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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    8 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

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  • Permanent, part time, 15 hours per week (Monday to Tuesday, 8.30am - 4.30pm) 39.2 weeks per year (term time plus INSET days)

Contract type


Actual salary

Grade 6; SCP12 - SCP17 (equating to £9,343 to £10,173 per annum)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications and experience


Educated to GCSE or equivalent to Grade C (or above) in EnglishLanguage and Mathematics

Knowledge or working practice in and education / libraryenvironment.

Awareness of the importance of data protection, confidentialityand safeguarding.

Experience working with young people in a school or college.

Experience of successfully building rapport and developingrelationships with others.


Further/higher education or library qualifications.

Use of school MIS system ideally SIMS.

An understanding that barriers to learning exist and can beremoved

Previous experience in a similar role.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of policies, procedures and practices for librarymanagement.

Knowledge, understanding and competence in Microsoft Officeand library management systems.

Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise ownworkload.

Good communication skills with staff, students and other users ofthe Academy library.

Ability to analyse the needs of library users and secureappropriate resources to meet those needs.

Creativity in making the library an attractive place for pupils,supporting literacy and developing the research capabilities ofstudents.

Ability to lead on the maintenance and control of library stock.

Safeguarding requirements for working with children.

Excellent written and oral communication, including the accurateuse of English grammar, punctuation and syntax.


Understanding of managing a budget.

An awareness of current educational practice and policy.

Knowledge and understanding of academic research in relation tolibraries within secondary educational environments.

Confidence with audio/visual equipment

Understanding of the English secondary curriculumUnderstanding of the public examination system.

Personal Qualities and Attributes


Flexibility and adaptability.

Self-confidence and the ability to take the initiative and deal withdifficult situations.

Commitment to further training and development

What the school offers its staff

Birches Head Academy is part of the Frank Field Education Trust and we work collaboratively with others in our FFET family, allowing our students and staff many opportunities to develop.

Birches Head Academy is looking to appoint a Library Supervisor on a part-time, job share basis, to join our dedicated staff, who will organise and manage the daily running of the Academy’s Library. The post holder will inspire and enable young people become productive, responsible and independent readers and will contribute to improved reading outcomes for all students.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of the Library.

This post is demanding, requires a high degree of confidentiality and flexibility, and will prove both interesting and rewarding to the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of working within a busy environment, remaining calm under pressure.

Experience of working in a library / school environment with students age 11-16 and knowledge of school-based systems (e.g. SIMS, ParentPay, ClassCharts etc.) would be an advantage, but is not essential, as training will be provided.

You should possess the ability to communicate effectively with students, colleagues and parents / carers. You must be computer literate, organised and have at least five GCSEs, including Maths and English at grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications).

All staff play a vital role in helping us to ensure our students receive a world-class education, thereby enabling each child to reach their full potential.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

For further information, including the recruitment pack and application form, please visit our website at: www.bircheshead.org.uk. Alternatively, you can contact the school for an information pack.

Further details about the role

Purpose of the Post:

• To organise and manage the daily running of the Academy’s Library.

• To inspire and enable young people to realise their full potential as productive,

responsible and independent readers

• To contribute to improved reading outcomes for students.

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 Birches Head Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1024 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Arranging a visit to Birches Head Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jbracegirdle@bircheshead.org.uk.

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