Library - Resource Centre Manager

Job posted: 10/05/2022
Applications close: 23/05/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 30/05/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1277996

Reference: 1277996

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria


No additional attendance is required for this position.

Range 4 is distinguished by broader management responsibility, particularly in the areas of finance, human resource and other support functions.  Range 4 is responsible for managing a range of functions under a wide range of conditions, subject to the size and complexity of school operations. 

Objectives will, generally, be clearly defined; guidelines will be broad and day-to-day direction minimal.  Management responsibility extends to ensuring appropriate support levels are maintained across the school.  Range 4 generally provides key support and timely advice to the leadership team and school council and liaises with the general school community, the Department and other government agencies and service providers.

Specialised professional roles will carry a high level of independence and accountability where suitable scope is provided to achieve objectives.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.  Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee¿s position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.


Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

     Applicants are free to structure applications in any manner they choose.

Applications must include:

  • a specific response to all of the key selection criteria and position details. It is suggested that applicants limit their response to no more than 7 pages
  • a CV with a summary of experience and qualifications
  • the names and contact details including email of up to three referees who can provide information regarding the applicant in relation to the key selection criteria.
  • All applicants should ensure that their personal profile on Recruitment on Line is up to date.



Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

St Helena Secondary College is a co-educational state secondary school of approx. 1600 students located in leafy Eltham North. St Helena is a recognised high demand school, a reflection of the high esteem in which it is held by the wider community.

 The College is a vibrant learning institution with a progressive attitude to change. Our commitment to building teacher capacity has paved the way for a targeted approach to high quality instruction, and the integration of 21st century technology with our teaching and learning model.   The College is warm and friendly with traditional values of respect, responsibility and personal best. It has one of the most extensive extra-curricular programs possible with musical bands, arts, performance and sporting opportunities.  We have a very high retention rate, with a focus on providing pathways for all our students.  Our mantra is “we educate the whole child”, and we aim to develop resilient life-long learners who are able to contribute positively to society.    A positive psychology framework and dedication to continuous improvement drives us all to live our motto 'Dare to be Excellent'. We benefit from the active involvement of a large number of parent and alumni volunteers, and see ourselves very much as a community. 



1.    Library operations

•     Co-ordinate and perform tasks for the efficient day-to-day operation of the library – including but not limited to library systems operations, library management system, equipment, collections, administration, rosters, information help desk, web services, library procedures/ policies and accounts.

•     Apply information management practices and systems that are consistent with current best practice.

•     Co-ordinate and participate in major library projects .

•     Co-ordinate library budget allocations.


2.    Library and Information Services

•     Provide a positive, friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming environment.

•     Engage in strategic planning, policy development and goal setting for library services

•     Co-ordinate and engage in evaluation, evidence-based practice and continuous improvement of library services

•     Develop and implement fun and interesting activities that promote the library and encourage students and staff to engage with the library in different ways

•     Develop and deliver training sessions and instruction in the use of information resources, library technology, information resources, collaborative tools, referencing tools and emerging technologies. This will include but not limited to electronic databases, search engines, referencing applications, content curation tools, AV systems, e-book platforms

•     Develop and maintain library collections and ensure collections are relevant and up-to-date

•     Co-ordinate the selection and acquisition of resources within allocated budgets

•     Co-ordinate and promote copyright compliance across the College

•     Undertake day-to-day supervision duties to ensure appropriate student behaviour in the Library

•     Undertake supervision of students without senior members of staff or teachers present

•     Liaise with external stakeholders including but not limited to vendors, publishers and sales representatives.


3.    Supervision/management

•     Co-ordinate and assist in the provision of library services including but not limited to acquisitions, cataloguing, processing, AV services, electronic resource management, library equipment management, circulation, borrower services, borrower maintenance and providing reports on these activities

•     Co-ordinate the professional learning, development and training of library support staff. 


4.    Technology

•     Use a variety of traditional and emerging technologies and platforms to deliver a range of innovative library services and programs

•     Co-ordinate and contribute to the provision of library web services including but not limited to creating websites, maintaining, updating and creating content for library online presence 

•     Content curation of information resources to support learning and teaching.


5.    Information and Research

•     Co-ordinate and participate in library information and help desk rosters, including provision of research and reference assistance, readers advisory, borrower services, borrower maintenance and circulation tasks.

•     Assist students to use a range of resources and technologies


6.    Reading and Literature

•     Assist with fostering an environment that encourages and empowers students to read, view, listen and respond, for understanding and enjoyment across a variety of modes.

•     Contribute to strategies, programs, events and activities to support reading and literacy across the curriculum, and to develop in students and staff a love of literature and habits of lifelong reading .

•     Assist with the selection, provision and promotion of literature in print and digital formats that reflect diverse student interests, development and abilities.

•     Initiate projects, activities,  displays and competitions related to the Library and Literary events.

•     Invite authors, illustrators  and story tellers to work with students to further promote literacy.


7.    Professional development

•     Maintain awareness of current best practice in the library sector and in secondary education

•     Undertake ongoing professional learning and development

•     Provide professional development opportunities within the areas of literacy, research and eLearning areas for students and staff.

•     Support continuous improvement, evaluation and evidence-based innovation in school library programs

•     Assist with provision of library-related professional development for College staff.


8.    College Community

•     Develop positive interpersonal relationships with students, staff and the wider College community

•     Participate in the culture and life of the College.

•     Support colleagues in their work.

•     Participate in specific meetings of school committees as required.

•     Make contributions to the Daily Bulletin,College newsletters, annual magazine and other school publications as appropriate.


9.    Other

•     Other duties as required by the Senior Leadership Team.


Library - Resource Centre Manager

Job type:

Full time / From 30/05/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Shaun Isbister | 9438 8500

Library - Resource Centre Manager