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Library Manager - Full-time

Strood Academy, Strood

  • Ref:MED887-6905-565S
  • Posted:17/04/2024
  • Pay:Actual salary £20,461 per annum (£23,893 full-time
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:06/05/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


Strood Academy is seeking to appoint a forward-thinking, motivated and enthusiastic Library Manager, to join from September 2024. The role requires the librarian to maintain and facilitate our student's use of the library and motivate them to read and embed a love of reading into their daily lives. In addition, the librarian will ensure that online resources are in place so that students can further their own development and learning, allowing them to realise their aspirations. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for building excellent working relationships with students, staff and parents. You will have a high standard of attention to detail since you will be organising books and other materials throughout the day. Over time, this quiet and relaxing environment can help students with their overall grades and improve their self-studying skills. You’ll also have the scope to work with our Inclusion team to provide reading intervention sessions to groups of students, as well as contribute to our wide-ranging extra-curricular programme. 

We pride ourselves on having a diverse and dynamic staffing body of committed, creative and hardworking support staff who enjoy coming to work as they benefit from: 

  • A committed, supportive and successful team.
  • Encouragement for professional development, innovation and creativity.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with, and learn from, colleagues across the Leigh Academies Trust.

Previous experience of a role in an educational setting is desirable. The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification in order to be offered the post and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

This is a permanent role working 37 hours a week, term time + 1 week of inset and offers an actual salary of £20,461 per annum (£23,893 full-time equivalent).

Information about the school

Working for Strood Academy: Since opening in 2009, our academy has transformed the educational opportunities and outcomes for girls and boys in Strood. The improvement in academic performance has been driven by a talented and committed workforce, the hard work of our students, and support from parents and our community. Our new buildings in Carnation Road were designed in partnership with Nicholas Hare and built by BAM as our main contractor at a cost of £26m. They opened in September 2012 and have outstanding learning environments and outside play areas as well as fantastic sports facilities. The buildings reflect our educational vision of creating a mature and purposeful educational environment where children of all abilities can learn and thrive.

Our vision is to be an inclusive community where we are all kind, respectful, and resilient in our journey towards excellence. Our students thrive through an enriching and diverse curriculum that offers a global perspective, empowering all to become inquisitive lifelong learners.

Our core values are to be:

Inquisitive Respectful Resilient Kind Our purpose at Strood Academy is to:

nurture students’ aspirations and build resilience within an environment of tolerance, respect and empathy; shape leaders within a global community; develop and celebrate knowledgeable and inquiring minds to promote lifelong learning and; help young people develop into well-educated, considerate and caring citizens. We have a growing roll call of 1400 children, including 200 in Sixth Form. Working in our academy takes a lot of dedication and hard work, but for the right individuals, it can be an incredibly rewarding experience and contribute significantly to personal and professional development.

Why work at Strood Academy?

Our recent OFSTED inspection has confirmed that the academy continues to be judged ‘Good’ and is very strong in many aspects and areas. The full report can be found on our website and I would like to share a quote which reflects the culture and ambition we all have for our students. ‘The principal advocates a culture of high expectations, aspirations and traditional values. Leaders’ high expectations are reflected in the ambitious International Baccalaureate curriculum. This provides a global perspective that encourages pupils to be inquisitive lifelong learners. To read the full report please click here.

Centralised behaviour system and detentions - simple for teachers to follow allowing disruptive-free classrooms. Our commitment to the development of all staff - CPD on Wednesday afternoons and the opportunity to collaborate with staff from other schools in the LAT. Also all staff at Strood receive regular coaching feedback through our on-line platform on-track. Strood academy is easily accessible by A2 and the high speed train can allow for travel into London in less than 30 minutes. We have a common sense approach to workload. All teachers are expected to feedback or live mark. We also work closely as a Trust allowing for centralised resources to be shared across our secondary schools.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Holly Neve - LAT Talent Manager
  • Address:Carnation Road, Strood, Kent, ME2 2SX
  • Telephone: 01634 717 121
  • Email: office@stroodacademy.org

Fax: 01634 726 643


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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 Education.