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Senior School Librarian

Chigwell SchoolChigwell, Essex

Full time -Term time plus 

Chigwell School is seeking a well-qualified, energetic and committed individual to become librarian at Chigwell School. The successful candidate will play a leading role developing the Senior School Library, promoting reading, independent learning, and teaching across the School. The School is passionate about developing our pupils as inquisitive and independent learners. The library, at the heart of the School, is a busy, vibrant facility that is well used by the school community, supporting both teaching and learning activities.

Background

Founded in 1629 by Samuel Harsnett, the son of a Colchester baker who went on to become Archbishop of York, Chigwell School stands on its original site with the original school building still in use.  However, whilst Chigwell of today is conscious of its long-standing history, it is a forward-looking, ambitious, co-educational independent school of 930 pupils aged four to eighteen.  It enjoys excellent facilities, a dedicated staff, bright and hardworking pupils, and a site of 100 acres.  There is a small community of international boarders.

Chigwell is a high performing school. As well as being an academic school, Chigwell has the reputation for providing a rich and full education, with plenty of opportunities for all pupils who are enthusiastic, co-operative and able.  

There are over a hundred teachers and together with the support staff, there is a friendly, mutually-supportive atmosphere.  All teaching staff contribute to the extra-curricular programme.

The Role

The new School Librarian will manage and develop all aspects of the Senior School Library to meet the needs of pupils and staff and will play a key role enhancing teaching and learning at Chigwell School.   He or she will lead the strategy for the development of a library which is integrated in the life of the whole school, reflective of its aims and values, responsive to the fast- changing worlds of communications and information technology and meets the needs of young people in the 21st century. 

Essential Qualifications for the role are a Library/Information Studies degree or first degree with a postgraduate library qualification. The successful candidate should have experience of working with children of all ages and ideally with those of secondary age and of managing a library.  Sound knowledge of literature for young people, enthusiasm and a passion for promoting literacy are equally important for this role. 

The School offers a competitive salary for this position depending on qualifications and experience. In addition staff at Chigwell School enjoy a significant range of benefits. The School places great emphasis on the professional development of all its staff with comprehensive continuing professional development and training. 

Applications

An application form and a full job description  can be accessed directly from our website: www.chigwell-school.org (Vacancies). 

Applicants should complete the teaching staff application form and sent to the Human Resources Manager at hr@chigwell-school.org

The Bursar, Mr James Rea, will be happy to answer any questions; he can be contacted at the School by telephone 020 8501 5711 or by e-mail to bursar@chigwell-school.org

Closing date: 7th March 2021. Early applications are welcome.

Applications will be considered upon receipt. The School reserves the right to appoint prior to the closing date. 

Chigwell is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers, prohibition orders and enhanced DBS.



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