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School Library Association – Advisory Librarian (Fixed Term Post)

SLA office, Swindon

18.5 hours per week until 31st March 2018.

Salary: £25,437 - £28,221 (pro rata)

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and self-motivated Advisory Librarian to share some aspects of the role with the current post holder from September. 

This is an exciting and challenging role for an experienced librarian with the right skills and knowledge of current school library and educational issues to assist in taking the SLA forward at a pivotal time for school libraries.

Main areas of responsibility will include providing an advisory service to members, day-to-day supervision of the office, assisting with maintenance of the website and promoting the work of the SLA.

Advisory Librarian Fixed Term Post

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The successful applicant will have relevant professional qualifications, a proven track record and be capable of communicating effectively at all levels.  The ability to demonstrate a hands-on approach, prioritising work and a real desire to help grow the organisation and champion school libraries and librarians are essential.

In return we can offer an attractive working environment and a good salary for the right person.

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For further information or an informal chat about the post please contact:

Sally Duncan on 01793 530166 or Tricia Adams on 07532 231946

For an application pack please phone 01793 530166 or email  info[at]

The closing date for this post is 30th August.

Bootham School, York - Library Manager

We are seeking a new Library Manager for our John Bright library, which houses approximately 18,000 resources, including reference books, fiction, non-fiction, newspapers, magazines, and DVDs.


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You will manage, maintain and develop the library, its books, information technology and resources and promote the library as a welcoming place for study and learning.  For further details and an application form please visit our website at: Bootham School
You can also download a recruitment pack below:

Rec Pack

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Closing date: 10am Wednesday 30th August 2017

The Beacon School, Banstead - Learning Resources Manager

  • Start Date: 4 September 2017
  • Salary: £24,090 per annum (pro rata), £17,111 (actual)
  • Contract: Part Time and Permanent
  • Closing date: 22 August 2017 [at] 11:59AM

We require a well organised, self-motivated person who enjoys the prospect of working with young people and teachers in a supportive role.
Your main responsibilities will be to manage the Learning Resources Centre (LRC) and take a lead role in promoting reading across the school. The post includes development of information to support the curriculum; liaison with teaching staff to support their work; and management and guidance to students while they study and research.

JD - Learning Resources Centre (LRC) Manager (jul17) beacon

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You should preferably having a teaching or librarian qualification, as well as experience of working with young people and be competent in the use of IT.

PS - Learning Resources Centre (LRC) Manager (jul17) beacon

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This position is for 30 hours a week for 39 weeks per year (i.e. term time plus 5 days) and attracts a full-time salary of £24,090 per year, pro-rata £17,111 (actual).
For more information about our school, please visit

Closing date: Noon on 22 August 2017
Pro Rata Salary: £17,111

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
References may be requested upon receipt of your application, so please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interview date.


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