Librarian, Redbridge, Ilford

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Isaac Newton AcademyRedbridge, Ilford

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale 9 (£29,224 - £34,936)
Contract term: Permanent

Isaac Newton Academy, Redbridge  

Principal: Rachel Macfarlane  

We are looking to appoint an exceptional and visionary Librarian to oversee the primary, secondary and sixth form libraries.  

New, six form entry, mixed 4-18 comprehensive in Redbridge.  

In September 2012 Isaac Newton Academy opened with its inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. In 2014 the primary phase opened with 90 pupils per year group. The school will grow, year on year, to become a 4-18 academy of nearly 2000 students.  

The successful candidate will: 

  • have experience of working with and motivating young people to engage with reading. 
  • have an excellent knowledge of adult and children’s literature and ideally have worked in a school library/learning resource centre.
  • be approachable, highly organised and flexible, with excellent communication and ICT. 
  • have a strong belief in the transformational power of literature and reading. 
  • have the resilience and motivation to seek to continually improve systems and standards. 
  • possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of Ilford residents.  

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to: 

  • play a key role in the evolution of Isaac Newton Academy. 
  • work with the Whole School Literacy Coordinator to implement the Academy’s Reading Policy and support students in developing a lifelong love of reading. 
  • join the ARK Schools network, with comprehensive career and professional development provision. 

If you are seeking a challenging and highly rewarding position, enriching the lives of the students who attend Isaac Newton Academy and members of the local community, then we are keen to hear from you.  

If you have any technical issues with the application form, please contact our recruitment team on 0203 116 6345 or For a candidate information pack or an informal, confidential discussion please contact Adeel Hussain, Recruitment & HR Administrator, on 020 8911 6657 or   

To apply please go to Please complete your application by 5pm on Thursday 30th November 2017.  

Location:      Ilford, Redbridge  

Start date:    As soon as possible

Hours:          36 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (Annualised hours contract)  

Salary:         Scale 9 (£29,224 - £34,936)

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More about Isaac Newton Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Cricklefield Place, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1FY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 911 6666

Isaac Newton Academy is a mixed, non-denominational, non-selective school for girls and boys aged 4-18. It is situated in Ilford, north-east London, and is part of Ark, an international charity that has 35 schools in Birmingham, Hastings, London and ...