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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. 

Box Hill School - library assistant

Term time only
17.5 hours per week
Flexible and negotiable
The salary will be in the region of FTE £18,000

Box Hill School are looking for a Library Assistant who will:

  • Help maintain the smooth running of the Library
  • Deputise for the Librarian in her absence
  • Undertake library transactions using Library Management System
  • Be responsible for the correct shelving of resources
  • To undertake labelling, processing and mending work.
  • To undertake admin tasks such as creating & checking lists using Windows software.
  • To be aware of the resources available to library users so as to give general guidance
  • To help set up displays/promotions in the library
  • To understand opening and closing procedures for the Library
  • To be willing to learn and assist with the cataloguing and editing of resources on theLMS.
  • To complete any other reasonable tasks requested by the Librarian

LA Job Description 2014 (2)

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To apply please send an email to Mrs Sandy Watts hmsec[at] or phone on 07885 970 675 to receive an application pack.

Closing date: Monday 12th January 2015


GCHQ - Information Specialists

Location:   Cheltenham

Salary:  GC10 (£25,045) and GC09 (£30,065)

Please note this is an Information Specialist role, not an Information Technology (IT) or software engineering discipline. 
Information Specialists help provide GCHQ with its very lifeblood – information. Working with all areas of the Department, we ensure that information is efficiently and effectively managed, protected and exploited.
Information Specialist Team Leaders run small to medium sized teams providing Knowledge and Information Management (KIM) services to enable and support GCHQ’s missions. 
Our services include: 

  • Providing open source research to support all areas of GCHQ’s intelligence, cyber security and information assurance mission

  • Enabling collaborative working on our Intranet

  • Managing and securing our electronic documents and records

  • Helping GCHQ manage its information risks

  • Leading on information legislation

  • Facilitating information sharing within the wider intelligence community.

Information Specialists posts are interchangeable and successful applicants can expect to work across all KIM areas during their career. We actively encourage this rotation to ensure that our Information Specialists are exposed to all aspects of our work.
Due to the interchangeable nature of the posts, applicants are asked to apply for a generic post at the relevant grade, covering the full range of roles and responsibilities expected at the grade. Successful applicants will then be asked to fill specific posts.
Successful candidates will be expected to stay in their initial post for 2 years and within Knowledge and Information Services for 4 years unless business needs determine otherwise. 
Support is given to those wishing to gain Chartered status in CILIP. On successful attainment of Chartership or Revalidation, employees are awarded a payment. There is also an active programme to encourage Continuous Personal Development (CPD). 
The posts are based in Cheltenham. There may be opportunities to apply for a secondment in London.

For more information please see the website:;113620198;k .

(please note the 'apply' button is right at the bottom of the information)

Heanor Gate Science College - Learning Resources Manager

Heanor GateLearning Resources Manager

Salary: Pt 32-38

required from February 2015

We are seeking to appoint an energetic, enthusiastic and creative librarian, responsible for the management of the library and school website.  The successful candidate will be confident, self-motivated and organised with excellent communication skills.

Learning Resources Manager Person Specification Nov 2014

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This is a key role within the school, and the post holder will be responsible for the effective management of the library, including its staff and budget. They will take the lead on the development and maintenance of the whole school website and the development of information skills, as well as supporting literacy, facilitating independent learning and assisting with the provision of careers and guidance information.

Learning Resources Manager Job Description Nov 2014

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Qualified Librarian status is essential, as is experience of working with young people in a formal setting. The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate significant experience of website maintenance and content development as well as expert general ICT skills. Knowledge of careers information and experience of guidance would be an advantage.

Heanor Gate Science College - a member of the Spencer Academies Trust -  is a specialist science and vocational college for students aged 11-19 years, with an innovative personalised learning programme.

The school has a proven commitment to ‘Equality of Opportunity’ and actively promotes the welfare and safeguarding of young people.  The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Debarring Service (DBS).

Application packs may be downloaded from the school website

or you may contact Pam Raisin praisin2[at]

Telephone: 01773 716396 Extension 227

CLOSING DATE: 12 noon Friday 19th December 2014