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St Paul’s School, London - Librarian

St Paul’s is a selective Independent Day School for boys aged 13-18, occupying a superb 45-acre site on the south bank of the Thames, west of Hammersmith Bridge. St Paul’s School excels academically at both A level and GCSE, with some of the highest national scores, but it is the work beyond the curriculum that excites both students and teachers alike.

Post vacant:  Librarian  commencing April 2018

The Kayton Library, overlooking the Thames, is the cornerstone of the redeveloped St Paul’s School. With views over the River Thames it is a civilised, calm and scholarly environment in which to pursue academic study.

Kayton Library information

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We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified professional Librarian to manage the day-to-day running of the library, ensuring that an effective resource and information service is provided to the entire school community. The successful candidate will have previous library management experience and be confident working with both pupils and academic staff.

Salary: c £35k per annum, pro rata of the full time equivalent of £44k

This is a term time only post (plus 4 weeks to be worked at the beginnings and ends of school terms)

JD Librarian

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Further details and an application form can be obtained from the School’s website: via the ‘Vacancies’ link.

The closing date for all applications is 9.00am on Thursday 14 December 2017. Interviews will take place on Monday 8 January 2018.

St Paul’s School and St Paul’s Juniors 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 employer and the Disclosure and Barring Service. St Paul’s School and St Paul’s Juniors are an equal opportunities employer.






St Paul’s School, Lonsdale Road, London SW13 9JT

Ashcroft Technology Academy (ATA), London - Learning Resources Assistant

  • 36.5 hours per week for 40 weeks per year
  • Actual starting salary £18,100 inclusive of holiday pay
  • 2% Attendance Bonus
  • Occupational Pension
  • Fitness suite

With 1,300 students aged 11 – 18, Ashcroft Technology Academy (ATA) is seeking to appoint a Resources Assistant to join the Library and Learning Resources (LRC) team. The LRC provision at ATA enjoys a high profile status, is highly resourced and extremely well used.
The successful candidate will have an administrative background, experience of and an interest in working with young people. The post offers a busy learning environment, with a varied workload requiring flexibility and good organisational skills as well as competence in the use of computers. Library experience would be an advantage.
You will form part of a small and friendly team providing books and media material to students and staff. There will be desk duties using the automated library system (training will be given), administrative and office duties, preparation of new resources and the supervision and support of students.
Ashcroft Technology Academy:

  • is graded an Outstanding School (Ofsted 2015)
  • is a highly successful and six times over-subscribed school in south west London
  • has excellent student behaviour and attendance levels
  • provides high quality and well-resourced facilities
  • has an excellent track record of public examination results
  • offers considerable opportunities for training and career development
  • is close to the A3, to East Putney tube station and Putney main line for easy commuting

If you would like to be a part of this successful team, further details and an application form are available from our website or telephone us on 020 8812 3553. Or you can download an application form and further details here:


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LRC Assistant

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You must complete the application form electronically and email it no later than 12 noon on Friday 15th December to recruitment[at] However, we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date where we find that there are a substantial number of applications and so we advise that applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

Southern Academy Trust, Librarian (Maternity Cover)

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is recruiting for –
Librarian (Maternity Cover)

Southern Academy Trust is a multi-academy trust with a bright future. We aim to provide our young people with enthusiastic, hardworking staff who will always have their best interests at heart. In return we offer a supportive environment that rewards ambition and achievement. We are a forward thinking organisation that strives to make the difference in our schools which currently include a secondary school with a boarding facility, along with three primary schools.

Salary £23,559 - £27,040 (actual salary per annum), 40 weeks pa (term time + 2 weeks), 37 hours per week.

This is a temporary contract to start from January 2018 to cover maternity leave. Experience is essential and a relevant qualification would be desirable. This position is to manage our Learning Resource Centre to support effective teaching and learning in the school. This role involves liaising with staff, students and other library users and supervising students who are not accompanied by a teacher. The successful candidate will be required to keep abreast of developments in the curriculum and new education initiatives, and promote the use of the Learning Resource Centre through means such as displays and events.

If you wish to discuss this post in advance of application please email hr[at] or call 01747 859245.

The closing date for this post is midnight on 5 December 2017.

For further details and to apply for this vacancy, visit


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This trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to have an enhanced DBS check in line with the government's safer recruitment guidelines.

Kids' Lit Quiz UK National Organiser

The Trustees of KLQ UK are looking for a volunteer NATIONAL ORGANISER to replace Jacky Atkinson who has now taken on the role of Chairman.  The job entails organising the schedule of Regional Heats, in consultation with the Quizmaster ,  co-ordinating and supporting the18 Regional Organisers and recruiting new ones as and when necessary; dealing with enquiries from interested schools; liaising with publishers for book prizes; liaising with the National Treasurer; helping to organise the National Final together with the Board, reporting to the Board on a regular basis; promoting the KLQ UK whenever possible; and  preparing an annual report for the Trustees as required by the Charity Commission. The applicant must be willing to be DBS checked.   This voluntary post  will have the full support of the Board of Trustees and carries with it a small honorarium.

The Kids' Lit Quiz UK is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation run entirely by volunteers, with the principal office in England
Registered Charity number 1164660

For further information, please contact Jacky Atkinson:

07812 525224 or 01295 812972; e-mail natorgklq[at] or klquktrustee1[at]


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