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Salary Scales for School Library Staff

A reference list of current SCP salary scales can be found further down this page.

The School Library Association recommends that school library staff should be paid as follows. These recommendations are based on the National Joint Council Schemes and Conditions of Service for England and Wales, and the National joint Council for Local Authorities Services (Scottish Council) for Scotland.

a) Professionally qualified Librarian

with first degree or Masters degree in Library and Information Science
Recommendation: SCP 29 - 34
Minimum of SCP 31 if chartered MCLIP

b) Library Manager / Clerical Assistant

with day to day responsibility, including managing budget, development planning etc. Recommendation: SCP 17 - 25
If teaching duties added to above, e.g. information skills programme
Recommendation: SCP 21 - 28

c) Clerical / Library Assistant

working with professional librarian - no strategic role
Recommendation: SCP 11 - 16
Minimum of SCP14 if City and Guilds or NVQ level 3 library assistants’ qualification held

Annual Leave

Since the Introduction of the Working Time Regulations in 1998, all staff, including those who work part-time, are entitled to a minimum of 4 weeks (equivalent) paid holiday per year.

In addition, if library staff are not employed for 52 weeks per year, two to three weeks paid employment may also be required during school holidays for stock-checks, planning and report writing etc.

Current SCP Salary Scales for School Library Staff

These are the current SCP salary scales for England and Wales applicable from 1st April 2010.

NJC salary scales 2013-14
At this stage it is uncertain whether there will be new scales published for 2013/14 although there are strong indications that there will be some increase in salaries this coming year. For the present the 2009/10 scales will continue to apply.

Spinal Column Point (SCP)

1 Apr 09

1 Apr 10

12

£15,039

£15,039

13

£15,444

£15,444

14

£15,725

£15,725

15

£16,054

£16,054

16

£16,440

£16,440

17

£16,830

£16,830

18

£17,161

£17,161

19

£17,802

£17,802

20

£18,453

£18,453

21

£19,126

£19,126

22

£19,621

£19,621

23

£20,198

£20,198

24

£20,858

£20,858

25

£21,519

£21,519

26

£22,221

£22,221

27

£22,958

£22,958

28

£23,708

£23,708

29

£24,646

£24,646

30

£25,472

£25,472

31

£26,276

£26,276

32

£27,052

£27,052

33

£27,849

£27,849

Jan 2013