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Librarian

Posted 1 month ago

The Librarian plays a crucial role in developing a love of reading across our inclusive and innovative international school. The postholder will work with the English team, and home room teachers, to support the development of reading and ensuring the library is a central and critical resource in the school.

The ideal candidate will have a background in working in schools and supporting the library function. They will also have excellent organizational skills, and a commitment to promoting a culture of reading school-wide.

Accountability

Line managed by the Head of English.

 

Key Responsibilities:

1. Management of reading resources

· Ensure that there is the correct software to list and manage the books coming in and out of the library

· Lead on keeping the library orderly and welcoming, as a safe haven for reading and quiet work

· Ensure that all books and materials in the library are culturally sensitive and acceptable

 

2. Procurement:

· Have a keen eye on new literature (fiction and non-fiction) coming out for children and young adults, and work within the given budget to keep the books in the library up to date and engaging

· Work with the IT lead to consider digital resources as well as hard resources as part of this procurement process

 

3. Initiatives:

· In liaison with the Head of English, develop and support initiatives to engage the community with reading tasks, to develop a love of reading across all age ranges

· Ensure that the library is well used throughout the day to promote a love of reading

 

Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

· Previous experience working in a library would be advantageous

· Fluency in English language.

· Excellent organizational and time management skills.

· Effective communication and interpersonal abilities.

· Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

· Commitment to promoting a positive and inclusive learning environment.

 

Beech Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We execute rigorous recruitment procedures that ensure all employees and volunteers are of sound moral character and are suitable people to work with children and young adults. The School expects all teaching staff, non-teaching staff and volunteers to share and uphold our commitment to safeguarding.

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