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School Librarian

Aureus School
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Contract Type
Part Time
£8702 (£20,809 FTE)
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
26th November 2023 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1384479

Are you an inspiring Librarian looking for your next challenge?

Your Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced Librarian to promote and develop the school library in order to provide an efficient resource service to students and staff. Our school library has recently benefited from significant funding, supporting the purchase of books, specialist furniture and the introduction of Accelerated Reader, and continues to receive significant yearly funding.

With sole responsibility to manage the school library and library resources throughout the school you will work with students to enthuse and engage in their learning. Working alongside the English department, as a school, we are prioritising the development and building of a strong reading culture throughout and are keen that the successful applicant will take an active role in championing this. You will also play a key role in our reading interventions that support struggling readers. Additionally, we are interested in additional ways that the library can feature as part of ‘learning beyond the classroom’ curriculum through building links with local authors, booksellers, libraries and other organisations.

Daily activities will involve organising, cataloguing and classifying library resources, both electronically and print-based. Full responsibilities are detailed in the Job Description attached.

Please use the supporting statement on the application form to show us how your skills match against our Job description and Person Specification and demonstrate what you can bring to the role.

What we are looking for

  • Be able to develop positive relationships with students
  • Be organise and methodical and understand library cataloguing systems
  • Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team
  • Be a confident and clear communicator with students
  • A commitment to raise the achievement of all students of all abilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information about the role.

About Aureus School

Aureus School is a co-educational comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds that opened in Didcot in 2017. We firmly believe that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed, and our approach is driven by a belief in a comprehensive education and centred around high expectations for all. As a community, we believe in creating a learning environment that is both engaging and exciting, with an education that challenges our students to think critically and push boundaries. There is no limit to what our students can achieve, and we provide the necessary support and resources so that everyone can succeed. As a purpose built school, Aureus has brand new technology using the latest equipment to enhance the students' learning experience.

Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

  • Celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 16,000 pupils
  • Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness
  • 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England
  • We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity
  • Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

GLF Schools Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

  • Access to our highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working options
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Career pathways and talent management
  • Access to a staff benefits portal
  • Community and collaboration working model

Please read the attached Join Our Community candidate pack for further information

The Details

Start Date: As soon as available

Salary: £8702 (£20,809 FTE)

Hours of work: 17.5 hours / 39 weeks (Term time plus Inset) Monday - Friday

Closing date for applications: 26th November 2023

Interview date: TBA with shortlisted candidates

We may shortlist and interview candidates before the closing date.


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place

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