The Vacancy: Librarian - Spring term 2018
Our Librarian has been offered a prestigious national librarianship position and we are therefore seeking to appoint a new but equally ambitious and innovative Librarian for our school.
The library is pivotal to life at Cambourne VC both for students and staff, and despite being relatively new, a recent expansion means it can now seat around 90 students, in 3 different areas. The library is open from 8am – 4:30pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and 8am – 4pm on Friday. On Tuesday it closes at 4pm to the whole school but is open to support Year 11 pupils until 5.30pm. After-school attendance is strong, with an average of about 53 students, and a high of 83 students over the last term.
The school needs a dynamic librarian to continue with ongoing projects including: embedding reading across the curriculum, building a reading community, embedding information literacy and continuing to work with other libraries within the community of Cambourne VC. The successful candidate will be expected to play a full role in the school’s performance management and development planning processes, and support and training will be given. The post holder will be expected to make the role their own, and to react to the needs of the stakeholders. The Librarian is managed by the Deputy Principal – Academic Focus.
The Librarian oversees a Library Assistant, and a team of 40 or so pupil Library Helpers. The post-holder oversees library lessons for all year groups, on a fortnightly rotation, and is responsible for activities for Key Stage 3 ‘Library Lessons’. The Librarian would be expected to continue running clubs and author visits, dependent on the needs of the pupils, and suggestions from staff.
College staff are incredibly supportive of the library and value the serves of the Librarian. The post-holder would be expected to liaise with all teaching staff, including through attendance at Middle Management meetings and school training events, as well as through more informal links. We are also keen for our librarian to maintain and develop links to our local primary schools.
Salary: NJC Point 29-31 Scale SO1 (£25,951 to £27,668 FTE) pro rata salary paid for 47.69 weeks (term time plus 5 training days and fifteen days and holiday pay)
Hours of work: 39.5 hours per week – 08.00- 16.30 every day except Tuesday 09.00-17.30 and Friday 08.00-16.00, with half an hour lunch break a day.
Contract: 39 weeks (term time plus 5 training days) and an extra fifteen days worked across school holidays.
If you have any questions, would like to have an informal talk about the post, or arrange for a visit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (current Librarian).
How to apply:
Please complete the Support Staff Application Form located on the Cambourne Village College website (www.cambournevc.org), and attach a letter of application (consisting of no more than 2 sides of A4 when printed). In your letter of application, please explain:
· The reason for your interest
· Your relevant track record that confirms you could fulfil the expectations of the role
· Your reflections on how you could contribute to the further development of Cambourne Village College as a truly excellent school
Applications should be submitted to:
Mrs Josephine Jenkins, via email: email@example.com Tel 01954 284000
Closing Date for Applications: Noon on Friday 19 January. It is expected that interviews will take place during the week of 22 January 2018.
The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS check will be carried out for the successful candidate.