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Librarian Library - Term Time

Folkestone Academy, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-4020-503S
  • Posted:19/01/2023
  • Pay:AR06 £21,890 (£19,311 pro rata)
  • Start Date:April 2023
  • App Close Date:20/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:27th February 2023


We need an enthusiastic and passionate Librarian to promote reading across Folkestone Academy and to manage the school library.  The promotion of reading at secondary level is an exciting project and will provide a good opportunity to be part of something that is innovative and rewarding.  Previous experience is preferable but not essential.  

Folkestone Academy is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate librarian to promote reading in Folkestone Academy and to lead and manage the school library. This is a permanent post to start April 2023, to benefit from a handover period with the current librarian and to work with groups of students to accelerate their progress in reading.

 The successful candidate will:-

  • Contribute towards the Academy's and Trust's vision and ethos
  • Enjoy completing their work in a professional and positive manner, relish solving problems and take pride in helping people
  • Have a genuine passion and belief in the reading potential of every student
  • Work with groups of students to support reading through interventions
  • Value the importance of student choice in relation to their reading
  • Have a commitment to promoting reading to all students
  • Have strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity
  • Be highly motivated and have a flexible approach towards work and working hours
  • Have knowledge of and experience of how libraries work: their system, their organisation and the vital role they play in secondary schools is desirable. 
  • Have a knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System desirable but training will be given
  • Degree Essential
  • In return we will offer you:
  • A professional, hardworking and supportive team of staff
  • Enthusiastic students who are willing to learn and are proud of their learning environment
  • The opportunity to develop in a supported and structured environment
  • Opportunities for further promotion within the school and across the Trust

For our ethos and values, please see our website www.turnerschools.com

Term Time only + 2 additional weeks to include INSET days

Permanent post starting April 2023

37 hours per week

We reserve the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.


Information about the school

At Folkestone Academy we foster an environment where students value their education and enjoy their learning and feel inspired to develop their true passions. We offer traditional academic subjects alongside creative arts, sports and a vibrant extra-curricular. We want our pupils to find their talents and be the best they can be.

We believe our purpose is to provide the young people we serve with a powerful education. This education will foster ambitious students who have the confidence to succeed academically and to go on to live fulfilled, successful lives.

We believe that a knowledge-led curriculum delivered by research-engaged, dedicated practitioners is the catalyst necessary to achieve this purpose. Essential to this purpose is our shared commitment to our values.

Folkestone Academy is part of Turner Schools, which is committed to giving a powerful education to local families through schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Turner Schools is committed to ensuring success without selection for our pupils and students by teaching them the core knowledge and life skills they need to thrive in the modern world. Turner Schools is committed to leading schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Our mission is to set a new standard in non-selective education, empowering our pupils and students with cultural capital. In this way we will contribute to the regeneration of the region; we call this mission ‘sea-change’.

Our schools include: Folkestone Academy; Folkestone Primary; Morehall Primary; Martello Primary; and Turner Free School.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an on-line search in order to identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available on line.Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.