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Job Ref No. ECC4007-296S Position Type: Library Pay Range: £15,866 to £16,486
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 23/02/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: W/C 2nd March 2020  

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Learning Resource Centre Assistant (Part Time)

Band 2 within the range 3-5

Actual salary range £15,866 to £16,486 inc. Outer Fringe

37 hours per week, 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am to 3.30pm Friday, term time only

A vacancy has arisen for a self-motivated and passionate individual to work within our well established and vibrant Learning Resource Centre. We are passionate about reading and literacy at JHS and are looking for someone who shares that enthusiasm and has the ability to engage with our young people, capture their imagination and fuel their desire to read and expand their literary knowledge.

You will work alongside our Literacy Lead assisting them to raise the profile of the library and promote the accelerated reading programme across the school. Helping to organise and promote events, readings and book launches that will engage the students.

Previous experience working within a school environment is not a requirement; however, a love of literature in all its forms and an ability to share that enthusiasm with students is essential. Good IT skills are required, preferably with sound experience in Word and Excel.

You should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a positive approach to working effectively with all members of the school community. This is a public facing role, so fluency in English is essential.

CVs alone will not be accepted. CV's submitted by an agency will not be considered

Closing date: Midday 23 February 2020

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The James Hornsby School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure

The James Hornsby School is a Zenith Multi Academy Trust school as part of Zenith Multi Academy Trust

Information about the School

The James Hornsby School, is a successful school with Investors in People Gold status, which can offer students the opportunity to reach their full potential in a supportive and caring environment. Our students are proud of their school and enjoy so many different parts of school life including trips, visits and many other activities both in and outside of the normal school day.

We believe that it is essential that we work in partnership with the students, parents/carers and both local and international communities to enable our students to be prepared for their future lives. Our school motto, 'Together We Excel' reflects this belief. Staff at The James Hornsby School work incredibly hard, along with Governors and Parents, to ensure we offer the best educational opportunities possible.

The James Hornsby School is a forward thinking school, continually looking for new ways to provide the best learning environment and learning opportunities for our students. We are at the centre of the local community and open our doors outside of the normal school day to support learning and recreational opportunities in the local community. We are aiming for excellence and we invite you to come and see for yourselves.

Quotes from our May 2016 Ofsted report: "This school is well led. The Headteacher and leaders have worked with determination to create a culture where pupils share a 'lifelong love of learning' and achieve their best". "School leaders have succeeded in bringing pupils together into a positive, caring school community which promotes high expectations for attitudes towards learning, relationships and attendance."

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Leigh Christensen
Leinster Road
Laindon, Basildon
Essex, SS15 5NX
Telephone: 01268 582400

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