ReadingCloud: engaging children, parents and educators in reading for enjoyment
Pickabook - One Stop Shop for Schools - Every book for Education

We have updated our cookie policy to reflect recent changes in the UK/EU law concerning the use of cookies and tracking technologies. We use cookies on this website (including the page you are currently viewing) to ensure that the site functions smoothly and to help us understand how we can improve it. If you continue without changing your settings, you are agreeing to receive all cookies from the SLA website.

or view our cookie policy to find out more

Show Menu | Show Sidebar (Login/Search)

Job Vacancies

Do you have a school library vacancy that needs filling? Our 'Job Vacancies' webpage attracts over 1100 individual viewings per month according to Google Analytics. To advertise your vacancy on our website we charge £100 plus vat (vat exempt for registered charities).

To advertise your vacancy here please contact jobs<at>

Please note: the inclusion of an advert here does not indicate any recommendation or approval from the SLA.

For general recruitment advice and support please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Harrogate Ladies’ College - LIBRARIAN for College (11-18 years)

Required for September 2017

Part-time, term-time hours

Harrogate Ladies’ College seeks to appoint an innovative, creative and well qualified School Librarian to lead the development of the School’s library service in College with energy and enthusiasm whilst responding to the needs of a community of boarding and day children from 11-18 years old. 

School Librarian - Job description for September 2017

Word document, 122 kB (Requires Microsoft Word 2007 or later)


The part-time hours for this role are 16 hours per week, for 35 weeks of the year during term-time.

This is an exciting time to join Harrogate Ladies’ College as we embark on a new journey through the challenges of independent girls’ day/boarding education in the 21st century. 

Closing date:       12.00 noon on Monday, 5 June 2017

Interviews will take place week beginning:     12 June 2017

To obtain an application form, please visit our website at:

Contact information:                                     Mrs Lucy Condon

                                                                         HR Manager

                                                                         Harrogate Ladies’ College

                                                                         Clarence Drive, Harrogate,

                                                                        North Yorkshire, HG1 2QG

                                                                         Tel: (01423) 504543

                                                                         Email: lucy.condon[at]

Harrogate Ladies’ College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will not be allowed to start in school until all pre-employment checks have been completed satisfactorily.  The successful applicant must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post. The School is an educational charity and equal opportunities employer.

Withington Girls School - Librarian (Maternity Cover for the 2017/18 academic year)

  • Term time only
  • Part-Time, mornings, 15 -20 hours a week, Monday - Friday
  • Required from September 2017 – July 2018 • Location: South Manchester

Withington is a leading Independent day school for girls in which some of the best academic results in the country are attained within a lively, happy and caring environment.

We are seeking an experienced Librarian to cover a period of maternity leave. 

The Library at Withington houses almost 15,000 print resources including books, magazines, DVDs, audiobooks, periodicals and journals, as well as providing access to thousands of digital resources via the School’s VLE. We are looking for a person to continue with the management and operation of this shared learning environment.

If you are a qualified Librarian, who has experience of working with young people and working in a digital environment; are enthusiastic; organised and proactive; with highly developed interpersonal skills; and a real passion for books and reading, we would be delighted to receive an application from you. 

Job description- Librarian Maternity Cover

PDF file, 112 kB (Requires Adobe Reader)


Further details of the role and application process can be obtained from the School’s website,

Closing date:  12 noon, 11th June 2017

Interviews to be held: w/c 19th June 2017

Withington Girls’ 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


Initially a one year appointment

The school is looking to appoint a part-time Librarian working five days per week (two days from 8.30am to 1.30pm and three days 1pm to 6pm – pattern of days subject to negotiation with the other librarian) in St Philip’s Library at the heart of the school, from September 2017.  The post is initially for one year, with the possibility of it being extended.  Ideally, the successful candidate might have experience of school teaching, possibly being a retired teacher or someone who has taken a break from teaching.  Duties include managing book stock through Eclipse, a library book management system, and assisting pupils in the selection of books.  St Philip’s Library is used by sixth form pupils throughout the day for private study which means supervision of sixth form pupils and working closely with the staff responsible for them are an important part of the Librarian's duties. The post holder would work in conjunction with a second part-time Librarian who will dovetail the hours of this post. 

