LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE MANAGER/LIBRARIAN (King Edward VI School - Lichfield)
LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE MANAGER/LIBRARIAN
We are looking for an innovative and enthusiastic Learning Resource Centre Manager to lead and manage our thriving school library as our current librarian is taking up a post with the School Library Association. This role would suit someone who thrives on a proactive approach as it involves direct liaison with students, colleagues across the school, families and external organisations.
Our library is a busy hub, open from 8.30am until 4.30pm with access at social times for students and all subject areas making active use of the facilities. Our librarian plays a key role in engaging all students in reading for pleasure, promoting digital literacy and working with all departments to develop literacy across the curriculum. You will lead sessions with classes or small groups of students and work with individuals to support the use of digital and written resources. You will also play a key role in celebrating successes and using the school social media to promote reading and events in or beyond school. You will also be working alongside a library assistant and our fabulous student volunteer helpers.
We are looking for someone who has an extensive knowledge of current Children’s publishing, a love of reading, is extremely well organised and has a friendly, helpful nature, together with excellent communication and computer skills. Ideally, you will hold a degree or Masters level qualification in Information and Library Management. Candidates who do not hold a Masters qualification but have substantial experience in leading an active library will also be considered. Getting the right person to work with our students is our absolute priority and we would be happy to support a suitable candidate with continuing professional development.
This role has been advertised as term-time plus two weeks but to secure the right candidate we will consider either a part-time application or a further discussion about working days out of term time.
The job description is generic but there will be every opportunity as part of the interview process to discuss this in detail.
King Edward VI School is a popular 11-18 comprehensive school rated Good by OfSTED in 2017 with recognition of outstanding practice and a highly positive ethos. The school is well-regarded within the community and has a reputation for high quality teaching. Lichfield is a small, vibrant cathedral city which is easily accessible from the surrounding areas.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (Formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose all criminal convictions.