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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    22 November 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,047.00 - £27,305.00 Annually (Actual) NJC Scale 4E (points 17-22)

Learning Resource Centre (LRC) Manager - 37hrs per week, Term time only. job summary

Main duties and responsibilities:

To manage the effective use of the library, as a multi-media resource centre by students and staff and in the development of learning programmes.

To implement and develop the School Library Policy, in accordance with the School Development Plan.

To prepare and manage the library budget, including funds allocated for the purchase of library materials, equipment and furniture and the development of information services from school funds and other sources.

To select and purchase library resources in all appropriate formats, in consultation with the various Heads of Department and teaching staff, utilising an appropriate range of suppliers.

To organise the cataloguing, classifying and indexing of the library’s resources and resources located elsewhere in the school, in all formats, as required.  This should ensure that access to and retrieval of material and information is as efficient as possible.

To manage the day to day organisation of the Library, including the supervision of routine clerical duties such as filing, shelving, issue and recovery systems. 

To promote a positive learning environment within the Library.

To deliver the Library’s contribution to national literacy strategies and to encourage students to read widely.

To work closely with leaders of both English and Reading across the school to provide opportunities for students to accelerate progress i.e. Interventions and lesson support.

To ensure that book stocks are carefully monitored.

To develop, in consultation with teaching staff, the provision of information services using appropriate technology to support the curriculum and individual information needs.

To provide information for teaching staff on matters pertaining to library support for the school curriculum.

To provide programmes for library induction for teaching & support staff and students and to develop, in conjunction with Heads of English Department, strategies for developing student skills to use the library and information resources.  

To implement, lead and manage others to ensure an effective programme of reading interventions take place.

To supervise and oversee study in the library including timetabling, general discipline and induction into the use of the library’s facilities.

To supervise and oversee Homework Club - held in the library after school (3.30pm - 4.30pm Mon-Thurs, 3.30pm to 4pm Fri).

To undertake in-service training and other training as appropriate to ensure continuous professional development and remain up to date. 

To act as a link between the school library and other information providers including other school libraries in the area and the School Library Service, having regard to Data Protection and Copyright legislation, to ensure that there is an effective network for the supply of materials to meet demands.

To take responsibility for the health and safety of staff and users of the library.

Please note, while every effort has been made to explain the duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.

Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from the line manager/Principal to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Robert Bloomfield Academy

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 13
Education phase
View all Middlejobs
School size
985 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 13


Situated in the heart of the Shefford community, pupils, parents and staff are incredibly proud of their school and reap huge rewards academically and pastorally over their four year journey with us. No stone is left unturned in the pursuit to maintain our outstanding school vision and you will find that the curriculum and opportunities presented to the pupils at Robert Bloomfield is above and beyond that of any other school.

We have a superb learning environment, enhanced by specialist facilities across numerous subjects, which enable us to offer a full range of opportunities in and beyond the classroom. We have recently opened a specialist Year 5 block of classrooms and a brand new, state of the art Learning Resource Centre. In 2009 we were designated a specialist Science, Maths and Technology school under the banner of Engineering, which complimented the already existing specialism of Modern Languages. Our Ofsted Inspection Report in 2014 graded the school as ‘Outstanding’ in all categories. In 2012 our school became a Teaching School, one of the first 200 in the country.

Above all, we are a caring community that values each child and provides them with the opportunity to fulfill their potential and enjoy learning. We believe in building a child’s confidence, adaptability and resilience for the future within an ordered and structured environment, where high expectations are a habit.

Mr Sam Farmer,


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