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Chellaston Academy, Derby
Salary details
Scale 5 £22,571 - £24,920 (£19,068 - £21,052 pro rota)
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Closing Date
03 October 2022
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QEGSMAT are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Librarian to join our hardworking and high achieving team at Chellaston Academy. 

You will be someone who can promote, review and support the reading culture of the school by managing and maintaining the library as a resource and a learning environment. The library will be benefitting from significant investment and we are looking for someone who will develop this space, during lesson time and social time, into somewhere where pupils feel comfortable and confident and nurture our ‘reading for pleasure’ ethos. You will also hold reading intervention sessions with small groups of students, manage the stock of books in the library and oversee the discharge of books and other resources from the library. 

Chellaston Academy is a vibrant and successful school with the vision of creating ‘mature, confident and successful global citizens who can thrive in an ever-changing world’. We do this by providing engaging and enjoyable learning experiences over a broad and balanced curriculum. The key to our success is our passionate staff who work with our students to develop personal and academic success. 

Chellaston Academy is a proud member of QEGSMAT. The Trust’s values are for students to ‘Question, Explore; Give; and Succeed’. Our exceptional staff, strong leadership, motivated children, as well as excellent facilities, provide the successful formula for this. 

At QEGSMAT we believe and promote that exceptional workforce creates exceptional results; they transform lives and transform futures. We support every pupil to achieve their full potential and become a confident, resilient, and compassionate individual who can make a positive contribution to society. 

Why work for us? 

  • Continual access to CPD opportunities. QEGSMAT works with a large number of organisations to develop staff to fulfil their aspirations and potential. We are committed to providing first-rate training and development to all our staff within this evolving Trust.
  • We are committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination, and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.All staff have access to our Employee Assistance Programme which provides confidential, independent and unbiased information and guidance 24/7. This can also include bespoke counselling sessions for staff if needed. 
  • All roles are subject to nationally agreed terms and conditions of service.
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) with employer contributions of 23.68% for support staff. 
  • Family-friendly policies.
  • Access to Flu Vaccines.
  • Opportunity to work flexibly.

QEGSMAT is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is a criminal offence to engage or seek to engage in regulated activity or regulated work with children, if you appear on the DBS barred list.  All appointments are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and be eligible to work in the UK.

Further information about our commitment to Safeguarding can be found - 

Please be aware, the School/Trust may also consider performing an online presence check as part of their pre-employment checks. 

If you are interested and wish to have an informal conversation to discuss the role or would like to visit the school, we would be happy to arrange this.  Please call 01332 702502, further details about our school can be found on our website:

Please do not apply using the Derbyshire County Council website. 

To apply for this position, please visit our Trust Website ( where you can apply via TES.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.