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  • Start date details

    Easter Term if possible

  • Closing date

    30 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Actual salary

Actual Salary: £23,045 - £25,471 (depending on experience)

Pay scale

Grade D

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an inspiring, student-focused and forward thinking librarian with a desire to make a real impact. We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative librarian with a vision to lead our beautiful and popular library into its next chapter, providing a community space for learning and exploration.

The Library is integral to supporting our students for both learning and pastoral care as well as promoting and facilitating a love of reading for scholarship, for pleasure and for life!

The successful candidate will teach and help students as well as manage, operate and develop the learning environment in the Library. They will use their professional knowledge and skills to initiate new events, manage change and monitor outcomes, whilst engaging with students and staff at all levels.

What the school offers its staff

The school is situated in Romsey, a very pleasant abbey town in the southern Test Valley. Opened in 1969 and built on land formerly in the ownership of Earl Mountbatten's Broadlands Estate, the school enjoyed the patronage of Lord Louis until his assassination. We are honoured that his great granddaughter, The Lady Alexandra Knatchbull, is our current patron.

The school is one of the largest and most successful co-educational comprehensives in Hampshire. Our intake is 300, and there are currently 1466 students on roll.

The school serves a predominantly rural catchment area extending from the boundary of Southampton to the boundary of Wiltshire. We are the larger of two secondary schools in the town. The school is very popular and heavily oversubscribed.

The school is a Single Academy Trust. Andrew Portas, the school’s Headmaster, has been in post since September 2022 and was formerly the Senior Deputy appointed in September 2010. The school is organised into eight faculties with approximately 80 FTE teaching staff, and the pastoral structure is based on five year groups.

The school is fortunate to have extensive grounds as it was built on land that was formerly part of Lord Mountbatten’s Broadlands Estate. Since the school became an academy on 1 April 2011, there has been an extensive refurbishment programme over many years. As a result, all departments are very well-resourced and accommodated.

The school is high achieving and GCSE outcomes are very good. Ofsted carried out an ungraded inspection of the school in January 2024; the school remained ‘good’ with many aspects of the school’s work being recognised as ‘first class’. There is a very strong international ethos and tangible links with schools in Africa, Asia and Europe. The school has a very strong focus on staff development. Career development is pursued in leadership, pedagogy and pastoral opportunities.

The Mountbatten School offers all staff a refund for annual flu vaccinations and access to the Cycle to Work scheme.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Mountbatten School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and all staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. All our recruitment and selection practices reflect this and successful applicants are subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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About The Mountbatten School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1465 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01794 510227

Secondary School

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