The library is a focus for learning resources within the school, rather than a mere repository of books; a place where students of all nationalities and all abilities feel comfortable. It is constantly evolving and developing to take account of both the changing curricular needs and outside pressures.
The librarian will obviously enjoy working with students of all age groups and across the whole ability range. A large proportion of children at Southbank come from an international background and, in many cases, English is the student’s second language or even, sometimes, their third. Among the skills of the librarian will be the ability to generate enthusiasm for reading in the student’s mother tongue.
The school librarian will also work with a widely diverse group of teachers. The librarian will be expected to consult the teaching staff, usually through the Heads of Department on their needs, and the continuing relevance of the stocks already held. S/he will also advise the teaching staff of the resources available on a temporary basis from elsewhere, providing assistance, where appropriate, on particular projects. S/he will also act as a consultant to the teacher/librarian at Southbank’s other campuses.
To apply, please send a completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org please note that we will not accept CV’s for this role.
Closing date for applications 23 June 2017 (NB Interviews may take place before this date should an excellent candidate be identified early in the application process so interested candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible.
The job holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom they are responsible, or with whom they come into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant Cognita Safeguarding: Child Protection Policy and Procedures at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the role, the job holder identifies any instance that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm either at school or at home, they must report any concerns to the School’s Child Protection Officer/Designated Safeguarding Lead or to the Principal, or make a referral directly to the local child protection authorities.