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  • Start date details

    1st September 2024

  • Closing date

    9 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£8,688.00 Annually (Actual)

Library Assistant job summary

William Austin Junior School is looking to appoint a Library Assistant from 1st September 2024 to promote the love of reading and books across our school. The working hours for this role are 16 hours per week set out in the following way:

Monday - 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Tuesday - 12.30pm to 5.00pm

Wednesday - 1.00pm to 3.30pm

Thursday - 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Friday - 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Term-time only plus 5 training days

The role is to provide assistance to the pupils and staff to ensure a high-quality library service while contributing to the continuous improvement and enjoyment of reading across the school.

About us:

William Austin Junior School is a large five form entry school, rated good by OFSTED, with well-behaved children who are eager to learn and succeed. Our staff team is supportive, hardworking, committed and have the pupils’ best interests at heart. We are well resourced and actively supported by parents and governors alike.

About you:

Candidates will be required to:

Have a love of books and reading

Have previous experience of working in a library or a school environment.

Have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and have a good command of English.

Have demonstrable keyboard skills and be able to use internet and software packages.

Have the ability to work as part of a team.

Have a mature and positive attitude to the role.

We offer you:

a friendly staff team who are dedicated to the children

an experienced English lead who will support you in your role

a large team which you will be a valued part of

well planned continuing professional development and support

a positive and well-resourced working environment

an annual golden half day to be taken in term time

access to the LA Employee Assistance Programme offering wellbeing and mental health support

a school fleece, staff room refreshments, parking, access to school lunches

Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse, and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English.

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed. If you would like to arrange a visit, or would like an opportunity to discuss this role informally, then please contact the head teacher, Jo Adams on 01582 572100 or visit our website www.william-austin.com for more information about our school, including a virtual tour.

While we acknowledge the advantages of AI in crafting personal statements for applications, we strongly encourage and expect applicants to personalise and tailor responses.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About William Austin Junior School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
543 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

William Austin Junior School

School location

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