Library Assistant and Reading Advocate

Plume, Maldon's Community Academy, Maldon

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Job Ref No. ECC5402-569S Position Type: Library Pay Range: Actual annual pay at £18,455 (pro rata equivalent
Position Start Date: 03/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 01/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: From 1 July or sooner  

Job Description

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Library Assistant and Reading Advocate

We are seeking to appoint a Library Assistant and Reading Advocate on a full or part-time basis from September 2024. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the day-to-day running of the academy's library spaces; they will also have a passion for reading. They will help promote reading throughout the academy and will spend part of their day hearing students read one a one-to-one and small group basis, assisting them with simple learning activities that may improve their reading age.

Personal Qualities

The successful applicant should have a minimum level of qualifications, including level 2 in Mathematics and English at a minimum C grade [or grade 4] at GCSE.

Responsibilities of the Post Holder

The responsibilities of the postholder will be in accordance with the Library Assistant and Reading Advocate job description.

Remuneration and Working Time
The contract will commence on 3 September 2024. The hours of work required for the role are 37 hours per week or part-time, 38 weeks per annum (Term time only). The working hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mondays - Thursdays and 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Fridays with a half-hour unpaid lunch break. The offered salary is £22,070 FTE (2024 pending salary award), with actual annual pay at £18,455 (pro rata equivalent of Point 11), including holiday pay.

Application Process

If you are interested in the position and wish to discuss the post prior to application, please email Mrs Dorcas Ologunde, Director of Human Resources, at, to arrange a telephone conversation. We are very proud of our academy and what we can offer new members of our team. The Director of Human Resources will be pleased to discuss the post and provide further information about the academy.

To apply please complete the Plume Academy online application form This must be completed by the closing date stated (unaccompanied CVs or third-party application forms will not be accepted).

Closing Date: Monday 1st July 2024 (Noon)

Interviews are likely to take place the same week, however, early applicants may be taken through to interview sooner.

Information about the School

Work at a place where you feel valued and recognised. An environment where imagination and creativity counts. Work with us.

Currently the third largest secondary school in Essex as a single academy trust and growing, we are focused on enhancing our future structure and have roles where we are seeking people who can bring fresh perspectives and new variety for the benefits of our students. At Plume Academy you will find the space to develop your talents, the freedom to contribute and the opportunity to grow as part of our welcoming and inclusive family. Employing over 250 staff, from teaching and learning to management and administration, you will find opportunities at every level, across both of our campuses.

Our people share a determination to push boundaries, think differently and achieve more. As an employee, you’ll play a crucial part in assisting with our continual development. In return, we will support, nurture and reward you with benefits from training and development to responsibility recognition.

Plume had a successful Ofsted inspection in November 2023 and was judged a ‘good’ Academy. Ofsted acknowledged the high quality of teaching and excellent relationships in the Academy.

Plume Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are therefore subject to satisfactory DBS and Immigration Checks, demonstration of ability, together with the receipt of references.

If you would like to telephone the HR Department prior to completing the application form, they would be pleased to discuss the role in further detail and arrange a visit to the academy.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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

HR Department
Fambridge Road, Maldon
Essex, CM9 6AB
Telephone: 01621 854681