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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    10 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 May 2024

Job details

Job role

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: Monday - Friday 37 hrs per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£26,421 - £28,770 FTE

Pay scale

NJC SCP 12-17 Term Time Only plus 3 weeks

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you have a love for literature? Do you want to be part of an outstanding and unique organisation which is passionate about literacy and reading initiatives, with a library at its heart?

We are looking for a dynamic and highly organised individual with excellent communication skills, who believes that reading and literacy should be at the centre of every school, as an essential resource for student learning and research. This is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to use their expertise and initiative to promote a first-class learning and study environment, enhancing and developing the school’s resources and aligned to the School’s vision and ethos.

The ideal candidate will have experience in organising, managing and maintaining a library on a daily basis; our librarian will need to ensure that the library provision meets the needs of all its users, developing and promoting the library and a love of reading to students and staff.

You will effectively control stock including researching resource availability to teaching staff relevant to the curriculum, and make purchases in line with the library budget; you will also develop links with external library services

Previous experience of working in a school environment is desirable but not essential.

Purpose of the post:

Manage the operational process and day-to-day running of the school library. To possess a genuine

love of literature partnered with the zeal, creativity and drive to inspire a reading culture that develops

impassioned life-long readers.

Specific Responsibilities

1. Library Management

  • Use the “Eclipse” library system to catalogue books and other library resources; issue, return and renew books, generate reports and ensure that an effective system is in place to recall library books, so ensuring no loss of stock.
  • Manage resources within the library, including the selection and organisation of books and other learning materials, subject to approval from the library budget holder.
  • Ensure that the library is a well-ordered and an aesthetically pleasing space, encompassing the creation and upkeep of visually pleasing, changeable library displays.
  • Manage the student librarian team, student helpers and volunteers assigning tasks and ensuring that student voice remains integral to the development of the school library.
  • Assist in the promotion of a school-wide culture of reading through the implementation of library events, competitions and challenges; and the creation and development of after-school library clubs.
  • Assist students in the selection of reading materials, recommending books as appropriate.
  • Support the facilitation of library events.
  • Ensure that library events and activities are represented in assemblies and form- time messages.
  • Maintain a photographic and electronic record of key library events, to assist the Literacy Co-ordinator and Marketing Manager in the elevation of the library’s public profile through external communication channels, including social media.
  • Manage behaviour within the library at break and lunch-times, promoting high standards of conduct by establishing a positive, friendly and engaging working atmosphere.
  • Support the English faculty in administering and recording reading tests to students as per the agreed calendar.
  • Occasionally deliver small group interventions, as directed by the Head of English or Literacy Coordinator.

2. Literacy Assessment online

  • Support the English faculty in administering and recording reading tests to students as per the agreed calendar.
  • Occasionally deliver small group interventions, as directed by the Head of English or Literacy Coordinator.

Closing date: Monday 10th June 2024 at 9.00am.

Interviews: Friday 14th June 2024

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosing & Barring Certificate and online searches as part of our Safer Recruitment & Selection Procedures

What the school offers its staff

Our School’s mission is 'In Pursuit of Excellence’ in everything that we do and our core values; Learn, Think, Contribute, Care, embody our determination to ensure that all our students receive a first class education that enables them to take their place in society confidently.

We are a popular and high achieving school on the edge of Merseyside with a very strong reputation locally and significantly over subscribed.

Further details about the role

Knowledge and Experience

Experience of working with young people of all ages

Experience of delivering to deadlines and achieving set targets to a high standard

Experience of allocating and prioritising workload effectively to gain maximum productivity

Previous experience in a similar role

Strong IT Skills including knowledge of MS Office

Experience of working in a school, library or other learning environment

Knowledge of or experience with Eclipse library system

Experience of working with confidential information

Awareness of current issues in the Education sector

Qualifications and Training

Excellent literacy and numeracy skills - Minimum of GCSE or equivalent grade C in English and Maths

Training in the literacy/numeracy strategy

Training in special educational needs strategies

Willingness to undertake first aid training

Degree in Information, English or another relevant subject

A qualification in Librarianship

Skills and Abilities

Strong interest in children’s and young adult literature – both classic and contemporary

Passion for reading

Excellent time management, planning and organisational skills

Ability to work independently to organise own workload


Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate engaging oral and written communication

Highly motivated individual with an innovative approach

Problem solving and analytical skills

Good team player

Flexible approach

Good Behaviour Management

Commitment to Equal Opportunities

Ability to understand and demonstrate commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace

Commitment to safeguarding

Rainhill High School and Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people as well as promoting equality of opportunity and community cohesion; where the diversity of different backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers to share in this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosing & Barring Certificate and online searches as part of our Safer Recruitment & Selection Procedures.

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About Rainhill High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1830 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01744 677205

11-18 Mixed Comprehensive 1847 on roll

Rainhill High School is a co-educational secondary school and sixth form centre located in Rainhill, Merseyside, England.

The school converted to an academy under Rainhill Learning Village in March 2017. More recently, the school has become part of the Stephenson Trust.

Our Partners

Founded in 2015 by former Liverpool and England striker, Robbie Fowler, The Fowler Academy’s results are impressive. Receiving glowing reports from OFSTED and Pearson qualifications, The Fowler Academy were awarded 'Most Inspirational Post 16 Provider in 2019's Educate Awards and were shortlisted in the 2021 TES Awards, as best national provider and have recently moved to their new home, the former first team training ground for Liverpool FC, Melwood.

Partnerships with the LFC Foundation and Rainhill, The Fowler Academy's blended offer of football and post 16 education is both exciting and innovative, ensuring excellent outcomes for students.

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