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Claires Court

Claires Court Maidenhead

from Nursery to Sixth Form

Librarian (Junior Lead)

We are seeking an enthusiastic Librarian (Junior Lead) to manage and operate a major learning environment used by the whole school community within our Junior Boys site. The Librarian will be responsible for the acquisition, organisation, dissemination and exploitation of resources appropriate to the learning needs of the full age and ability range within the school.  The Librarian will raise the profile of the library and promote its resources for both independent learning and reading for pleasure.

As Junior Lead you are responsible for the engagement with and quality of our library services in our Junior Boys and Girls Schools. You will take a lead role in elevating our provision at Junior level, both in terms of the Junior collections and the education and skills development of the pupils at this vital time in the development of pupils’ reading skills and love of books

This is a term-time post working Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.00pm when the School is in session.

Our ideal candidate will be:

  • Experienced as a Librarian with a desire to apply this knowledge and skill within a school environment.
  • Able to encourage a love for reading to our pupils.
  • Ability to relate well to children
  • Have the necessary interpersonal skills to support pupils and collaborate with colleagues.
  • Highly organised with good IT skills.
  • Familiar with a Library Management System (LMS) and library classification and organisation schemes.
  • Educated to a good standard: English and Maths GCSE A-C grade.
  • An enthusiastic team player, with the ability to adapt to a variety of situations.
  • Engaged with the School's ethos, thinking creatively and reflectively within an open, honest and hardworking team.

Above all, you must want the very best for our pupils and students and be prepared to put their needs first. You recognise the importance of educating the whole child within a broad curricular and co-curricular programme, and of achieving high standards.

In return, we offer a positive working environment, with supportive colleagues and regular opportunities for professional development. We recognise that sustainable work needs a balance between high standards; opportunities to learn and experiment; and enjoyment and fulfilment within one's role.

The Library

The Library is a central resource for information in our School, not just because of the range and quantity of books, but because our knowledgeable and experienced librarians play a key part in developing cross-curricular learning skills.  

The Library team is responsible for the acquisition, organisation, dissemination and exploitation of resources appropriate to the learning needs of the full age and ability range within the school.  The Library makes a significant impact on teaching and learning in numerous ways.

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

In addition to an assessment of their ability to perform the duties of the post applied for, candidates invited to attend for interview should expect further discussion relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT CHECKS

In accordance with our Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy, you are advised that all posts within the School will have the opportunity for unsupervised contact with children and therefore all shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a self-declaration form to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not “protected” as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).  This is regardless of whether any such convictions, caution, reprimand or final warning is considered ‘spent’ or ‘unspent’. 

The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are “protected” and not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.  Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service websiteHaving a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us: this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offence(s).

APPLICATIONS

To apply, please download an application form from our website.  Completed application forms may be emailed to recruitment@clairescourt.com (no agencies, please). Alternatively please post completed forms to the following address:-

HR Department
Claires Court Schools Ltd
1 College Avenue
MAIDENHEAD
SL6 6AW

Applications must be received by 9am on Monday 22 August 2022 Please apply early as applications will be considered upon receipt; we reserve the right to interview/appoint prior to the closing date.

NB: CVs will not be accepted in place of an application form, but may be submitted as additional supporting documentation.

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