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

Closing date: 23/09/2020

Job posted date: 24/08/2020

Salary: West Sussex Grade 6 - £20,903 - £22,183

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 27

The role

We are looking for a Library and Literacy Support Assistant to join us in September 2020. The Library and 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, managing the accelerated reader system and working as a Learning Support Assistant in some KS3 English lessons. The role is working Monday to Friday, 27 hours per week, term time only. The full time salary is based on West Sussex Pay Scale Grade 6 £20,344. As this is a part time role the salary is pro rata therefore the actual salary is £12,333.

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

About the Burgess Hill Academy

Ofsted rating: Good 2019

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 (50 mins to Victoria). At The Burgess Hill Academy pupils experience an innovative and dynamic approach to learning in all their lessons, as well as high-quality pastoral care. The academy is committed to ensuring that every pupil leaves with the qualifications, enrichment experiences and employability skills they need for life. It has a published admissions number of 240 and total capacity of 1200

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils, and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve. Read more about our vision and values

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton.  And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools

The other benefits we offer [link to benefits web page], including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies, are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

Take a closer look.

Find out more

Download the job description and person specification below for more information about the role. Re salary, please note that a pay award is currently pending.

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion please contact the academy office on 01444 241691.

To submit your application form, follow the ‘Apply for job’ link at the bottom of this page

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.