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Librarian, Literacy & Reading Coordinator

Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 5JB
The Victory Academy
Full Time
£20,042.55 - £23,713.25 per annum
28th September 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
10th November 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1274080

Librarian, Literacy and Reading Coordinator

Salary: TSAT Pay Group 3 (pro-rata to £20,042.55 - £23,713.25 for hours and weeks stated) - Please note this is subject to agreement in line with September 2022 salary increases but the amounts shown are a minimum of what you will earn

Start date: ASAP

Contract: Permanent 37 hours a week, + 5 days, term time only

We require a Librarian, Literacy and Reading Coordinator at The Victory Academy to provide administrative support for key areas of the academy’s work including the library; work experience; trips and other enrichment activities. You will work closely with the Principal, Associate Leader for English and SENCO in the development of high quality, targeted intervention to support students in literacy and reading.


“Staff universally feel well supported by leader” Ofsted 2020


The Victory Academy is part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust. We are a mixed Comprehensive School for students of all ability ranges, where everyone works and learns within its caring and supportive environment. Victory is a school for the local community, and we seek opportunities for students to develop as local citizens and serve and support our surrounding charities, industries and families.

We are privileged to work in a stunning learning environment with excellent resources. One of our many strengths is having a strong programme of arts education, including a Platinum Artsmark award which is held by less than 1% of schools in England.

We are focused on providing an education for all. Our belief is that each person is unique – every member of our community has gifts and talents that we seek to grow and channel. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum geared towards ensuring that our students will achieve their academic potential regardless of their starting points, and be dynamic members of society when they leave the Academy.

What you will need to succeed:

  • An in-depth knowledge and passion for literacy and reading
  • Able to build and coordinate a team of subject literacy and reading leads, ensuring best practice across the curriculum
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent organisational skills to manage the running of the school library
  • Effective ICT skills
  • Ability to support Academy ethos and vision into the wide community
  • Prior experience of running literacy groups/ school librarian desirable

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success

In this way we transform life chances


What our Trust will offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos.
  • Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career
  • Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Free parking in our staff carpark

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at our school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Safeguarding Statement:

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offer of appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure (DBS) and satisfactory references.

The Victory Academy

The Victory Academy

Part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust