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New Hall School, Librarian

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New Hall School

Catholic independent HMC boarding & day school (3-18) for 1,250 students
Co-ed Pre-Prep Division (3-7) & Preparatory Division (3-11)
Girls' Division (11-16) ? Boys' Division (11-16) ? Co-ed Sixth Form (16-18)
The Avenue, Boreham, Chelmsford, CM3 3HS

New Hall School has the following immediate vacancy:


(8.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, during term time only, plus 5 days to be worked during school holidays and all INSET days.)

We currently seek to appoint an experienced and innovative professional who will maintain, develop and promote the Library. A professional qualification in Librarianship, information management or information science is essential. The ability to offer EPQ supervision would be advantageous. A willingness to become involved with the wider life of this busy boarding and day school is essential. 

The salary range for this role is between £21,320.14pa and £25,860.79pa (fte £25,928pa to £31,450pa at September 2018 rates).

Closing Date: Midday, Friday 12 October 2018

Interview Date:  Wednesday 17 October 2018

Excellent benefits • free parking • superb working environment • London Stratford 20 mins by train • complimentary lunch & refreshments 

New Hall is committed to safeguarding pupils.  There will be an enhanced DBS check prior to appointment.

For further details & an application form please visit:

Alternatively, please contact the HR Department on 01245 467 588.

New Hall School Trust: Registered Office at New Hall School • Limited Company (05472420) • Registered Charity (1110286) • Registered in England

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Senior Librarian - Schools Services Officer - Cumbria

Senior Librarian - Schools Services Officer 

Salary: £29,909–£30,756

Hours: Full time- 37 hours per week

Workbase: Carlisle - travel throughout Cumbria required

Contract Details: Permanent

Cumbria Library Services for Schools is looking to appoint an enthusiastic, experienced librarian to work with schools around the county.

Are you passionate about helping children learn, enjoy and develop their love for reading and literacy? Would you like to work in a varied and rewarding role?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to make a direct and positive difference to children's reading and library experiences within schools across the county.

The primary aim of Library Services for Schools is to support literacy and learning and to encourage reading for pleasure. The team provide a specialist library advisory service to primary, secondary and other educational establishments across Cumbria.

The Role

As a Senior Officer within the service, you will work closely with both school staff and pupils and be responsible for choosing the best resources needed to support the National Curriculum, school projects and reading for pleasure. You will be required to buy books, advise on library layout and stock in school, and be instrumental in promoting a love of books and reading at both primary and secondary school level. You will also be responsible for managing our 3 school Book Buses and overseeing our annual secondary school book award. 

Who we are looking for:

The ideal candidate will be a qualified librarian, teacher or have substantial experience and knowledge of the national curriculum and the library service. Experience of working at secondary school level would be desirable. We are looking for someone that is confident, enjoys working with children and has the ability to build strong working relationships at all levels within the school setting. 

If this sounds like you and you share our passion for the service then apply today.

Interview date: Monday 12th November 2018

Closing date for applications: Friday 26th October 2018

If you would like to find out more about the role, please visit our webpages www.cumbria.gov.uk/jobsandcareers , view the attached information or call Sue Cochrane (Mon-Wed) on 01228 227273.


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Kids' Lit Quiz Voluntary Regional Organiser


Looking to develop your CV and develop contact with like minded librarian colleagues across the UK? – Then look no further!

The Chairman and Trustees of the Kids' Lit Quiz UK are looking for a Regional Organiser for the coming year and beyond, for South West England (based in the Plymouth area or near the Devon/Cornish border), to join our happy team of volunteers.

The KLQ UK hold 19 Regional Heats up and down the country which culminates in a grand National Final, normally held in London. The winning UK National team are then invited to enter the World Final the following year, which would take place in one of the other participating countries. Wayne Mills, our Founder and Quizmaster, asks questions on children's literature and it could be anything from the Comics to the Classics. There is no reading list. The Regional Organiser would be responsible for contacting schools to enter teams of four students from Years 6, 7 and 8 to compete for the Regional cup, to collect the entry fees and complete a Returns Form to be sent to the National Treasurer, and to provide a venue (usually a School hall) to hold approx 20 teams and supply light refreshments. All expenses are paid.

A list of Guidelines will be sent on request.

For further details, please contact Jacky Atkinson, Chairman - klquktrustee1[at]gmail.com