Learning Resource Centre Manager, Gloucestershire

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Sir Thomas Rich's SchoolGloucestershire

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £18,085 to £19,193 (FTE £21,166 - £22,462)
Contract term: Permanent


We seek to recruit a motivated, highly organised and enthusiastic librarian to join our support team, to manage, develop and promote our Learning Resource Centre to meet the needs of the School's curriculum and to support the reading, learning, reference and information literacy requirements of the pupils and staff. The post is for 37 hours per week, term time only plus INSET days, and will commence as soon as possible. The salary for this part-time post is approximately £18,085 to £19,193 (full time = £21,166 to £22,462 per annum). 


The successful candidate will be qualified in librarianship and have experience of working with young people and in a school environment. They will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be highly competent in IT.  The Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of School life and the post-holder will be pivotal to supporting learning through academic and extra-curricular activities across the whole School.  The successful candidate will possess a passion for literature and will be enthusiastic about promoting this and other resources in a range of different media.  The foundations have been laid for a well-used, highly effective hub of resource which we wish to maintain and further develop and the successful candidate will have the knowledge and skills to proactively build on these.


Founded in 1666 as the Blue Coat Hospital, today Sir Thomas Rich’s is a progressive grammar school for boys in Years 7 to 11, and young men and women in the sixth form.  Rated as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted, we are consistently one of the highest attaining schools in the county and we are proud of our long-standing reputation for academic and sporting excellence.  GCSE results consistently come in the top 10% for attainment and value added in the country.  The School attracts high-ability, talented students and offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.  

We believe that students thrive in an atmosphere of respect, care and support. Teachers and support staff work hard to promote this ethos and to make sure that every pupil feels that they are a valued member of the school community. High quality pastoral support is key to this aim, and we work closely with parents to develop positive relationships with families and help students achieve their full potential.   

Our accomplished teachers use their skills and in-depth subject knowledge to inspire, encourage and support our students in their journey through the School, laying firm foundations for academic excellence at GCSE, in our Sixth Form and beyond. Our students typically achieve ten or eleven GCSEs, mostly at the highest grades, and three or four A-levels, mostly at grades A*, A and B.     

Located on the edge of the city of Gloucester in the heart of the south west, Sir Thomas Rich’s is just a couple of minutes’ drive from Junction 11 of the M5. The beautiful Cotswold towns of Cheltenham and Cirencester are easily accessible and there are excellent public transport links to the nearby cities of Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol. 


If you wish to be considered, please complete the application form and provide a covering letter explaining your suitability for the post. The inclusion of your CV would be welcome.  Please forward via the TES portal, send to The Headmaster, Sir Thomas Rich's School, Oakleaze, Gloucester,  GL2 0LF or email to jem@strs.org.uk.  Further details can be found in our Letter to Applicants - please see job specific documents. 

Closing date: 9.00 am,  Monday 11 November 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 20 November 2019 

Informal visits to the School are encouraged. For further information, please contact Jane Morton, Headmaster's PA and HR Manager. 

This post is subject to an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

More about Sir Thomas Rich's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Oakleaze, Longlevens, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0LF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1452 338400