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Job Vacancies

This service from the School Library Association is to help schools seeking to appoint a new librarian. The SLA will provide links to jobs notified to us. This page attracts over 1100 unique page views per month (according to Google Analytics). Please note: the inclusion of a job advert here does not indicate any recommendation or approval from the SLA.

Schools: To advertise your vacancy here please contact jobs(at)

N.B. The fee for this service is £100.00 plus VAT for each advert.  Please inform us if your school is a registered charity, as advertising can be zero rated for VAT in this case. 

King's School, Bruton, Somerset - Librarian

King's School, Bruton, an independent boarding and day school, is looking to recruit an experienced Librarian to start in September 2016.

This is an important role within the School, providing support to both pupils and staff in the dedicated Library & Learning Centre.

Terms and Conditions Librarian (3)

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A suitable qualification and previous experience of working within a similar educational environment would be of an advantage, but is not essential.

Job Desciption Librarian (3)

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Please contact the HR Assistant for further details and an application form on 01749 814316 or at recruitment[at]

Closing date: Friday 13 May 2016

King's School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service. King's School, Bruton is a registered Charity No. 1071997

King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham - School Librarian (maternity cover)

We are seeking an enthusiastic and professional School Librarian (6 months maternity cover). The successful candidate will promote the Library’s resources and support a love of reading and literacy in all girls in this academically selective school.

The KEHS Library is at the heart of the school and provides a supportive, welcoming environment for all students to relax and study. We encourage our students to be active and independent learners and the KEHS Library has a key role in developing this. Students have access to the Library throughout the school day as well as before and after school.

Job details

Term time (including all INSET days) plus 3 days, 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 4pm on a Friday, 30 minute lunch break

Actual Salary: £21,000 per annum

Required from 5th September 2016.

The post is maternity cover until 17th February 2017

Librarian Mat Cover Job Description

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The School

King Edward VI High School for Girls (KEHS) is one of the most successful girls’ schools in this country with outstanding academic results and a large programme of extra-curricular activity.  The school is an independent day school with 560 girls aged 11-18 and is part of the King Edward VI Foundation, which has eight schools in Birmingham. It is situated on a beautiful 50 acre campus in Edgbaston, which it shares with King Edward’s School.  It is only three miles from Birmingham city centre and has excellent transport access by road and rail (the University train station is only a 10 minute walk).    

Application Procedure

If you wish to be considered for this post, please complete an application form giving full details of your qualifications and experience and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two referees and send it, together with a letter to the HR Manager Suzanne Inskip outlining the reasons for your application by 9am on Thursday 12th May 2016 (9am).  Interview date provisionally Wednesday 18th May.

Further information can be found on


Haberdashers LogoWe are seeking to appoint an inspirational, experienced and well-qualified Librarian to head our new state of the art, purpose built Learning Resource Centre with effect from 1st September 2016.

The new Librarian will have head of department status and line-manage an Assistant Librarian and a Library Assistant.

The post will attract an initial salary in the region of £40,000 with the opportunity to progress on the school’s salary scale.

Senior Librarian JD

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The school offers an enviable working environment supporting inquisitive and responsible girls with their learning.  All staff are entitled to a free lunch, onsite parking, use of the pool and gym facilities and membership of the school’s contributory Group Personal Pension Plan.

Applications should be sent to staffvacancies[at]  by Thursday 5th May.  Interviews are expected to take place the following week.  

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Further details and application forms are available from Caroline Pluck on 020 8266 2346 or via our website  


St. Joseph’s Institution International (SJII) Malaysia - Librarian

St. Joseph’s Institution International (SJII) Malaysia is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, experienced and proactive Librarian who has excellent knowledge of student’s literature and all aspects of managing a school library. The successful candidate will have a fantastic opportunity to join the founding staff of this ambitious new international school and be responsible for opening two new state of the art libraries.

Our library will be a place where students are encouraged to develop a love and appreciation for reading. The role involves working with teachers to support learning across the school (Nursery –Year 12), assisting with library lessons, encouraging pupils to develop their reading, research and study skills, arranging events to promote the library and maintaining a computerised library system.

Suitable candidates will:

  • Be an inspiring, innovative and high achieving professional.
  • Be sympatheticto the ethos of our school and supportive of our Lasallian values.
  • Have previous experience of working in a school library
  • Have excellent communication; interpersonal; and organisational skills
  • Have the ability to motivate others and lead by example,
  • Have Formal Librarian qualifications

We can offer:

  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic, state of the art environment
  • A caring, inclusive Lasallian school committed to holistic education
  • A school-wide commitment to accelerating and deepening pupils’ learning
  • A highly effective team committed to supporting each other
  • Excellent professional development opportunities to support the delivery of cutting edge practice.
  • Highly competitive teachers’ pay and conditions:
    • Competitive salary
    • Monthly Housing Allowance
    • Tuition fees for dependents
    • Medical Insurance
    • Flights
    • Relocation costs and hotel accommodation on arrival

SJII Malaysia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will therefore, be subject to a DBS check.

Full details and an application form may be obtained from the school website via the button below..


Job Description


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 Information Pack.

Moving To Malysia SJIIM (003)

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Kew House School - Learning Resources Manager

Kew House SchoolAugust or September 2016

Kew House School opened with 60 students in September 2013 and already has over 280 today. The school will grow to full capacity over the next 5 or 6 years with circa 550+ students aged 11-18.

The school is seeking a full-time Learning Resources Manager to join the school in August or September 2016. The successful candidate will be a well-qualified, experienced and enthusiastic graduate. They will have the opportunity to assist in developing and building the learning resources facility in this new school, purchasing books and resources in line with the school’s needs.

A full job description and an application form are available to download below.

Learning Resources Manager Job Description

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Support Staff Application Form

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Completed applications should be emailed to info[at] or posted to Mr Mark Hudson, Headmaster, Kew House School, 6 Capital Interchange Way, London, TW8 0EX.

Kew House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers, the receipt of an enhanced DBS certificate and registration with the update service.