LRC Manager / Librarian

Job Description

LRC Manager / Librarian

Location: Manchester

Salary: from £25,000 per annum full time equivalent

Closing Date: Sunday 31 October 2021 

Interviews: TBC

Full Time, term-time only, permanent role, commencing November 2021 

Salary – United Learning Support Staff Pay Scale (from £25,000 per annum full time equivalent) 


William Hulme’s Grammar School (WHGS) is a well-established 3-18 Academy and is the most over-subscribed school in Greater Manchester with a long and distinguished history. It has a very inclusive and diverse community with over 40 languages spoken and our school is truly representative of Manchester’s rich multi-cultural heritage.? We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and particularly those committed to diversity and inclusion.

We provide:

  • An all-through 3 - 18 school experience. 
  • A learning environment based on very high academic standards. 
  • A school where all pupils are encouraged to reach their true potential and parents are welcome.
  • The best of the independent school tradition such as the House system and a tremendous range of extra-curricular activities. 
  • An exciting place to learn with excellent facilities, new technology and a wide range of teaching and learning experiences. 
  • A vibrant and tolerant multi-cultural community.
  • A deeper learning of the wider world through our enterprise activities.
  • Outstanding careers advice and an opportunity to meet former students who have gone on to be successful in a variety of occupations. 

We have an exciting opportunity for an LRC Manager/Librarian, who will be responsible for:- 

  • Routine maintenance of the library resources, shelving and furniture. 
  • Managing the library budget in order to equip the library with up to date resources. 
  • Liaising with HODs and HOFs to ensure the Library reflects the curriculum needs. 
  • Developing networks with other library professionals to maintain best practice. 
  • Providing a full library service before and after school, during break and lunch time and to be responsible for the management and supervision of students using the library at these times. 
  • Working with the Primary Phase providing resources for staff and pupils and organising author events 
  • The promotion of reading across the school (3-18) by  
  • Regularly reviewing and reporting borrowing statistics. 
  • Actively pursuing the raising of levels of literacy through delivery of interventions. 
  • Creating a visually appealing environment in the LRC. 
  • Promoting new reads and book groups. 
  • Promoting national events, eg Black History Month, National Poetry Day, World Book Day. 
  • Running book groups with students throughout the school. 
  • Working closely with the English Department and Literacy Co-Ordinator. 
  • Running induction courses for Y7 students.
  • Attending relevant Staff and INSET meetings. 

We are looking for someone with: 

  • A Degree (ideally Library/Information Science or a first degree with a postgraduate library qualification). 
  • Excellent ICT skills in a range of applications, including knowledge of e-resources and e-books. 
  • A high level of literacy and ability to edit text and arrange material. 
  • Previous experience of working in a library or information environment. 
  • A good knowledge of children’s literature/books for young people. 
  • The ability to communicate with all members of the school community, particularly children/students. 
  • The ability to work both individually with initiative and as part of a team with a degree of flexibility. 
  • Creativity and imagination and innovation. 
  • An organised approach with natural authority. 

United Learning

William Hulme's Grammar School is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

For more information

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact:


Address: William Hulme's Grammar School, Spring Bridge Road, Manchester, M16 8PR

Telephone: 0161 226 2054