The Portsmouth Grammar School is a leading co-educational school located in the historic heart of Portsmouth. The school is an IB World School and offers the IB Diploma alongside A Level.
The School Library makes a central contribution to the vibrancy and success of the academic community at PGS, serving the needs of education and scholarship amongst pupils and staff, and helping to create a culture which promotes research and library usage for all.
This is a part time, term time, maternity cover post from 29 January 2018 for two terms in the first instance, until the end of the academic year and may be extended into the Autumn Term 2018.
The Library Assistant is responsible for supporting the successful day-to-day operation of the Library, which is widely used by the whole school community.
The Library has four diverse and well-resourced learning spaces including the Memorial Library, New Library and Project Room in the former Cambridge Barracks and the new Sixth Form Centre Library in the Sixth Form Centre which incorporates bespoke ICT facilities to complement our recent focus on independent learning supported by tablet technology.
The successful candidate will join the school at an exciting time as the Sixth Form Centre Library is further developed.
The Library is staffed by two qualified Librarians, one Library Assistant and an Archivist. This is an ideal role for a candidate wishing to gain experience of working within a library in a school environment. Although not essential, previous library experience is preferred. This opportunity may also suit a newly qualified entrant to Librarianship.
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about working with young people, keen to share their knowledge and love of reading and literature and able to help pupils develop effective study skills and research techniques.
There will also be opportunities to work collaboratively with the Nursery and Junior School libraries and assist with events to welcome younger pupils into the Senior School libraries.
This is a part-time, term time only position, to include attendance at all INSET days in the school calendar. During term times, the hours of work will be 19.5 per week, Mondays, Thursdays and Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm, with an unpaid 30 minutes for lunch.
The start date will be Monday 29 January 2018.
PGS is committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure DBS check.