Dates: Apply by noon, Monday 28th June 2021
Job start: 1st September 20201
Interviews: w/c Monday 28th June 2021
Salary: TA1-4 (depending on experience)
Hours of work: Term Time Only, 30 hours per week (9:00am to 3:30pm with a 30 minute lunch break)
Contract type: One year fixed term
Woodfield Academy is a popular 5-form entry middle school with pupils aged 9-13 years. We are a happy, vibrant learning community with high ambitions for our learners.
We are looking for a passionate School Librarian/Resource Manager to join our Academy. This is a great opportunity to join a forward thinking team, who are dedicated to supporting our pupils in reaching their potentials. You will have the opportunity to grow professionally, develop wider professional skills and make a huge contribution to the growing success of our Academy. Candidates of all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.
The right candidate will:
Be ‘well read’, have a passion for literature and be able to infuse pupils with a love and enjoyment of reading which supports improved literacy skills across the Academy.
Be a creative, self-motivated and highly organised individual who has the ability to inspire readers of all ages across the Academy.
Be a hard-working and enthusiastic person who has either already worked with children in a school class based environment or has experience of working in a library.
Have the drive and energy to operationally manage an effective School Library, including the implementation and promotion of digital learning.
Support the school by leading on the promotion of school events and marketing.
Have excellent communication and organisational skills, be flexible and have a calm approach when engaging with others and tasks.
Be an efficient administrator who enjoys working as part of a team, being flexible and willing to undertake whatever tasks are asked of them.
Be capable or working both independently and as part of a team and able to manage a busy workload with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
You will have:
• Good organisational skills
• The ability to work on your own and as part of a team
• An extensive knowledge of books for children in upper KS2 and in KS3
• An experience of working successfully with children
• Good ICT skills (a knowledge of library software such as Eclipse and/or Accelerated Reader would be advantageous)
• A positive attitude and sense of humour!
• Experience of working in admin and possess the related skills
• A warm, welcoming and friendly disposition
• An understanding of the importance of safeguarding in an educational context
• Good communication skills and be able to liaise with different stakeholders
• A good standard of education and possess GCSE (or equivalent) level 4 or able in Maths and English
In return, we can offer:
• A motivated, hard-working and supportive team of professional to learn alongside and from
• Friendly pupils with a passion for learning
• A strong commitment to your ongoing professional development
• A staff healthcare package
Only applications submitted on the school’s application form will be considered. CVs and open references are not acceptable. The successful candidate must meet the person specification in full in order to be offered the post. Woodfield Academy is an equal opportunities employer.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and criminal background check via the disclosure procedures. Woodfield Academy is committed to the protection, safety and welfare of its pupils and staff and we aim for the highest standards in safeguarding procedures. We expect all staff and volunteers to share and promote this commitment.
As the academy’s most valuable resource, the staff deserve to be treated fairly and equally to ensure that the best employees are engaged to work with our children.
The Board of Directors are committed to discharging its legal duty to behave as a reasonable and fair employer and therefore Woodfield will apply best practice in the recruitment and selection of all staff.
We expect all staff to share this commitment in safequarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.