Assistant Librarian, Newham

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Lister Community SchoolNewham

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Scale 5
Contract term: Permanent

An exceptional school: Our vision is a world class education for young people in Newham. Lister is an 11-16 comprehensive school at the heart of its community.  Recognised as one of the most improved schools in the country (DfE, January 2014) this is reflected in our sustained drive to become an Outstanding school with our Progress 8 at +0.27 and our Progress 8 for disadvantaged students in the top 20% of all schools nationally.  

In our December 2018 Ofsted the inspectors found that the school has maintained the good quality of education and  ‘made strong progress in many aspects of the school’s provision‘ since our last inspection in September 2013. Our many strengths are highlighted, including how students are ‘courteous and articulate’ and ‘say they enjoy school and value the wide range of opportunities they are given’. We are very proud that the report recognises our high aspirations, the hard work and good behaviour of our students, and the dedication and commitment of our staff.

Our Library is a central part of the school. One of our core school priorities is that every child should reach his or her chronological reading age. We have DEAR once a fortnight and every child in Year 7, 8 and 9 has a reading lesson once a fortnight. Tutor time is devoted to reading twice a week. The Library is a haven and place of learning at the heart of Lister, and was singled out by OFSTED for positive comment. This post is to enable the Library to continue and extend its work with students in the Upper School.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This appointment will be conditional on successful pre-employment and enhanced DBS checks.  


21.6 hours per week, term time plus 2 weeks

Hours:  8.30am – 4:30pm (Monday – Friday)

GLPC. Scale 5 - £13,310 (actual pro rata’d salary per annum)

We are seeking to appoint a skilled, enthusiastic, dynamic and energetic individual, committed to ensuring that all students read for pleasure and achieve high academic standards. The successful applicant needs to be flexible, a good team worker, able to take responsibility and have a keen eye for detail. An interest in reading and education is essential, but previous experience in a school library is not a requirement. The successful applicant will be educated to degree level and will have a good all round education

This is an excellent opportunity to play a key role in the development of the school as we continue to successfully raise standards and move from Good to Outstanding.

If you think you have the potential to work as an outstanding Assistant Librarian  then an application form can be downloaded directly from our school’s website at:  or by contacting Jackie Young (HR Manager) on 020 8471 3311.  

Completed applications must be returned to the school at the above address, or by email to:

Applications are required by:  3:00pm on Thursday, 11th July 2019

Interviews:  Tuesday, 16th July 2019

We will acknowledge receipt of all application forms. If you do not receive acknowledgement, please do not assume that your application has been received.  Due to high volume of applicants, we will only contact those candidates who have been selected to progress to the next stage of the process.

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More about Lister Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: St. Mary's Road, Plaistow, London, E13 9AE, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 84713311
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Lister Community School is situated in Plaistow, east London, and is a specialist school in Music and Science. We are a mixed comprehensive secondary school and welcome both students and staff from a diverse multicultural background. With almost 1,35...