Research and Information Services Specialist – Senior School

Date Posted: Wednesday 11 November 2020

Vacancy Type: full-time-term

Closing date for application: 22/11/2020

Interview date: 26/11/2020

Job Details

Permanent / Full-time (Part-time will be considered), Term time plus 2 weeks

Competitive salary subject to qualifications and experience

Preferred start date is January 2021 (a later start date can be considered)

Our thriving independent day school set in the heart of St Albans is seeking a Research and Information Services Specialist who will be a central figure in supporting the STAHS Sixth Form Programme.  The new post holder will ensure the Sixth Form Library provides our students with a welcoming, well-resourced and dynamic learning environment to enable them to interact with information resources in a mature and considered way.

If you enjoy research, and are passionate about reading and all that it has to offer, this could be the perfect role for you, as you will be helping pupils find and understand information across a huge range of subjects. Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience of working in a secondary school setting, have demonstrable skills in research, particularly in using electronic sources and specialist libraries of academic journals to enhance students’ studies and provide them with academic and administrative support to help them to get the most from their STAHS education.

This is a permanent position, offered on a full-time basis (part-time will be considered), 39 hours per week, 38 weeks per year (term time plus 2 weeks). The working hours will be 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday – Thursday and 8.30am – 4.00pm on Friday with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break.

In return we offer:

  • Continued Professional Development (CPD) opportunities
  • An opportunity to join our warm, vibrant and ambitious independent day school set in the heart of St Albans, easily accessible to central and outer London
  • Use of sports facilities, including gym*
  • An extensive benefits package; free lunches, generous pension scheme, free life assurance
  • Competitive salary, subject to experience and qualifications

*Current restrictions apply

To apply for this role please complete and return the Job Application form (either Teaching or Support, depending on your experience and qualifications) and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and either email this to our HR Department at or post it to our HR Department, St Albans High School for Girls, Townsend Avenue, St Albans, AL1 3SJ. You may incorporate further details, including your own bespoke CV if you wish, together with any observations on the job description you may have, along with your covering letter.

Closing date for applications is 9am Monday 23 November 2020

Interviews to be held remotely on Thursday 26 November 2020

The High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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