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Job Vacancies: Schools Library Advisor - Based at Willand, Devon to cover the north of the county.

£22,481 (Term Time Only = 41 Weeks)
(Business Mileage paid)

Babcock Education is the largest integrated education support service provider in the UK.
Awarded ‘Education Business of the Year’ in 2012, we employ over 600 education experts providing consultancy, training and management services to over 700 schools and academies in 50 local authorities.

Babcock Education combines the best commercial practice with the values and principles of the public sector, working with schools, extended services, local authorities, colleges, settings, government departments and agencies to improve the life chances of children and young people.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Schools Library Advisor to join the Babcock School library Service team. The office is based in Willand although the role will require you to travel through the North of the region (including Barnstable/ Ilfracombe). This role is full time, working Monday - Friday and can support an element of flexibility.
The purpose of the role is to work with subscribing schools to help raise reading standards providing School Library Advisory Support as part of a package the school has purchased.

Major Tasks and Activities:

  • To deliver SLS services as part of the subscription service required by the customer. The post holder will be required to visit schools in order to deliver services and will be required to carry books and other items
  • Maintain and increase schools’ buyback of SLS services
  • Contribute to policy making and the general development of the service
  • To deliver information literacy and reading promotion activities to pupils
  • Deliver INSET to teaching staff and parent volunteers
  • Help organise and deliver conferences / training days
  • Promote the SLS and reading development through social networking site
  • Practical Stock Management including some physical work

Knowledge and Skills:


  • Experience of working in a school library service, school library or teaching environment
  • Knowledge of the business approach to SL services
  • Extensive knowledge of book stock for children and young people
  • Up to date knowledge of the national curriculum for all key stages
  • Experience in book stock and library management
  • Excellent communication and customer care skills
  • Excellent organisational and presentation  skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and part of a team
  • Ability to work within set policies
  • Experience in report writing
  • Ability to identify objectives and set priorities
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable and have good problem solving skills
  • High level of literacy and  numeracy
  • Good IT skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Valid driving licence


  • Educated to degree level in librarianship
  • Proven Experience of working in a school library
  • Ability to use library management systems
  • Marketing knowledge / skills and experience

The ideal candidate will have proven experience within libraries’ with a background in schools/ education sector. As the role will require you to deal with new and existing customers you will need to have a confident approach to your working practices, be skilled and able to provide expert support and sound advice in how to run a successful library.

This company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Start Date in September 2015

To apply for this role please request an application pack quoting RAF 5836, Schools Library Advisor FAO Nicole Skippins to ETRecruitment[at]babcockinternational.com

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