Forest School

London E17

Closing Date : 03/02/2020

Job Description

Forest School


Location: London, England (E17 3PY)

Start date: March/April 2020

Job type: Permanent, part time (term-time plus four weeks)

Salary: Competitive, plus benefits

Forest School is seeking a professionally qualified and/or experienced librarian to join our Senior School team. The successful candidate will work closely with two professional librarians and a library assistant to deliver library and information services to more than 1,150 pupils aged 11 to 19 as well as teaching and support staff. 

The ideal applicant will have a passion for, and good current knowledge of, children's and young adult fiction; experience working with young people and/or  in an academic environment; and a creative, flexible approach to promoting reading for pleasure.

The main purpose of the role is to provide professional and proactive support to all library users at Forest School. As part of the Library team, the successful candidate will be based primarily in the Senior School's ground floor Fiction Library – the first point of contact for many pupils and staff – and will play a key role in creating a welcoming, inviting, dynamic and informative environment for our users.

Please submit your application via our website, here:

The closing date for applications is Monday 3rd February 2020 at 12pm. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in the week commencing 10th February 2020.

Forest School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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