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Priory School, Hertfordshire

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The Priory School, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Professional Librarian

H8 (£22,745 – £24,650 actual)

Term time plus 1 week (training days)

Hours per week - 37

The Priory School is a thriving learning community which seeks to appoint a Librarian. We are looking for inspirational, innovative and passionate Librarian who can bring the love of reading to our school community. We will provide you with the right balance of support, challenge and stimulation for both job satisfaction and career development. 

The role is to:

  • Promote a love of reading to the school community;
  • Make use of and adopt technology to support reading and independent research;
  • Support the whole school literacy strategy.

The Priory School: 

  • is oversubscribed 
  • has happy, disciplined students who are eager to achieve their best
  • is situated on an attractive greenbelt campus in Hitchin with excellent transport links 
  • actively promotes staff wellbeing 
  • is a school that is committed to innovation and excellence.

If you would like a conversation about the post, or would like to visit the school in advance of applying, please contact Tony Foster at tony.foster[at]priory.herts.sch.uk or 01462622300 ext 204.  

Please return the completed forms and enclosing a letter of application addressed to Geraint Edwards, Headteacher or by email to personnel[at]priory.herts.sch.uk, by 3:30pm on the 6th July 2018. Interviews will take place week commencing 9th July 2018. 

The Priory School, Bedford Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG52UR


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Priory Job Description - Librarian (June 2018)

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Library Resource Coordinator - Kendrick School

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2 Part-Time Roles (8am to 12.30pm; 12.30pm to 5pm)

22½ hours per week term time plus 1 week during the summer holidays and INSET days as and when required

Scale Point 18-21

Actual Salary £9,705-£10,564pa (FTE: £18,870-£20,541pa)

Required for September 2018, two enthusiastic and well-organised Library Resource Coordinators. Experience is not essential, however, you must be motivated, creative and passionate about students' learning, books and reading.

Kendrick School is a high achieving selective school for girls aged 11 to 18. It is a specialist school in Science, Mathematics and Languages. The Library is an integral part of learning at Kendrick School. It aims to provide a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of the school community, in which to enjoy reading, research and study for both academic and extra-curricular purposes.  There is space for individual private study and class or group lessons and is open throughout the day and after school.

As a valued member of staff, your role would involve the management, development and promotion of the Library, ensuring that all students and staff have access to a wide range of reading matter, reference materials, research tools and information services. You would be responsible for supervising students and supporting them with their independent learning as well as organising and maintaining the school archives for school events and the Alumnae.

An application form and a job description can be downloaded from the school website or obtained by contacting Ms Amanda Emberson at the school. Visits to the school are welcome.

CVs cannot be accepted as a method of application.

Closing date: Wednesday 27th June 2018

Interviews: Friday 6th July 2018

Kendrick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service. Kendrick School is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Kendrick School, London Road, Reading RG1 5BN
Tel: 0118 9015859

Kendrick School Application Pack - Library Resource Coordinators (2 roles) (for September 2018)

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Kendrick School - Support Staff Application Form

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Declaration of Conviction

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