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    North London

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    Knowledge & Information Management

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    £28,291 - £29,191

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    Mark Leigh

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North London

£28,291.10 - £29,191.04


36 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

40 weeks per year


Our client, an education provider, would like to invite a talented and ambitious Librarian, who is serious about making a real difference to the lives of young people, to join their team.

As an ambitious and inspiring professional, you believe that teaching is about transforming lives and futures. It is about ensuring that every pupil, whatever their background or level of ability, enjoys the support they need to achieve exceptional results. So, join the team – and enjoy the support needed to make a difference.




·         Organising and managing the library, ensuring its effective use by classes, groups and individuals

·         Creating and implementing a policy for the library, which incorporates the educational aims and objectives of the organisation, and complies with data protection, copyright, health and safety legislation and the organisations disciplinary code

·         Taking responsibility for and managing the library budget, including the preparation of budget bids and estimates

·         Contributing to the curriculum, liaising with all departments and liaising with individual members of the teaching and learning support staff

·         Selecting, acquiring, organising and promoting Library recourses and ICT to support teaching and learning throughout the organisation

·         Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and staff to high quality learning recourses. This includes ordering resources for students to ensure all can access the library

·         Recruiting library assistants, supervising and training them and rewarding their achievements

·         Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the service provided by the library and its impact on teaching and learning

·         Supervising pupils using the library for independent study, and leading supervision of daily unstructured time in the library space

·         Maintaining a welcome, supportive atmosphere conductive to positive learning experiences and following the school’s behaviour policy




·         Deliver small reading groups to ensure all students have access to reading

·         Supporting and advising staff and pupils in the selection and use of information resources to support curricular and leisure needs

·         Planning and delivering library induction lessons to support the development of information literacy and learning skills in partnership with teaching staff, and reinforcing these skills where appropriate

·         Developing and maintaining links with other libraries and relevant

·         Promoting the library and organisation as a centre of excellence for reading nationally through participating in national prizes, presenting success through the relevant professional networks e.g. through CILIP’s Youth Libraries Group

·         Leading enrichment opportunities around reading through planning, and leading trips and extra-curricular activities

·         Supporting the pastoral team with utilising reading material in pastoral interventions and ensuring the library provides students with up-to-date accurate and age-appropriate information around pastoral issues




The library has gone through periods without a trained librarian in post, aswel as disruption to normal functioning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequently the post holder will need to undertake a restoration project to restore the library to full functionality. Tasks will include:


·         Migration of data to a new ILMS (Integrates Library Management System)

·         Data cleaning of student data

·         Data cleaning of the catalogue

·         Physical reorganisation of the stock

·         Library stock take

·         Collection-wide weeding

·         Reestablishment of hardware and software such as security tag system


It is estimated that this project will take approximately 18-24 months to be entirely completed, when worked around day-to-day duties



·         First degree or Master’s degree in Library and Information Science

·         Experience in an education environment/working with young people

·         Experience in leading library services

·         Excellent communication skills and organizational skills

·         Able to organise own work and time productively

  • Able to work with minimal supervision and to exercise judgement and initiative in your daily work

  • Has a flexible approach to work and to change

Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young p