Study Centre Manager

Forest Academy, Ilford, Essex


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £24,462 to £25,809

Job summary

Study Centre Managers

£24,462 - £25,809 pro-rata salary

40 hours, term-time only Required: ASAP
Closing Date: 24 May 2019

We are seeking to appoint proactive and committed Study Centre Managers/Librarians. The study centre is at the heart of the school’s teaching and learning ethos. We are looking for ambitious individuals who understand the importance of enhancing student learning outside of the classroom and the need to encourage progression and aspiration at all key stages.

The successful applicants will:

• Be innovative and seek opportunities to improve our study centres.
• Be well organised and have the ability to stay composed under pressure in a busy working environment.
• Be approachable and flexible, with excellent communication and ICT skills.

Previous experience of working in a school environment is desirable.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. The below documents must be read prior to applying for this role and will be factored into interviews:

Keeping Children Safe in Education
BMAT – Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
Enhanced DBS (with list checks) is required for this post.

Further information and an application form can be found at Please forward your electronic applications to

Please note we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers, therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible

Role Profile

Purpose of role
To develop a study centre which is exciting and innovative and which reflects the high quality teaching and learning provision of the campus. To create a vibrant, independent learning environment which supports student achievement and progression.
General duties and responsibilities
• Maintaining the positive ethos of the study centre and supporting the development of independent learning.
• Ensuring that students develop positive reading habits and that they become lifelong readers.
• Engaging with local and national reading and literacy competitions.
• Taking responsibility for the Study Centre facility: maintenance, health and safety issues and staffing when necessary.
• Keeping up-to-date with developments and research regarding libraries and reading.
• Maintaining a presence around the school to ensure that the school’s high standards of behaviour are met.
• Working in close partnership with academic and support staff, in line with the school’s teaching and learning strategy.
• Collaborating with Heads of Departments and Directors of Achievement and Progress in the design and delivery of resources for specific projects and courses.
• Developing the Study Centre’s contribution to literacy programmes and inspiring students to read widely.
• Generating and implementing the Study Centre development plan.
• Managing the Study Centre budget.
• Establishing and developing the school’s archives and coordinating other staff involved in this process.


• Planning and development for effective use of the Study centre.
• Liaising with the BMAT IT team and contributing to operational and strategic planning.
• Ensuring good order and discipline in both study centres.
• Establishing effective systems for classifying, cataloguing, indexing and loans.
• Making the study centre attractive and accessible to students and staff; including the upkeep of displays, guiding and publicity materials
• Conducting an annual stock-take and ensure materials and resources are relevant to the needs of staff and students.


• Maintaining a precise overview of the whole curriculum and ensuring that the study centres support the school in its aims.
• Maintaining frequent contact with all departments in order to meet the independent learning needs of these areas.
• Astute selection and management of study centre resources and materials.
• Compiling indexes, bibliographical information and resource packs for student and staff use.
• Overseeing the effective use of ICT to support students’ learning.
• Developing and maintaining the Library’s e‐book resources.
• Developing and maintaining the Library’s online presence.

The above mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive, duties and responsibilities of the post may change as requirements and circumstances change. The post holder may be required to carry out such other duties as requested by management that are broadly within the level of the post.

Essential educational requirements

-Degree in a relevant subject
-Qualification at grade C or above in English, Maths and Science GCSE or NVQ Level 2 or equivalent.
-Good numeracy/literacy skills/IT skills

Essential qualifications

-Degree in a relevant subject
-Qualification at grade C or above in English, Maths and Science GCSE or NVQ Level 2 or equivalent.
-Good numeracy/literacy skills/IT skills

Essential skills and experience

-Working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation
-Excellent IT skills, and knowledge of how to apply them in a school library environment
-Confidence in working with a diverse mix of students aged from 13 to 18.
-Reliable, respectful, responsible & conscientious approach
-Friendly and personable, able to communicate well with others
-Ability to work well within a team, and support colleagues
-Self-motivating and proactive
-High level of initiative and ability to work independently

Employee benefits

£24,462 - £25,809 pro-rata salary
40 hours, term-time only Required: ASAP
Closing Date: 24 May 2019

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 576 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Forest Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Forest Academy

The Forest Academy (TFA) is a part of the Beacon Multi Academy Trust, along with Beal High School, North East London Teaching Alliance (NELTA) and Beacon Business Innovation Hub (BBIH). TFA and Beal sixth forms amalgamated in September 2018. TFA is an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school, located in the north east corner of Redbridge.

School location

Harbourer Road, Ilford, Essex, IG6 3TN