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  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 June 2024

Job details

Job role

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Working pattern

Full time, term time: Actual salary £27,237.62-£28,954.43 (term time + two weeks, 37.5 hours per week)

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,033-£31,926

Pay scale

Grade 5 (Outer London)

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an Library Manager to help develop and manage our library ensuring that it is a welcoming and inviting area for students and staff to come and learn, read and relax. d monitoring students and assessing, recording and reporting on students' achievement, progress and development. Responsible for the management and development of a subject area within the academy and/or management of other teaching assistants including allocation and monitoring of work, appraisal and training.

The successful candidate will have:

  • English and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)
  • Degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of library systems
  • Knowledge of Accelerated Reading scheme
  • Knowledge of National curriculum, particularly for English
  • Librarian qualifications
  • Three years' experience of working in an inner city school or educational establishment
  • Experience of managing a library service
  • Experience of a range of reading schemes
  • Experience of working with students from a range of ethnic backgrounds


What the school offers its staff

We Know. We Can. We Will.

We are very proud of our students; we know they understand the importance of a good education and we know they are committed to achieving the very best outcomes.

Our curriculum leaders know how vital it is to provide a challenging curriculum that will inspire and engage. Providing opportunities for students to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

We know it is important to provide opportunities for students to develop, not only through the taught curriculum, but beyond; through programmes such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, the Music in Secondary Schools programme and the Jack Petchey Award. Creating chances for students to really shine and show how amazing they are.

Education with drive and ambition

We believe passionately in our mission statement – ‘We Know, We Can, We Will'. We never settle for less and are driven by achievement and success. To be a committed member of the Harris Invictus community is to aspire to learn and gain knowledge. We are able to apply what we know to the outside world. We can do it and we will succeed no matter the circumstances or difficulties we face.

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, electric car scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

Your responsibilities will cover the management, organisation and supervision of the Library (Learning Resources Centre), including:

  • To ensure that all learning resources equipment is well maintained, reporting all computer faults immediately to the ICT team;
  • To maintain a professional, stimulating and tidy learning environment at all times, celebrating student achievements;
  • To contribute to presentation and consultation evenings and meeting with parents to encourage reading beyond curriculum time;
  • To provide advice to staff, students and the community regarding use, provision, development of the library;
  • To liaise with staff, students and leaders as part of the process of ensuring the library is well-stocked and fully supports a love of reading across the academy;
  • To devise and offer INSET activities in teaching and learning techniques in relation to learning resources and training in the use of the library;
  • Time-tabling the use of the library, for group (for example by teachers or sixth-form groups) or individual use, ensuring optimum use of facilities;
  • To liaise with the English and media team to publicise and organise an annual book week, liaising with authors, publishers etc;
  • To liaise with the English and media team to organise frequent visits from writers to raise the profile of reading and writing for pleasure;
  • Encouraging the effective use of the Library across the curriculum at Key Stage 3/4 and sixth form;
  • Providing guidance to groups and individuals using the Library;
  • Liaison with other information agencies including other resource areas, as well as Library managers across the Federation in order to provide an excellent service;
  • Development and implementation of study and information skills linked into the curriculum;
  • Participating in community links, including opening out of academy hours. A flexible approach to working hours is required;
  • To keep appropriate and effective records using academy ICT systems, that will enable efficient management of resources across the academy;
  • Disseminating information on resources and access to staff and students;
  • To monitor, evaluate and review the use and development of the area, this to include procedures for collecting data, eg. student questionnaires;
  • To organise and supervise after hours, lunch time and break time use of resources for students. Eg. study support and homework clubs

Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • English and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)
  • Degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of library systems
  • Knowledge of Accelerated Reading scheme
  • Knowledge of National curriculum, particularly for English
  • Librarian qualifications
  • Three years' experience of working in an inner city school or educational establishment
  • Experience of managing a library service
  • Experience of a range of reading schemes
  • Experience of working with students from a range of ethnic backgrounds


Commitment to safeguarding

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

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About Harris Invictus Academy Croydon

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
992 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0203 371 3002

Harris Invictus Academy Croydon was rated ‘outstanding’ in every category following its first ever Ofsted inspection in October 2016: only the seventh secondary free school in London to achieve this. The academy opened with its first cohort in September 2014 and moved into a state-of-the-art, new building in September 2017. As of September 2018, Harris Invictus has students from Year 7 to Year 11. The academy is oversubscribed and located in an area of disadvantage.

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