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Monmouth School for Boys seeks to appoint a well-qualified graduate Librarian for January 2019.

Hours: 37½ hours per week, Monday – Friday 8.30am to 5pm for 36 weeks each year and Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm during term time excluding Exeat/Leave out weekends.

Salary: Band 6/7 points 23 - 26 £25,350 - £27,300 FTE.

Closing date for applications: Monday 1st October 2018

Interviews: Monday 8th October 2018

View and download the full job description and application form from the website www.habsmonmouth.org/jobs, telephone 01600 711229 or email recruitment[at]habsmonmouth.org

Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Application Form - Librarian

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14 Recruitment Selection and Disclosure Policy and Procedure

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Learning Resource Centre Manager.

Required: November 2018

Salary: Scale 7 £22,401 - £25,463 - pro rata.

Belmont Community School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and energetic individual to the term time post of School Librarian. The hours of work will be 8am - 4pm Monday - Thursday, 8am - 3:30pm Friday.

The post will entail the efficient and effective running of the Learning Resource Centre which is a hub for reading, research and learning activities. The Learning Resource Centre is a dynamic and purposeful place where learning and managing information, both through independent study and facilitated by staff, can take place effectively and with a sense of passion and enjoyment. The school runs a successful Accelerated Reading programme, and prior knowledge of this would be an advantage.

We are looking for someone who is proactive and takes an active interest in engaging young people through learning. The successful candidate will be required to further develop the vision for a 21st century library; ensuring a balance of creativity and day-to-day practicality. They will provide a high quality library service for the students and staff ensuring that the Library is at the centre of learning throughout the school.

Main duties will comprise of:

  •  Overseeing and running of the Accelerated Reading programme
  •  To build and maintain the books and other resources on offer
  •  To oversee the daily Homework club
  •  Liaising with Head of Departments and senior staff in order to keep developing the Library
  •  To collaborate with the Literacy Co-ordinator towards developing literacy opportunities
  •  To network with other Librarians in the County
  •  To market and promote reading and literacy throughout the school
  •  To have a commitment to raising standards and achievement for students at the school

As our name implies, the school lies at the heart of its community. Belmont is a leafy suburb on the outskirts of Durham City. As a result of high expectations, enthusiastic teaching and very positive relationships, our students enjoy school and strive to achieve.

Details are also available via the school website www.belmontschool.org.uk if you have any queries please contact Elaine Morgan on 0191 3865715. 

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is: 1st October 2018 (applications should be emailed to e.morgan[at]belmontschool.org.uk or posted to the school address).

Interviews will take place week commencing: 1st October 2018.

Belmont Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants. The County Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.

Person Spec - LRC Manager (2)

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Job Description - Learning Resource Centre Manager (1)

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Applications are invited for the following post on a Permanent Basis, commencing as soon as possible.

Post:  Librarian

Salary: Scale 4 (£20,145 - £21,679)

Contract: Full Time, Permanent, Term time + 2 weeks

Reference: MAS002

We are seeking to an experienced and talented Librarian to contribute to the Academy’s success.

Our staff and students have already identified what they expect you to be like:

  • You have an unshakeable belief that all children deserve an excellent education and you want to be part of making Mulberry Academy Shoreditch outstanding

  • You have recent successful experience as a school librarian

  • You are passionate about reading and are well-read and up-to-date both in digital and print publishing.

  • You meticulous and precise in your work – ordering, recording and caring for books.

Full details of this post are available at http://www.mulberryacademyshoreditch.org/vacancies/

Your completed application form should reach the HR Team by email on hradmin[at]mulberryacademyshoreditch.org by 12 noon on 1st October 2018.  You are advised to ensure your completed application form addresses the person specification criteria.  We regret that CVs or expressions of interest will not be accepted. Interviews will be on a date to be confirmed.

JD - Librarian Sept 2018

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Mulberry Academy Shoreditch is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check.

King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy - Librarian

£26,470 - £33,136 pro rata (£23,149 - £28,979 actual salary)

36.5 hours per week, term time only


King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy is a successful, vibrant, popular Academy serving its local community. We have a superb modern building, including an excellent, well-resourced library, an extremely committed and hardworking staff group and highly motivated young people, it is a great place to be.

We seek a colleague to join us and manage our library, associated learning resources and support reading throughout the Academy. You will be educated to degree level and hold an appropriate librarian/information statistics qualification or similar, or equivalent.

Additionally, you will have previous experience of working in a library and managing learning resources and be passionate about reading and enjoy working with young people.

To apply, please download an application form from the Academy’s website:  https://www.keshacademy.com/academy/employment/support-staff/217-librarian.html or email vacancies[at]keshacademy.com. Please note that an Academy Trust application form must be completed, CVs on their own are not accepted.

Closing date: Monday, 24 September 2018.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.

