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Library Manager

Job Title: Library Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Croydon, Surrey, S. E. England, England
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
REF: LibraryMgr_1568632815
Contact Name: Richard Brittain
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

Library Manager

Grade 6 (Outer London) + Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Additional Harris Benefits

Term-time only + five additional days (INSET)

Uniform Education are proud to be working alongside a Harris Academy in South London that are recruiting for a Library Manager. This position is to start as soon as a suitable applicant becomes available and on a permanent basis. Please review the below job description and if interested in applying submit your CV or email for more details.

Main Areas of Responsibility

Managing the library

  • Management, organisation and supervision of the Library (Learning Resources Centre);
  • To ensure that all learning resources equipment is well maintained, reporting all computer faults immediately to the ICT team;
  • To maintain a professional, stimulating and tidy learning environment at all times, celebrating student achievements;
  • To contribute to presentation and consultation evenings and meeting with parents to encourage reading beyond curriculum time;
  • To provide advice to staff, students and the community regarding use, provision, development of the library;
  • To liaise with staff, students and leaders as part of the process of ensuring the library is well-stocked and fully supports a love of reading across the academy;
  • To devise and offer INSET activities in teaching and learning techniques in relation to learning resources and training in the use of the library;
  • Time-tabling the use of the library, for group (for example by teachers or sixth-form groups) or individual use, ensuring optimum use of facilities;
  • To liaise with the English and media team to publicise and organise an annual book week, liaising with authors, publishers etc;
  • To liaise with the English and media team to organise frequent visits from writers to raise the profile of reading and writing for pleasure;
  • Encouraging the effective use of the Library across the curriculum at Key Stage 3/4 and sixth form;
  • Providing guidance to groups and individuals using the Library;
  • Liaison with other information agencies including other resource areas, as well as Library managers across the Federation in order to provide an excellent service;
  • Development and implementation of study and information skills linked into the curriculum;
  • Participating in community links, including opening out of academy hours. A flexible approach to working hours is required;
  • To be responsible to the Business Manager for the management of the Centre's delegated budgets;
  • To keep appropriate and effective records using academy ICT systems, that will enable efficient management of resources across the academy;
  • Disseminating information on resources and access to staff and students;
  • To monitor, evaluate and review the use and development of the area, this to include procedures for collecting data, eg. student questionnaires;
  • To organise and supervise after hours, lunch time and break time use of resources for students. Eg. study support and homework clubs

Reporting to: Operational Accountability - Literacy Coordinator/Professional Accountability - Resources Manager.

Liaising with: Principal, Academy Leadership Group, Student Support Services relevant non-teaching support staff, parents and other appropriate stakeholders.

Key Stage 3 Reading Scheme (currently Accelerated Reader)

  • To oversee and manage the the chosen reading scheme programme for all students in KS3;
  • To devise and offer INSET activities to ensure that all KS3 tutors and English staff fully understand how the chosen reading scheme operates and how to maximise student's reading progress and attainment;
  • To devise intervention programmes to support and challenge targeted students to accelerate reading skills;
  • To analyse data and provide detailed reports to evaluate success rates of students on an individual, tutor group, year group and faculty level;
  • To liaise with the reading scheme provider to ensure that licenses are accurate and that all aspects of the programme are exploited to maximise student success rates;
  • To manage and publicise the rewards systems for the chosen reading scheme to maximise student engagement and motivation;
  • To disseminate class reading records and league tables (every half term) to relevant staff;
  • To type and send letters to parents regarding individual student progress as relevant;
  • To print off individual student records to be sent home with half termly assessment reports;
  • To ensure that Academy website is updated with dates of star tests/ top tips for parents/ reading lists to encourage home reading;
  • To liaise with the data manager to ensure that Bromcom records are updated as appropriate after each session of star testing.

Academy Ethos

  • To engage actively in the performance review process, addressing appraisal targets set by the line manager each autumn term.
  • To promote equal opportunities and celebrate diversity in all aspects of the academy.
  • To play a full part in the life of the Academy community, to support its distinctive aim and ethos and to encourage staff and students to follow this example.