotion of reading amongst our students and staff.  They will require unlimited optimism, excellent communication skills, good IT and organisational skills.  Previous experience of working within a Library would be an advantage. Those seeking part time employment also encouraged to apply. 

As a member of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life-changing education across England, our Librarians will be supported and guided by the extended United Learning network and resources. 

Newstead Wood School is a highly selective girls’ state secondary school, with a co-educational Sixth Form. The school is heavily over-subscribed. Students here achieve the highest academic standards whilst also benefitting from exceptional pastoral care. Our school badge, with its symbol of the acorn and the motto Fortitudine Crescamus, meaning ‘may we grow in strength’, symbolises the idea of growth, both for the school and for the individual. We are a diverse and inclusive school with a wide catchment area. We pride ourselves on an excellent range of extra-curricular opportunities to complement our academic courses. The vast majority of our students' progress to Russell Group Universities at the end of our Sixth Form.   

We are exceptionally proud of our students. They are bright and happy young people who enjoy being at school, each bringing unique talents to our community. Newstead students have freedom and security to be themselves, and many opportunities to follow their interests and aspirations. We know them as individuals and support them to grow as thinking young people and active citizens, ready to take positions of responsibility and leadership on leaving school.

To apply please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter to 

Closing date: Friday 25 October 2019

Newstead Wood School is an equal opportunities employer and requires enhanced DBS clearance as part of its commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.  We particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates as they are currently under-represented at our school. 

More about Newstead Wood School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Avebury Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 9SA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1689 853626
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