The Bishop’s Stortford High School
London Road, Bishop’s Stortford,
Hertfordshire CM23 3LU
Tel: 01279 868686
40 weeks at 37 hours per week.
Required for January 2024
Grade Hay 8 + London Fringe Allowance
A good librarian combines a passion for books with the excellent interpersonal communication skills and computer literacy to run an effective library. In addition to a natural inclination to work in a media-driven environment, librarians need to be good readers to keep up on current library trends and materials.
We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, imaginative and ambitious librarian to help instil a love of reading and lead our popular and well-resourced school library. The library is in constant use throughout the day and the librarian is well supported by a fantastic team of parent and student helpers. The successful candidate will be able to build positive professional relationships with students and manage the learning environment and resources accordingly.
The successful applicant will have:
- Experience of working with young people
- Experience of utilising ICT and skills to access and retrieve information.
- Good general level of education including literacy/numeracy skills.
- A minimum of NVQ3 level relevant library and information qualifications or comparable relevant experience.
- Professional qualification in librarianship, information management/ information science or extensive relevant experience in a library
- Strong organisational skills
- Good ICT skills, including ability to use library management software effectively
- A helpful & positive nature
Full details of the role can be found on our school website.
‘Pupils achieve highly at this stunning school’ – Ofsted, May 2023
Educating approximately 1250 students, The Bishop’s Stortford High School provides a single-sex education for boys in Years 7 to 11 and has a thriving mixed sixth form of close to 400 students, including 120 female students. As a result of excellent teaching, our students consistently achieve fantastic academic outcomes at both GCSE and A-Level. “Behaviour is exemplary in lessons and around the school.” which means the school has a calm atmosphere and students are ready to learn. “Pupils are polite, well-mannered and kind.” and “are ambassadors for the school, demonstrating excellent behaviours in all that they do.” (Ofsted 2023)
The school is relocating to a new site less than a mile from our current location. This exciting project will provide us with a fantastic new learning environment, supported by cutting edge technology, and huge opportunities for the future. Our vast list of extra-curricular activities and trips means students engage positively with school and represent our values with pride. Staff turnover is low, as they feel well-supported and enjoy working here, with many choosing the school for their own children.
An application form and further details of the position are immediately available from the Headteacher’s P.A. Mrs D. Landers at the school or downloadable from the website: www.tbshs.org
TBSHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of all our children and expects staff to share this commitment. A Disclosure Barring Service check is required for all successful applicants.
Applications by midday on Tuesday 5th December 2023
Interview date TBC