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Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat School is a leading independent day school with 750 pupils, boys aged 11 – 18, and a co-educational Sixth Form. Set in a beautiful country estate of 46 acres of sport fields, grounds and woodlands overlooking the River Thames in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading, we provide a wonderful working environment. The School employs over 170 staff and offers a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise his or her full intellectual, physical and creative potential.
We require an enthusiastic and professional part time Assistant Librarian to assist the Librarian with effective resource and information provision to students and staff. The Library consists of the main collections room; reading room; resources room equipped with 26 computers and the Old Blues room.
Key duties will include:

  • 1. Supervising pupils during the day and after-school.
  • 2. Issuing, returning and shelving library resources.
  • 3. Assisting Librarian in delivering a programme of library skills to Years 7&8 within the timetabled reading sessions.
  • 4. Producing display material both online and traditionally, and maintaining display areas and noticeboards.
  • 5. Processing new resources as directed.
  • 6. Taking reading classes as directed and updating online reader profiles.

Candidates will have excellent administrative skills with previous experience of working within a library desirable. You must be a competent user of MS office applications; have the ability to work independently; have outstanding interpersonal skills; and be committed to high personal standards of work and attention to detail.

This is a term time only position. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, dependent on qualifications and experience.
Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website: or contact the Human Resources Manager, Tel: 0118 933 5813 email: recruitment[at]
Closing date for applications: 30 January 2017
Interviews will be held on week commencing 13 February 2017
Applications must be submitted electronically on a Support Staff application form and may be accompanied by your CV and covering letter.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check.

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