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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. 

Cokethorpe School, Witney, Oxon - Librarian

Required as soon as possible.

Cokethorpe School is an independent HMC day school for 660 boys and girls, set in beautiful parkland near Witney, in Oxfordshire. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Librarian who will develop and promote the Library and facilitate independent learning and a love of reading.
This is a full time term time only (+ 5 days) position, working Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.
For more information on the post and an application form, please visit the School website (
Applications should include a covering letter addressed to the Headmaster, Mr Damian Ettinger, explaining your reasons for applying and a Cokethorpe Support Staff Application form. All documents should be emailed to: (recruitment[at] There is no closing date for this role. Applications will be accepted until an appointment has been made and therefore it is advisable to apply as soon as possible. Previous candidates need not apply.
Cokethorpe School, Witney, Oxon OX29 7PU, 01993 892359
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

Glenthorne High School, Surrey - Library Assistant

Salary:  £14,172 - £16,401 pa depending on experience

36 hours a week, term time plus one week

Required as soon as possible

We are looking to appoint a Library Assistant to assist our Librarian in the development of our Library as a vibrant learning environment used by the whole school community.  You will have excellent communication and inter-personal skills as well as a good knowledge of Word and Excel.  You should also have a passion for reading and be able to share this with pupils throughout the school.

Glenthorne High School can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in an ‘outstanding’ school.
  • A comprehensive programme of professional development for staff at all levels
  • The opportunity to work with colleagues who have a passion to inspire pupils.

A National teaching and support school with a specialism in the arts, Glenthorne High School is a mixed comprehensive academy based in Sutton, Surrey with 1500 pupils, which has been judged 'outstanding' in all areas by OFSTED. This is a genuine opportunity to join a popular school and become an integral part of the academy's continuing success.

Closing date: 10.00am on Monday 7 September 2015

For an application form and further details please e-mail recruitment[at] or visit our website:

Oakham School, Rutland - LIBRARY ASSISTANT

Sept 2015

An opportunity has arisen to make a vital contribution to a world-class school library and information service. The position will require 27.5 hours per week; four mornings (ideally) plus one afternoon/evening (preferably Wednesday) until 21.00, and weekend work as part of a rota. Working weeks are term time plus 3 weeks of the school holidays as agreed.

School library experience is desirable, although a keen desire to join an exceptional team in providing a highly sophisticated service would also be considered. An interest in and experience of display work would be advantageous. The successful candidate will be passionate about reading and confident in dealing with teenagers in a variety of settings.

Full details are available on our website under ‘Contact Us’. Application form (available on website or on request) to be sent by email (preferred) or post to:

Mrs Claire Betts, Personnel Manager, Oakham School, Choir Close,

Oakham, Rutland LE15 6DR. Tel: 01572 758804

Email: jobs[at], Website:

(Closing date 9am on 7 September 2015)

Oakham School is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post,

including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.


Electronic Resources Librarian

Radley College is an independent boarding school of 690 boys situated five miles south of Oxford.  Its foundation in 1847 was to offer a different education from that offered by most Victorian public schools.  A strong emphasis was to be put on aesthetics, and the beauty of the campus, the trees and the buildings contributes significantly to the atmosphere.  

There are 120 teaching staff, the majority of which live on campus or in the village with their families.  There are 330 non-teaching staff.  All who live and work on the campus can use the library.  Academic standards are high, with all boys achieving grades A to C at GCSE.  The school has charitable status and fosters close links with the local community. 

The Library

The Library is staffed by a team of two full-time qualified librarians, assisted by two part-time Assistant Librarians who are working towards ACLIP accreditation and two part-time Library Assistants. Candidates for this full-time post are encouraged to hold, or work towards, CILIP chartership.

The Library contains resources in all formats suitable for all ages and interests. We encourage the use of any resource if it can be used to push pupils beyond the existing boundaries of their intellectual or cultural education.  In addition to the specified duties of each post, all members of the department are expected to assist with any task at any time.  There is much encouragement to learn new skills and to develop or innovate aspects of the Library.

The Person

  • Flexible, innovative, able to work harmoniously with a lively team
  • Enjoyment and understanding of working with young people, particularly boys
  • Able to communicate with users who see themselves as part of a large family
  • Desire to deliver strong customer service provision

Working Hours

c40 hours per week, c33 weeks per year.  There is a flexible timetable to cover the Library’s weekday opening hours of 8.00 am to 7.00 pm and 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm.  The post-holder will be required to work one weekday evening each week until 10.00 pm, and two Sundays per term from 1.00 to 6.00 pm.  Other evening work may be required to provide cover if necessary.  All library staff participate in this rota and it is essential that the post-holder be flexible to ensure the smooth working of the team.

Holidays include the normal school holidays for Radley (approximately 17 weeks per annum), although the post-holder will be expected to work for up to two days at the start and end of each term.  

Radley College 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 and Barring Service.A Disclosure, at the enhanced level, will be requested from the successful applicant but a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining this position.  He/she will also be required to produce original evidence of qualifications.

Further information, including an application form, can be found on the College’s website


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]

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]