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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. 


Actual Starting Salary £19,211.94,  with progression to £22,413.38.

Wakefield Girls’ High School Senior School (GSA Day School, 710 Girls 11 – 18 years) aims to give a good all round education to each pupil, encouraging academic excellence, nurturing talents, developing an individual's potential and emphasising traditional values in the modern context.  Our reputation as a centre of educational excellence and extracurricular activities is widely acknowledged in Yorkshire and beyond.   Ours is an extremely successful and happy school.  

Required from mid September or as soon after, an enthusiastic and qualified individual to join the staff of this very successful and happy school, as the new Learning Resource Centre Manager.

This is an exciting post and we are seeking an individual with vision and flair.  The successful candidate will be influential in the strategic development of the Learning Resource Centre. There is scope for innovation whilst working within a strong and supportive academic team.

The successful candidate should have a qualification in Librarianship or Information Studies, a flexible attitude, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with a proficiency in ICT.  Experience and genuine enjoyment of working with and relating to students aged 11 – 18 is also essential.

Hours of work are 37.5 per week Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5.00 pm, term time only plus an additional 2 weeks to be worked at the end of the summer term and immediately before the start of the autumn term.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, the successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check.

Further details and an application form can be obtained from our website or:

Annette Casey

HR Manager

158 Northgate



t: 01924 231600

e: annette.casey[at]

Closing Date:  Friday, 24th July 2015

Interview Date: Tuesday, 18th August 2015

Writhlington School, Bath - Librarian

Salary £19,742 – £24,472 pro rata

Actual Salary £17,794.80 - £22,058.26

37 hours per week - term time plus 2 weeks

Are you passionate about encouraging children to read?

This is an exciting opportunity for a vibrant and creative person to promote reading in our school.  Central to the role is supporting students to improve levels of literacy through use of our school library.

Our ideal candidate:

  • will have inspirational plans to ensure the area becomes an educational, exciting and desirable place for students
  • will work closely with all teachers to promote the library as a valuable educational resource
  • will have a love of literature and an ability to engage with and inspire all young people
  • will be confident in working with small groups of students to improve reading
  • will be responsible for the administration, promotion and upkeep of library resources
  • will be pro-active in ensuring that the library resources meet the teaching and learning needs of the whole school community

You will be a self-starter with initiative, confidence and the ability to engage with young people in a positive manner.  Previous experience of working with young people is desirable.

You will be committed to your own personal development and be ready and able to take advantage of the training programmes offered at Writhlington School.
A full Job Description and application can be found on our website at:

or can be downloaded here:

Application Form Support_1112

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Closing date for applications:  16:00 on Monday 6 July 2015

Interviews will be held: Friday 10 July 2015 (References will be sought prior to interview)

Email:  info[at]

Tel:  01761 433581

Writhlington School, Radstock, Bath BA3 3NQ

Writhlington School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Roundhay School, Leeds - Learning Resource Leader

Term time only + 15 days; 08.00 – 16.30

From October 2015

Pay scale: SO2

Governors are seeking to recruit an inspirational, dedicated and flexible Learning Resource Leader who is willing to go the 'extra mile' on behalf of students and staff, to join our 'outstanding' team. We are proud, as a truly comprehensive school reflecting the cosmopolitan make up of Leeds, to have been recognised by Ofsted as an 'outstanding school' which is 'all about its students' where 'staff ensure that each one, regardless of background or ability, is given every opportunity to shine'

As information, media and technology have undergone massive change it is vital our students are equipped with the skills of independent learning in order to become successful life long learners. Our Learning Resource Leader needs to be at the forefront of this vision and to continue to promote and develop this vision practically so that students from Reception to Year 13 adapt to new and relevant technologies capably and continue to love reading. In our third year of being an all-through school the opportunities for developing learning resources and information literacy are fantastic. Collaboration is key to success also, both with pupils, the community and staff. The Learning Resource Leader would be working with the Literacy Leader and the Assistant Headteacher: Learning & Teaching to promote whole school learning for the future, whilst continuing strong links with departments and year teams.

This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative and hardworking Learning Resource Leader who shares our passion to improve all that we do.

Application Deadline:  9.00am on Wednesday 8th July 2015

For further details and an application pack please visit

or dowload here:

LRL Job Pack 2015 2

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Application Form Non Teaching Mar 14

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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]