We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Librarian to join the dedicated team at Harris Academy Clapham.
Harris Academy Clapham is now open! Join us in making a difference.
Located within easy reach of both Clapham Common and Clapham South tube stations, Harris Academy Clapham is at the heart of Lambeth and serve a disadvantaged but aspirational community. Your work will have the power to transform life opportunities where it is needed most.
As Librarian, you will manage the library space and, initially, provide some additional administrative support to the senior leadership team (for example, in relation to careers, assemblies and open evenings).
As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With a multitude of progression routes and outstanding CPD for support staff, expect to be supported throughout your career whether in our Harris Academy Clapham or in one of our 50 academies. Your ambitions are ample to the growing success of our academies, maintaining this means putting your ambitions first with a strong career progressive culture. Join us in our mission to positively contribute to cultivating an exceptional learning environment for all our students.
What we are looking for:
We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. The successful candidate will have:
- Knowledge of library systems and, ideally, librarian qualifications
- Experience of managing a library service, including working with careers materials and references and purchasing fiction and non-fiction texts for a secondary school
- Strong skills in the use of databases, with the ability to produce user friendly data
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.
About Harris Academy Clapham
Harris Academy Clapham is an 11-16 school for 975 students. Our vision of ‘Everything is possible’ encapsulates the opportunity we offer our students and staff to become the best they can possibly be. As a newly opened secondary school, this allows us to shape a curriculum firmly rooted in subject discipline while embedding values of integrity, honesty and being global citizens. Our students are both curious and tenacious about their own learning – as are you. Our purpose-built building has state-of-the-art specialist facilities that include design technology, all the performing and creative arts as well as dedicated science and PE areas.
Located within easy reach of both Clapham Common and Brixton underground stations, Harris Academy Clapham is at the heart of Lambeth.
We are a fantastic and ambitious new school that opened to our first group of Year 7 students in September 2020. The school is for boys and girls, of mixed ability and aged from years 11 to 16.
The academy is in a brand new and state-of-the-art building. We are fully equipped to ensure that our teachers have access to the resources that they need to teach their subject to the highest level. Our teachers are experts in their fields – they have a deep subject knowledge that enables them to support, challenge and enthuse their students.
We will work closely with Harris Clapham Sixth Form (opening in September 2021), ensuring that our students are able to move on to the best A-level and vocational teaching available in London.
Our students are polite, well-rounded and academically successful young people, ready for the challenges that await them. Our students appreciate and demonstrate that they have:
- endeavour – to relish challenge, never give up and learn to take sensible risks
- self-belief – to believe that they can and will go on to achieve their ambitions
- honesty – act with integrity, treating others the way they would like to be treated
- excellence – not settling for second best or for the easiest option
- have a global view – understanding their place in the world and how they can make it a better place.
The academy offers a fully broad and balanced curriculum, particularly celebrating and championing the importance of learning a modern foreign language. Students have a wider range of ways to learn about the different cultures and customs of countries around the world.
Our students leave us each day with a deep sense of achievement – ready to excel in the further challenges of life that lie ahead of them. In summary, ‘everything is possible’.
Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.
Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. Applications will only be considered if submitted online and before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Our Benefits Package
In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package.
Being a part of the Harris Federation
We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.
Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.
We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.
Diversity and Equality
We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.
Harris Academy Clapham
- Mainstream school with state funding
- Secondary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 16 years
Our Aims and Ethos
Our vision is that ‘everything is possible’. Our students will be ambitious for themselves, they will work hard and be supported in turning their dreams and aspirations into a reality.
It is this vision that underpins the five valu...