Reports to : Second Master
Wellington College is committed to providing world-class educational opportunities in the city of Tianjin. We seek to recruit and develop staff members who are fully engaged with the stated vision of the school to aspire to create a caring, international community that develops well-rounded individuals with strong values and the skills to thrive within an ever-changing global society and who are guided in their professional and personal conduct by the core Wellington values courage, respect, integrity, kindness and responsibility.
In this way, the post holder should regard the following outline of the job description not as a checklist of things to achieve, but as a starting point for their growth in the role.
The Librarian will play a full part in the academic and pastoral life of the College. The post holder will be based in the main College library, housed in the main building, but will support the development of both the Junior School and Nest libraries.
Promote a love of reading and scholarship across the school community, creating an integrated, whole-school environment which encourages reading for pleasure;
Develop and implement, in consultation with the Heads of School, a whole-school Library policy to support the aims of the School Development Plan;
Monitor the effectiveness of the College library’s contribution to learning and teaching through accurate indexing, user surveys and record-keeping;
Support pupils, staff and parents to enable library users to identify, locate and access the information and resources they need;
Manage the library budget for and promote a wide range of resources in a variety of formats, both traditional and electronic;
Liaise closely with the English Department to promote the development of reading and literacy skills;
Manage a study environment for both curriculum-based and independent learning;
Liaise with Heads of Department to ensure that the curriculum is appropriately supported by library resources;
Coordinate parent volunteers in the library;
Participate in school-wide improvement through attending the regular cycle of staff meetings, Heads of Department meetings and training events;
College / University degree or above
have a qualification in librarianship and have had experience working in a library
strong communication skills in English
be hands-on with a strong sense of initiative and responsibility
enjoy working with children and be able to effectively manage groups, encouraging reading and enjoyment of literature
have a good eye for attractive displays in order to make the library a welcoming and inviting place
be confident in the use of IT
be an effective team member and at the same time be able to work to one’s own initiative
be able to maintain the school’s code of confidentiality
Important Note :
Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.
ITFCP Statement of Commitment
Please note this position is subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure. Wellington College International Tianjin is committed to equality and diversity.
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.