Librarian, Didcot

Aureus SchoolDidcot
Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £18,594 - £21,689 (FTE)
Contract term: Permanent

Aureus School is a brand new, state of the art STEAM specialist comprehensive 11-16 school that opened on the Great Western Park, Didcot, in September 2017. Our mission is simple: we will strive to educate the whole student so that each individual in our community may ‘Grow, Learn and Flourish’. We are looking to expand our team and are seeking a Librarian to start with us in September 2018. 

Core Purpose:

To promote and develop the school library in order to provide an efficient resource service to students and staff.

Key Responsibilities:

Manage the school library and library resources throughout the school

Organise, catalogue and classify library resources, both electronic and print-based

Select, acquire, maintain and withdraw library stock, ensuring a balance between subject and ability levels and show an active engagement in diversity and equality issues

Supervise and train staff, parents, volunteers and student librarians working in the library

Make full use of ICT in the library 

Make full use of the School’s Library Service and other sources of information and support

Make the library attractive and accessible to all students and staff, including displays, guiding and publicity

Set up processes for cataloguing of existing and new material in the library collection

Managing the library management system and supporting its use by students

Running the overdue system with clear and consistent communications

Help library users find material to meet their needs

Assisting library users to become proficient in using online resources

Encourage pupils and staff in using the library through supporting a range of library based activities

Contribute to the school’s programme of enrichment activities

Engage actively in the performance review process

Other duties reasonable to assist in the smooth operation of the library

To promote high standards of behaviour and a good working ethos

To develop effective working relationships within the school

To contribute to the wellbeing of students according to our policy

To play a full and active part in the life of the school community, and support its ethos

To participate in our cycle of professional development

To support and contribute to the school’s responsibility for safeguarding students

To undertake other reasonable tasks commensurate with the grading and level of the role

Accountable To:

Deputy Headteacher for Curriculum and Assessment

GLF Schools expects its employees to work flexibly with the framework of the duties and responsibilities above. This means that the post holder may be expected to carry out work that is not specified in the job profile but which is within the remit of the duties and responsibilities.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 


We are passionate about creating a culture of wellbeing where all staff and students are valued and supported so that we can all ‘grow, learn and flourish’.


We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.


We are open to applications from educators seeking flexible roles including part-time, job share and co-leadership responsibilities.

Application Deadline: 24/05/2018

Interview Date: 26/06/2018

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