Ripon Grammar School

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Required as soon as possible

37 hpw, term time only + Training Days + 1 week in school holidays throughout the year

Salary:  NYCC Band 4, points 9 – 13 (£14,621 - £15,176 pa actual)

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.  He/she will be highly self-motivated and committed to the welfare and education of the students within school. 

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.

This post is ideal for those working towards a library/information science qualification.

[There may also be the opportunity to undertake an additional, remunerated post within a boarding house in School, with accommodation provided, if required by the successful candidate.]

Ripon Grammar School is situated in the historic city of Ripon. Ripon itself is set amidst the stunning countryside of North Yorkshire, near to the Yorkshire Dales and within easy access to Harrogate, York and Leeds.

Please apply via the School website, www.ripongrammar.co.uk where an application form and details of the post can be found under the vacancies section.

Interviews will be arranged with successful candidates. If you have not heard from the School following the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday, 24 September 2018.

Prior Park Schools: Librarian

Prior Park Schools: Librarian

Prior Park Schools is a family of schools comprising Prior Park College (Bath), The Paragon Junior School (Bath) and Prior Park School Gibraltar, each providing a high achieving, co-educational, Catholic/Christian education. Our encouraging ethos nurtures pupils to become confident, capable, compassionate and independently-minded young people.

We currently seek to appoint an experienced and innovative professional who will maintain, develop and promote the Library at Prior Park College.

The post holder will manage and operate this major learning environment by ensuring effective use of information and library resources and by providing a high-quality service to very active community of users. He/she will liaise with the ICT Department to develop the use of electronic information and learning resources.

You will be Chartered Librarian with professional qualification in librarianship, information management or information science. The ability to offer EPQ supervision would be advantageous. A willingness to become involved with the wider life of this busy boarding and day school is essential.

Prior Park College offers a competitive remuneration and an attractive benefits package including free access to on-site sport and dining facilities. The successful applicant will enjoy an exceptional, Grade 1 listed working environment.

This is a full time, fixed term, 12 month contract to cover maternity leave. 

To apply, please complete an application available to download from our website http://www.thepriorfoundation.com/vacancies, and send it to our HR department along with a supporting letter by 17 September 2018.

Prior Park Application Form

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Prior Park Schools are 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 and Barring Service.

Kids' Lit Quiz Voluntary Regional Organiser


Looking to develop your CV and develop contact with like minded librarian colleagues across the UK? – Then look no further!

The Chairman and Trustees of the Kids' Lit Quiz UK are looking for a Regional Organiser for the coming year and beyond, for South West England (based in the Plymouth area or near the Devon/Cornish border), to join our happy team of volunteers.

The KLQ UK hold 19 Regional Heats up and down the country which culminates in a grand National Final, normally held in London. The winning UK National team are then invited to enter the World Final the following year, which would take place in one of the other participating countries. Wayne Mills, our Founder and Quizmaster, asks questions on children's literature and it could be anything from the Comics to the Classics. There is no reading list. The Regional Organiser would be responsible for contacting schools to enter teams of four students from Years 6, 7 and 8 to compete for the Regional cup, to collect the entry fees and complete a Returns Form to be sent to the National Treasurer, and to provide a venue (usually a School hall) to hold approx 20 teams and supply light refreshments. All expenses are paid.

A list of Guidelines will be sent on request.

For further details, please contact Jacky Atkinson, Chairman - klquktrustee1[at]gmail.com


St George’s School seeks an experienced librarian to lead our library team and further develop the library space.

The School
Serving the international community in Cologne for almost 30 years, St George’s School combines an enriching curriculum with family orientated care. The school has grown from small beginnings into a thriving community of over 750 pupils, aged from 2-18 and representing more than 40 nationalities. The National Curriculum is taught throughout the school, and we offer the IB Diploma in our Sixth form. One of a group of four schools located across Germany, St George’s offers the successful applicant an exciting range of opportunities for professional development and growth across the school group
The Location

Located on a new, purpose built campus on the outskirts of Cologne, St George’s School enjoys direct transport links to the city centre, as well as to the greater area of Cologne-Bonn. Germany’s fourth largest city, Cologne is a dynamic and vibrant cultural centre, with a large and diverse international community. Situated in the heart of Europe, Cologne offers a high standard of living, as well as numerous opportunities for travel and cultural discovery. Cologne-Bonn airport is located only 20km from the school, with many daily flights to the UK, and a high speed rail service connects Cologne to London, via Brussels.

Please download our application pack below for detailed information about the role.

SGSC Application Pack 2018 Librarian

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For further details, and to make an application, please visit our website
Only applications made through our on-line system will be considered.  

Closing date: 15th September 2018. The school reserves the right to contact outstanding applicants in advance of this deadline.
St George’s is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will therefore be subject to enhanced background checks.

For any enquires relating to this role, please do not hesitate to contact us directly:

Mr. P. Dickinson
Academic and Recruiting Director.
Tel: 0049 2233 808870