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Learning Resources Librarian (Part Time)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Do you have a love of children’s books or a keen interest in children’s literature?

Would you like to be part of a team that enhances education in schools?

Are you organised and have an eye for detail?

If yes, we have the perfect role for you!

Our Learning Resources Service is looking for an experienced Librarian to join our amazing team in Wandsworth and help provide schools and teachers with the resources they need to enable them to give children in the borough the best possible education!

This post is offered as a job share (12 hours per week) and the core working hours are likely to be: 09:00am-16:00pm, two days per week with some flexibility. As this is a job share post there may be an opportunity to increase the hours worked to full-time in the future.

About the service

The Learning Resources Service (LRS) is a busy school library service. The service supports the teaching of pupils by providing an array of resources from story props to guided reading material to subscribing primary schools.

About the role

You will be involved in the full range of activities in the Library. Assisting with the day to day operation of the LRS; contributing to the effective delivery of the resources to schools compiled according to the National Curriculum; and teachers’ requests.

You will report to the Senior Learning Resources Librarian on a day to day basis and you will be responsible and contribute to a range of tasks within the library including general issue, returns, shelving of library resources and keeping the library stock in good order.

About you

Experience of working in libraries or with collections of written material is required, alongside knowledge of the national curriculum. Formal qualifications are not essential, although a relevant qualification would be advantageous as would an interest in children’s literature.

You should have good IT skills and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  The role requires initiative and the ability to for you to work both independently and as part of a team. 

Contact details

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role, please contact Angela Blake by email at angela.blake@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Benefits

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.

We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Closing date: 11:59pm on Sunday 7th March 2021
  • Shortlisting date: Wednesday 10th March 2021
  • Interview date: Thursday 18th March 2021. This will involve a test which will be done online via Microsoft teams.

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

How to apply

To be considered for interview your CV and supporting statement (no more than 2 sides of a4) must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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