Assistant Librarian (Part-time), Newham

Closing date:Expiring soon

Lister Community SchoolNewham

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
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.  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.  

Lister is embarking on an exciting stage of developing its support services for the school and we are seeking a dynamic, professional and high quality individuals to join us in our aim for excellence in all areas.

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.

We would ideally like to fill this post as soon as possible – subject to completion of recruitment checks.


21.6 hours per week, term time plus two weeks

Salary: Scale 5 - £13,310 (actual pro rata 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

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

Completed applications must be returned by email to:

Completed application forms are required by: 10:00am on Thursday, 12th December 2019

Interviews:  Monday, 16th December 2019

Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above.  We therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.   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.

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. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 84713311
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Lister Community School is situated in Plaistow, East London, approximately 10 mins walk from Plaistow and Upton Park Underground stations.  We are also in close proximity to the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Westfield (Stratford) shoppin...