LIBRARIAN 2017 (Part Time version)

Word document, 29 kB (Requires Microsoft Word 2007 or later)


Hours of work                       Five days a week

(two days from 8.30am to 1.30pm and three days 1pm to 6pm – pattern of days subject to negotiation with the other librarian)

no lunch break included

42 weeks a year (extended term time).

Salary                                     £18,945 per annum

Applicants must complete an application form which, along with further details, which can be found on the school website‑


Word document, 88 kB (Requires Microsoft Word 2007 or later)


Application forms should be submitted to the Procurator by email (procurator[at] by 9am on Monday 5th June.  Interviews are scheduled to take place during the week beginning 19th June.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Exciting Opportunity at SLA – Temporary Advisory Librarian

Sla Logo SmallBase:  SLA office, Swindon

Hours:  18.5 per week until 31st March 2018

Salary: £25,437-£28,221 (pro rata)

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and self-motivated Advisory Librarian to share some aspects of the job with the current post holder from July. 

This is an exciting and challenging role for an experienced librarian with the right skills and knowledge of current library and educational issues to assist in taking the SLA forward at a pivotal time for school libraries.

Main areas of responsibility will include providing an advisory service to members, day-to-day supervision of the office, assisting with maintenance of the website and promoting the work of the SLA.

The successful applicant will have relevant professional qualifications, a proven track record and be capable of communicating effectively at all levels.  The ability to demonstrate a hands-on approach, prioritising work and a real desire to help grow the organisation and champion school libraries and librarians are essential.

In return we can offer an attractive working environment and good salary for the right person.

For further information or an informal chat about the post please contact: Sally Duncan on 01793 530166 or Tricia Adams on 07532 231946

For an application pack please download documents below or phone 01793 530166 or email info[at] 

The closing date for this post is Thursday 1st June and interviews will take place on Friday 9th June.

Advisory Librarian Fixed Term Job Share

PDF file, 274 kB

Requires Adobe Reader



SLA Background 2017

PDF file, 340 kB

Requires Adobe Reader



SLA Application Form Fix Term

PDF file, 185 kB

Requires Adobe Reader

El Alsson British & American International School, Cairo - Head Librarian

El Alsson British & American International School would like to post an advert for a new Head Librarian (K-12) – American School and have attached the following information documents.

HoD Library Pre Interview Salary Sheet 2017 American

Word document, 47 kB (Requires Microsoft Word 97 or later)


Librarian Skills and Knowledge

Word document, 13 kB (Requires Microsoft Word 2007 or later)


New Teachers Info 2017

PDF file, 5 MB

Requires Adobe Reader


Revised Contract 2017

Word document, 67 kB (Requires Microsoft Word 97 or later)


You can also visit the school website for more information:

The closing date is 20th June.
Applicants should send their cv and  letter of application to vacancies[at]

London Academy of Excellence - Librarian and Learning Resources Coordinator

LAET is a new academically selective 6th form based on the phenomenally successful LAE Stratford.

The Librarian will be responsible for establishing and maintaining an outstanding library provision which is central to the school’s academic vision.

This will include developing and leading a research skills curriculum for all students across the school as well as supporting the provision of resources related to the university admissions process.

Library and Learning Resources Coordinator JD

PDF file, 0  (Requires Adobe Reader)


The post is a full-time role working term time only plus four weeks.

To apply please visit

Closing date for applications is Monday 5 June  2017.


Log In


If you tick this box, you will not need to log in again on this computer. For full details please click the Help link above.


@uksla on Instagram

We are very proud to announce that @chris_riddell is to be our new president from June #illustrator #childrensbooks #childrensauthor #schoollibrarian #schoollibrary #librariansofinstagram #goodnews See More...

@uksla on Twitter