Library & Literacy Support (Burgess Hill)
The Burgess Hill Academy

Closing date: 07/07/2020

Job posted date: 25/06/2020

Salary: West Sussex Grade 6 - £20,344 - £21,589

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 27

27 hours per week, term time only (Monday to Friday)

Grade 6 - £12,333 pa (based on a full time equivalent of £20,344)


The Burgess Hill Academy opened as an Academy in 2016, sponsored by the University of Brighton Academies Trust.  We have made tremendous strides in our journey to become a great school for Burgess Hill.  The Academy is situated in the heart of Burgess Hill on a pleasant 30 Acre site. The Town is in the heart of the beautiful South Downs; a 20 minute drive to the Sea and a 5 minute walk from Burgess Hill mainline station with connections to the bustling sea side of Brighton (10 mins) and London (50mins to Victoria).


We are looking for a Library and Literacy Support Assistant to join us in September 2020.  The Library & Literacy Support Assistant will be responsible for managing, developing and promoting the Academy Learning Resource Centre as an effective source for learning and a cross-curricular whole Academy resource.  They will also support literacy and reading across the Academy, including 1:1 and small group work, guided reading activities and managing the accelerated reader system.


Our ideal candidate will have experience of working within a school or with young people.  They will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  They will be able to work well as part of a team as well as on their own initiative. Excellent organisational skills are essential, along with the ability to work well under pressure. 


In return, we can offer you:

  • the opportunity to work within an Academy recently classified as ‘Good’ by Ofsted (May 2019)
  • a calm, positive and innovative learning environment
  • excellent facilities and resources for staff and students
  • the opportunity to develop and grow experience.  We are an outward facing organisation and look to learn from best practice nationally
  • access to great professional development as part of a Multi-Academy Trust


Please take a look at the job description and person specification for this role.   


The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.


The closing date for this job has now passed.