10 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    11 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

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Working pattern

Full time: 37 Hours per week Monday - Friday Term time only

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,115 ( Actual Salary £20,092)

Pay scale

BET Grade 3 Step A

What skills and experience we're looking for

You will bring us:

  • A love and passion for literature, particularly young adult texts
  • Excellent understanding of library systems and inter lending agencies
  • A dynamic and enthusiastic approach combined with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Commitment to raising the profile of our library, a love of reading and library borrowing rates
  • The ability to inspire, challenge, motivate and empower students within the library

What the school offers its staff

In return we will offer you:

  • A brand new library space - renovated Summer 23 within our historic chapel
  • Positive support and development working with a team in school and a Trust network of librarians
  • Leadership colleagues rated outstanding By Ofsted.
  • An enthusiastic and supportive team of staff, committed to raising our high standards further;
  • The opportunity to make a difference in a diverse, urban comprehensive.
  • The benefit of being part of a multi academy Trust that truly values professional development and opportunities for career progression-this includes Trust wide INSET days and the BET Leadership Academy.

Further details about the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an inspirational, enthusiastic and talented Librarian to join Priory School from September 2024. We would welcome applications from both aspirant and experienced Librarians.

Are you passionate about reading and creating an engaging and enriching space with exciting opportunities for students? Do you wish to empower learners to enjoy, respect and achieve within their love of literature?

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@priorysouthsea.org

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About Priory School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1235 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
023 92 819115

Priory School is a mixed 11-16 School with around 1200 students on roll situated in the heart of Southsea. Our pupils come from a very wide range of backgrounds and our community is truly comprehensive, harmonious and dynamic. Priory School is proud to be part of the Bohunt Education Trust and we have been graded as a good school (Ofsted November 2022).

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