school librarian in bradford

job type
£ 70 per day
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job details

bradford, yorkshire and the humber
job category
job type
working hours
£ 70 per day
Non Teaching
reference number
0113 2462500
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job description

Are you a professional librarian? Looking for your next role in a secondary school? Are your looking to take the next step in your career and manage a small team? Then this school in Bradford needs you!

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving, over-subscribed 11-18 school in the heart of Bradford. This is a temporary position, with the potential to become permanent for the right person.

The post holder will be responsible for:

* Leading the Library as a vibrant and interactive centre of learning at the centre of the Academy community.
* Promoting a love of reading and supporting staff in the delivery of the core and pastoral curriculum. Ensuring a customer focus, quality service delivery for the Academy, continually improving the service provided by the team.
* Work to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skilful researchers and ethical users of information.
* Establish the philosophy, aims and objectives of the library, ensuring that they reflect those of the whole Academy learning vision.
* Establish an engaging and imaginative culture whereby the Library is perceived by all as the centre of learning.
* Identify priorities for development
* Work closely with staff and the SMT on matters associated with events, e.g. parents evenings.
* Proactively liaise with departments on curriculum planning and resource needs.
* Represent the Library at briefings, Head of Department meetings, any specific learning groups and literacy action group. Proactively liaise with departments on curriculum planning and resource needs
* Ensure that the library presents a stimulating environment and reflects contemporary issues.
* Take responsibility for problems that may arise and actively and positively seek solutions and support.


* To work collaboratively with students and staff to convey a love of learning and an understanding of library expectations, embedding a positive learning ethos.
* Support and lead team members in ensuring positive student behaviour for learning in the library, ensuring relationships with all students which are based on mutual respect.
* Maintain a current knowledge of literature for young people, designing and implementing programmes and activities to inspire independent and wider reading.
* Select and manage a collection of resources in all formats that supports and enhances the curriculum and inspires students to read independently for their studies and for pleasure
* Work with the relevant staff to support and enhance literacy development.
* Work with the pastoral team and students in making informed careers decision.
* Assist students of all ages with all aspects of research and enquiry.
* Actively encourage staff and student involvement in the day to day running and strategic direction of the library.
* Proactively promote and organise events to motivate and encourage reading and independent learning.
* Manage all aspects of day-to-day library operations ensuring effective contingency arrangements in case of absence.
* Maintain a constant awareness of new technology tools and resources that enhance learning and work collaboratively with staff and students to ensure their effective use.
* Support the induction of all new staff including ITT staff with access, introduction and training on systems
* Administration, undertake word-processing and complex IT-based tasks.
* Manage manual and electronic record and information systems for students.
* Monitor and manage stock within an agreed budget, cataloguing resources and undertaking audits as required.
* Manage the acquisition process for all learning resources across the Academy; ensure central management of the cataloguing and circulation of these resources

Line Management

* Line-manage staff ensuring the effective and efficient operation of the department and that each individual is effectively deployed.
* Be responsible for professional development/performance appraisals of staff appropriate to their needs.
* Hold regular weekly team meetings to ensure staff are part of library development and to address any issues arising and to bring these to an acceptable conclusion wherever possible
* Responsible for the appraisal and professional development of the library staff
* Responsible for the recruitment and induction of new staff to the team

If you know you have the skills, experience and commitment for this exciting position, then apply now!

Any successful candidates will be subject to the compliance process that also includes an enhanced DBS check


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educational requirements

high school