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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    24 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    9 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£20,135.00 Annually (Actual) NCJ Grade E

School Librarian job summary

Purpose of the Job

To assist in the planning, organisation and running of a school library, which supports the whole school curriculum. To collaborate with Teachers, students and other stakeholders to promote information literacy, support curriculum needs, and foster a culture of reading and learning within the school.

Key Job Outcomes

1. Oversee the day-to-day operations of the school library, including cataloguing, classifying and maintaining an organised collection of books, periodicals, multimedia and other educational materials. Develop and implement library policies and procedures, including circulation and collection development.

2. To organise the school library in such a way as to integrate teachers’ use with the planned delivery of the curriculum. Meeting with teachers to plan their use of the school library. Receiving instructions from the Senior Leader for Literacy for the purchase of appropriate books and other resources.

3. To provide assistance for students in developing the skills necessary, in using the school library efficiently as a research and recreational resource. The display and issue of books and other learning materials. Access to, and searches for, information through computerised connections. Organising the efficient storage of resources.

4. To work with the Literacy Lead to plan and manage the budget allocated to the library to ensure value for money in the purchase of books, learning materials and multimedia resources, the purchase of stationery and resources to support the administrative function of the library.

5. Stay current with emerging technologies and trends in library science and educational technology tools and resources to enhance library services, such as online databases, e-books, and digital resources. Provide technical support and training to students and faculties in using library technology resources.

6. Promote a culture of reading and lifelong learning by providing reader advisory services, recommending age-appropriate and culturally relevant materials, organising book displays, and conducting book talks and reading programmes to engage students and encourage reading for pleasure.

7. To coordinate the implementation of the school Health and Safety policy to achieve a safe working environment.

Schools benefit from a flexible approach to working arrangements – because of this, the tasks and responsibilities listed here are not definitive. Head Teachers may require particular additional duties to be undertaken to suit the specific school’s requirements and these may be incorporated in the role requirements as long as they are at a similar and appropriate level to the other listed duties.

Work Profile:

Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to Safeguarding, health & safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.  

Treat pupils and staff with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to professional position

Attend relevant meetings  

To maintain confidentiality  

To report to line manager, or other appropriate person, in the event of awareness of bad practice.

Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all colleagues

To be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office, e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook

To have a professional and sensitive approach.

Generic Responsibilities of all Trust Employees:

To exemplify and uphold the Trust’s vision, values and ethos at all times particularly with regards to children’s wellbeing and emotional development.

To follow Trust policies

To work in a co-operative and polite manner with all stakeholders.

To follow the child protection procedures and ensure that children’s safety and wellbeing is never compromised

To be polite, cooperative, and positive when communicating to other staff

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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