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British International School Riyadh

Library Assistant – Al Hamra Campus – Required for August 2021

Important dates

Closing date of applications
14 August 2021
Start date
20 June 2021
Date Contract Ends
Unknown

Job details

Subject
Librarianship
Role
Librarian
Level
Ages 4-11 / Primary
Curriculum
English National
Positions available
1
Contract type
Permanent
Vacancy type
Full Time
Salary
Admin Scale

Requirements

1 or more years experience

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We are seeking to appoint a Library Assistant to manage and deliver an efficient, reliable and effective learning resource facility for all Key Stage 1 users within the school community as well as promote and support all learning needs and personal interests, development of enjoyment of reading.

The British International School Riyadh (BISR) is an extremely well-regarded not-for-profit, five-campus, co-educational school in the Middle East, catering for students aged 3-18, providing high quality education to the expatriate community since 1979. The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and as a British School Overseas (BSO). BISR is also a member of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME) and the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). The school follows the English curriculum, greatly enriched by the local and international context. Learning is holistic, supported by a broad co-curricular programme, encompassing extra-curricular activities, student leadership, service learning and residential trips. Strong pastoral care supports student well-being.

 

We are seeking to appoint a Library Assistant to manage and deliver an efficient, reliable and effective learning resource facility for all Key Stage 1 users within the school community as well as promote and support all learning needs and personal interests, development of enjoyment of reading, knowledge building and curiosity. This will be a full-time role on extended day, 07.45 to 16:00 (5 days per week).

 

The successful candidate will:

 

  • Be enthusiastic, highly motivated and with a strong track record of working within a similar type of role.
  • Show evidence of knowledge and experience of basic library procedures and understand the functions of a modern school library.
  • Be proactive in providing general Library and teaching support independently and under the direction of the Library Manager.
  • Go the extra mile, ensuring service level delivery is met.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, high levels of emotional intelligence, able to maintain confidentiality as well as deal effectively and work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders and teams.
  • Fully support the school Mission, Vision and Motto.

 

We can offer:

 

Please be aware that the school is not in a position to transfer sponsorship

 

(Please note: As this is a non-teacher position, and in order to use our application tracking system (InTeachers), you will need to register yourself as a qualified teacher to complete the application form).

 

To apply, please follow the link and provide a supporting statement of application following our Guidelines;

Closing date for all applications: Saturday 14th August  2021

 

BISR believes very strongly in the role of the school in safeguarding children and young people.  All staff, whatever their role in the school, will require to undergo rigorous background checks before commencing employment.

 

The school reserves the right to make an earlier appointment if a suitable candidate is identified

For more information about the school please visit our website: www.bisr.com.sa

 

 

 

How to apply for a position at BISR

To apply and for additional information, please follow the ‘inteachers’ link on the vacancy.

When applying via this link, please provide the following in support of your application:

All applications must include:

  • An up to date two-page Curriculum Vitae, including a photograph
  • A statement in support of your application, which must include an answer to the following question:  How do you think you would be able to support our Mission and REACH motto?

Teacher applications must include:

  • How do you demonstrate that you are a lifelong learner and how does current pedagogical practice have an impact in your classroom?
  • How do you create a positive classroom climate and support student well-being in your current school?
  • What strategies do you use to ensure that all learners in your classroom attain very well?
  • What is your contribution to your current school community?

 

BISR is fully committed to safeguarding children and young people. We complete rigorous background checks for all staff, whatever their role in the school, prior to them commencing employment.

The school reserves the right to make an earlier appointment if a suitable candidate is

identified.

For more information about the school please visit the 'ABOUT US' section our website www.bisr.com.sa

 

We very much look forward to receiving your application. 

Teachers who work at BISR should have

Qualifications

  • Qualified Teacher status.
  • Certificate of Education - PGCE or B.Ed.
  • Training or qualification relevant to the post.

Understanding

  • An appreciation of the demands of a British school in an international context.
  • Recognise the vital importance of a positive commitment to the co-curricular life of the school.
  • An appreciation of the importance of intercultural understanding and cultural sensitivity.
  • Recognise the responsibility each individual staff member has in supporting the holistic growth and well-being of students.

Experience

  • Experience of working in various contexts both in the UK and internationally.
  • Experience of teaching within a Key Stage or subject.
  • Experience of positive behaviour management strategies.
  • Experience of planning for children with a range of learning needs, including extremely able students.
  • Experience of curriculum development, monitoring and assessment.
  • Experience of working with second language students or prepared to undertake training.

Skills and Abilities

  • A detailed knowledge of the English National Curriculum.
  • Ability to organise a stimulating learning environment and demonstrate excellent creative teaching skills.
  • Willingness to collaborate with colleagues in preparing for learning and teaching.
  • Good organisation of recording and evaluating progress.
  • Show good communication skills when working with pupils, parents and colleagues.
  • Effective skills in managing and organising own time and directing deployment of teaching assistants.
  • Good ICT skills to be effective in your job.
  • An understanding of Assessment for Learning Strategies and use of this to inform future planning.
  • The desire to develop knowledge of the curriculum above and below the preferred key stage or in a cross-curricular context.

Personal Qualities

  • Warmth and sense of humour.
  • Flexibility.
  • Enthusiasm.
  • Team player.
  • Commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Willingness to be involved in co-curricular activities and events and engage in all aspects of school life.
  • High expectations of yourself and of children.
  • First class communication skills.
  • Empathy with pupils, colleagues, parents and visitors.
  • You must be a glass half-full person!

Equal Opportunities

  • Ability to promote equal opportunities with respect to race, gender and disability

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