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Orchard Junior School

School Librarian / Admin Assistant

Closing date: 16/07/2020 at 12:00

Job Start Date: 01/09/2020

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Part-time

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: 6,264

Salary Pro-Rata: 6,264

Hours of Work: 0.3467 15 hours per week Monday to Friday term time only. 11.00 am - 2.00 pm (indicative hours - to be negotiated with successful candidate

Location of Role: Orchard Junior School

Job/Person Summary

We are looking for a versatile person who is willing to be flexible with both working hours and the duties they undertake.  You are the type of person who is able to multi task, react to circumstances and demands as they arise. We need someone who will ‘muck in’.

Just imagine you are based in the modern well-resourced library right at the heart of our School. You make sure that the area looks inviting to children and parents. A child comes in and asks for your help. You look forward to steering them in the right direction, helping them to find an author they will like and encouraging others to expand their experience.

The reading challenge you have just organised has really inspired the children and their families. The book clubs you run are over-subscribed! You have arranged a celebration with families and the children chatter about the stories you share with them at lunchtime.

Alongside this you support the teachers in using the library effectively, suggesting library skills and games the children may enjoy. The teachers also know you are on hand to help with finding and sourcing books. You will have been trained by the Hampshire School Library Service to use library software and help troubleshoot basic problems. You may not have done this before, but it doesn’t matter because you have an enthusiasm to learn.  You will also go into class to support teachers s required.

You love your job, and you understand how key it is to ensure that all children leave our school with a thirst for reading.

We are looking for a hard working and enthusiastic person to join who has either already worked with children in a school class based environment or has experience of working in a library.

You are an efficient administrator who enjoys working as part of a team, being flexible and willing to undertake whatever tasks are asked of them.  You will need to be organised, capable or working both independently and as part of a team and able to manage a busy workload.  Patience, tact and diplomacy are essential attributes for this post as well as a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. 

As part of the office team you may be ‘front of house’ dealing with children, parents, visitors and contractors.  The role will entail: the preparation of communications with parents, answering the telephone and dealing with parent queries, general administration generated from senior leaders and the teaching staff.  You will need to be able to process information confidentially working under the practice of the GDPR).

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Application Procedure

To apply please obtain an application pack from the school website www.orchardjunior.com and return it to Ms Angela Symes, Finance Manager, angela.symes@orchardjunior.com by Thursday 16th July 2020 at 12.00 noon.

Safer Recruitment

Orchard Junior School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Water Lane, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 4SB

Telephone: 023 8084 3162

Website: www.orchardjunior.com/

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