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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. 

Schools Library Advisor - Based at Willand, Devon to cover the north of the county.

£22,481 (Term Time Only = 41 Weeks)
(Business Mileage paid)

Babcock Education is the largest integrated education support service provider in the UK.
Awarded ‘Education Business of the Year’ in 2012, we employ over 600 education experts providing consultancy, training and management services to over 700 schools and academies in 50 local authorities.

Babcock Education combines the best commercial practice with the values and principles of the public sector, working with schools, extended services, local authorities, colleges, settings, government departments and agencies to improve the life chances of children and young people.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Schools Library Advisor to join the Babcock School library Service team. The office is based in Willand although the role will require you to travel through the North of the region (including Barnstable/ Ilfracombe). This role is full time, working Monday - Friday and can support an element of flexibility.
The purpose of the role is to work with subscribing schools to help raise reading standards providing School Library Advisory Support as part of a package the school has purchased.

Major Tasks and Activities:

  • To deliver SLS services as part of the subscription service required by the customer. The post holder will be required to visit schools in order to deliver services and will be required to carry books and other items
  • Maintain and increase schools’ buyback of SLS services
  • Contribute to policy making and the general development of the service
  • To deliver information literacy and reading promotion activities to pupils
  • Deliver INSET to teaching staff and parent volunteers
  • Help organise and deliver conferences / training days
  • Promote the SLS and reading development through social networking site
  • Practical Stock Management including some physical work

Knowledge and Skills:


  • Experience of working in a school library service, school library or teaching environment
  • Knowledge of the business approach to SL services
  • Extensive knowledge of book stock for children and young people
  • Up to date knowledge of the national curriculum for all key stages
  • Experience in book stock and library management
  • Excellent communication and customer care skills
  • Excellent organisational and presentation  skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and part of a team
  • Ability to work within set policies
  • Experience in report writing
  • Ability to identify objectives and set priorities
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable and have good problem solving skills
  • High level of literacy and  numeracy
  • Good IT skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Valid driving licence


  • Educated to degree level in librarianship
  • Proven Experience of working in a school library
  • Ability to use library management systems
  • Marketing knowledge / skills and experience

The ideal candidate will have proven experience within libraries’ with a background in schools/ education sector. As the role will require you to deal with new and existing customers you will need to have a confident approach to your working practices, be skilled and able to provide expert support and sound advice in how to run a successful library.

This company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Start Date in September 2015

To apply for this role please request an application pack quoting RAF 5836, Schools Library Advisor FAO Nicole Skippins to ETRecruitment[at]

Ripon Grammar School - Library Assistant

37 hpw, term time + one week + training days

Salary: Band 4, points 9 – 13  (£12,282 - £13,910pa)

We are seeking a library assistant to support the work of the Learning Resources Manager who oversees the library service in school to support teaching and learning.

The role would also require excellent administrative ability, well-developed ICT skills and a passion for reading and literacy. Administrative support would also be part of the role to assist the school’s administration team.

Ripon Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The appointment is subject to enhanced DBS clearance and excellent employment references.

Closing date for applications – 12noon on 11 September
 Interviews to take place – Wednesday, 16 September

Details of the post, together with an application form, are available on our website

Please email your application to admin[at]

Libraries and Literacy Teacher Training Volunteer - Link Ethiopia

Link Ethiopia is a charity dedicated to changing lives in Ethiopia through education. We achieve this through projects tailored to the needs of schools and by building partnerships between UK and Ethiopian schools, which encourage young people to learn about each other and work together.

We are looking for volunteer teacher trainers and/or librarians to join our passionate team in Ethiopia. The placement is for 8 months from October 2015 to May 2016 with the possibility of a mid-year break. We will meet the cost of your return flight and accommodation while on placement.

This position would suit both newly-qualified and experienced teachers or librarians who are fluent in English.

You would be working under the guidance of our Project Manager as part of a small, friendly team. You will be responsible for training and mentoring in-service early grade English teachers and school librarians as part of our Libraries and Literacy project. As a teacher trainer, you will have the opportunity to improve the literacy and lives of thousands of children in this fast-developing country. You will see the impact of your work through regular monitoring and support visits to schools and improved literacy levels among young children.

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are ideal for this role by noon on 31/07/2015 by the link provided or to rory[at]linkethiopia[dot]org.

SEK International School Qatar - School Librarian

SEK International School Qatar is a leading multilingual school committed to the best international education. The school is implementing the IBPYP and IBMYP (candidate school). The IB Diploma Programme will be offered for the Academic Year 2016-2017.

We are seeking a highly motivated School Librarian with a minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role to join our team for the next Academic Year, 2015 - 2016. As a new school, we are looking for someone flexible, energetic and passionate about his/her job.

The school´s Employment package includes:

  • Tax Free Salary

  • Annual return flight

  • International Health Insurance

  • Housing allowance

  • End of Service Bonus

  • Professional Development

  • Free tuition for two resident dependent children enrolled in our school

If you would like to apply please send your CV and a recent photograph to recruitment-q[at]