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Director of Libraries & Learning Resources

Uppingham SchoolRutland

Opportunity for a proven library professional to lead and manage the learning resources within our vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school.

Uppingham's learning resources, physically and digitally, are well resourced over two sites, and include over 20,000 books, periodicals, magazines and significant online material. The learning environments encourage pupil-led research, collaborative academic work and independent study.

In this key role, you will be responsible for the acquisition and management of resources appropriate to the learning needs of the full age and ability range of pupils. You will work collaboratively with Head of Departments to ensure the provision of learning resources contribute effectively to teaching and learning, and you will provide guidance and assistance to pupils on appropriate strategies for the selection of information resources.

You will also line manage the Library Assistant(s), ensuring that supervision cover is in place for both sites, undertake appraisals and participate in the recruitment of any new staff.

The successful candidate will be a chartered member of CILIP and will hold a professional qualification in librarianship, information management or information science. Good organisational and communication skills are essential as is the ability to supervise and work effectively with 13 to 18 year olds.

In return Uppingham offers a community that values people. We are warm, compassionate and mutually supportive. This is reflected in our working environment and the benefits we are able to offer:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee for full-time members of staff)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • Staff fee concessions

For further details on this role and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: Monday 17 May 2021 at 9.00am.

Interviews: w/c 24th May.

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo full screening in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE), including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils will be explored at interview.

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