Assistant Librarian - Vaughan Library, Harrow

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Harrow SchoolHarrow

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £23,000 – 26,000 pa pro-rata
Contract term: Permanent

Permanent, part time, term time only (17 hours per week)

Harrow School is situated in Harrow on the Hill in north-west London and is one of the best-known schools in the world. Around 830 boys study at Harrow and live in the School’s 12 boarding houses. Employees particularly value the School’s beautiful green estate, the positive working environment and good relationships with their colleagues.   

The Vaughan Library, with its impressive facilities, resources and archives is central to academic life at Harrow School and we are seeking a part-time Assistant Librarian to join their small and busy team. The successful candidate will have excellent ICT, customer care and administrative skills. They will have a degree or equivalent qualification in library and information skills coupled with experience in a similar environment and a keen interest in archives. Flexibility to carry out the varied aspects of the role is vital.

Please note that the typical working pattern for this role will be a half day on Wednesdays and Fridays, and all day on Thursdays during term time, with one or two Saturday shifts per term, although some flexibility could be discussed. 

This role will suit someone who has a passion for literature and is enthusiastic in encouraging and supporting reading. They will have a positive approach to teamwork and an affinity with young people.

Benefits include automatic enrolment in the School’s pension scheme, use of the School’s sports facilities and subsidised membership of the tennis, golf, angling and social clubs.

To apply, please visit our website at where you will find a job description and the required application forms. If you have any queries, please contact the HR department at or by telephoning 020 8872 8380.

Closing date: Monday 9 December 2019

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All successful applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with any past employer and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Harrow School is an equal opportunities employer. 

More about Harrow School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: 5 High Street, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, HA1 3HP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8872 8000
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Harrow School is an independent boarding secondary school for boys aged 13-18. It was established, by royal charter, in 1572 during the reign of Elizabeth I. It is operated as a Royal Charter Corporation, which is a charitable trust whose trustees ar...