16 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    30 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time, term time: 40 hours a week for 40 weeks a year

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

in the region of 24000 full time equivalent

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting time to join us at Cornerstone Academy Trust, with schools based Exeter in East Devon and the coastal towns of Exmouth and Barnstaple. We are wishing to recruit a resolute and professional librarian who will work alongside our other librarians to support children of all ages across the schools.

We are looking for someone who loves books and reading, has a sound and demonstrable knowledge of children’s literature, and has a desire to assist children progress in their reading skills throughout their time at primary school. The postholder will use an online library resource management system alongside Microsoft Teams and Microsoft365 and so must be proficient in the use of IT. Each of our schools has a dedicated, modern, and well stocked library which is at the heart of the school and at the heart of the Trust’s strategy. We open the libraries throughout the whole school day including before and after school. The librarians ensure that we maintain a service across the libraries working with children and their families to build a strong reading ethos and culture within each school. We want every child to be an avid and successful reader.

You will not only be responsible for maintaining the library and the book stock but also supporting children in choosing appropriate books, tracking what they are reading, helping with author visits and in mentoring and tutoring individual children across the curriculum and in their pastoral needs to ensure they make maximum progress in their education. Like other teaching assistants you will play a vital role in the Trust to provide an exciting learning environment.

As a Trust which is also responsible for an English Hub (a DfE programme aimed at sharing best practice in the teaching of reading and English), our librarians play a vital role in supporting our children and role modelling these best practices, as well as supporting teaching staff in choosing and promoting high quality texts.

What the school offers its staff

Required in September 2024, the post is permanent. It is 40 hours per week, for 40 weeks a year (term time plus five non-pupil days, plus one week in the summer holiday). Normal hours of work will be Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.00pm, with a 30-minute lunch break. If you are interested in working additional hours, all year round, there are opportunities to work within our holiday club where you will support in delivering an exciting array of activities to the children who attend.

The full-time salary is pro-rated to reflect term time only working and so the actual salary will commence in the region of £21,300 per annum, depending on age and experience. This reflects only working 40 out of 52 weeks.

You will have access to the Local Government pension scheme, a health scheme, a cycle to work scheme and subsidised meals in our staff café with food cooked and served by our own chefs. Successful candidates will be provided with state-of-the-art IT equipment to help them fulfil their duties and we support all staff with an investment in their professional development through training and a good performance management process, where a bonus is payable to those who achieve highly.

We look forward to receiving your application and hopefully meeting you as part of the recruitment process.

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

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About Cornerstone Academy Trust

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
01392 304040

A multi academy trust, based in Exeter, made up of seven primary schools.

Arranging a visit to Cornerstone Academy Trust

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