Librarian, Essex

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King Harold Business and Enterprise AcademyEssex
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Band 3 to Mid point (grade 17-21) pro rata
Contract term: Permanent

5 days per week 7.45am - 4pm term time only
Band 3 to Mid point (grade 17-21) pro rata

King Harold are looking for a well-qualified and creative librarian to work in the ‘heart of our school’. We are looking for an applicant who has a friendly and positive nature and an understanding of the role within the school to inspire a love of reading in our students. The successful candidate will work alongside a passionate and enthusiastic department under the direction of the Curriculum Team Leader of English.

Our librarian will:

  1. Promote and develop the positive ethos of the Library
  2. Ensure that the facility is used to its full potential
  3. Run and organise reading groups including supporting students with entry into competitions
  4. Engage reluctant readers through employing a wide range of fictional reading
  5. Run the Accelerated Reader programme
  6. Provide support to all users of the Library resources and facilities.

The successful candidate will need to be: highly numerate; have a good knowledge of ICT and computerised databases; be able to demonstrate a willingness to develop this knowledge further and ideally, have experience of a similar role in a school environment.

Details of the position and an application pack are available on the school’s website Please note that CVs will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed application form. Alternatively, if you wish to visit the school or would like to ask any questions prior to applying please contact Mrs Campbell,  

Deadline for applications: 16th October 2017
Interview date: As soon as possible

King Harold Academy is committed to the protection and safety of its students and the successful candidate will be subject to DBS, Barring List check, and two reference checks as part of the School’s Safeguarding Procedures. All staff and governors are expected to undertake safeguarding training to ensure vigilance and to deter unsuitable people from working within our school. The school will meet the costs of safeguarding checks and training. The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post in accordance with the Immigration Act 2016.

“King Harold Academy is an exciting and creative place to work where taking risks in the classroom is the normal thing to do. The whole staff work as a team to get the best outcomes possible for our students. I’m proud to lead a team of exceptional teachers who motivate and inspire achievement through their dedication and innovation in the classroom. Our work over the past few years means that our results are above national average and many of our students exceed their expected progress expectations.” Rebecca Heather. Curriculum Team Leader

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