College Librarian, Tianjin, China

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Wellington College International TianjinTianjin, China

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Wellington College is committed to providing world-class educational opportunities in the city of Tianjin. We seek to recruit and develop staff members who are fully engaged with the stated vision of the school – [to] “aspire to create a caring, international community that develops well-rounded individuals with strong values and the skills to thrive within an ever-changing global society” and who are guided in their professional and personal conduct by the core Wellington values – courage, respect, integrity, kindness and responsibility. In this way, the post holder should regard the following outline of the job description not as a checklist of things to achieve, but as a starting point for their growth in the role.

The Librarian will play a full part in the academic and pastoral life of the College. The post holder will be based in the main College library, housed in the main building, but will support the development of both the Junior School and Nest libraries. 


  • Promote a love of reading and scholarship across the school community, creating an integrated, whole-school environment which encourages reading for pleasure;
  • Develop and implement, in consultation with the Heads of School, a whole-school Library policy to support the aims of the School Development Plan;
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the College library’s contribution to learning and teaching through accurate indexing, user surveys and record-keeping; 
  • Support pupils, staff and parents to enable library users to identify, locate and access the information and resources they need; 
  • Manage the library budget for and promote a wide range of resources in a variety of formats, both traditional and electronic;
  • Liaise closely with the English Department to promote the development of reading and literacy skills;
  • Manage a study environment for both curriculum-based and independent learning; 
  • Liaise with Heads of Department to ensure that the curriculum is appropriately supported by library resources;
  • Coordinate parent volunteers in the library;
  • Participate in school-wide improvement through attending the regular cycle of staff meetings, Heads of Department meetings and training events;


  • College/University degree or above
  • have a qualification in      librarianship and have had experience working in a library
  • strong communication skills in English
  • be hands-on with a strong sense of initiative and responsibility
  • enjoy working with children and      be able to effectively manage groups, encouraging reading and enjoyment of      literature 
  • have a good eye for attractive      displays in order to make the library a welcoming and inviting place
  • be confident in the use of IT
  • be an effective team member and      at the same time be able to work to one’s own initiative
  • be able to maintain the  school’s code of confidentiality

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More about Wellington College International Tianjin
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: 1 Yide Dao, Hongqiao District, Tianjin, 300120, China
Telephone: +86 1344 444 000
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Wellington College International Tianjin opened in August 2011, and is the first overseas partner school of Wellington College in the UK.

Centrally located on a purpose-built campus just north of the city centre of Tianjin, the College has impressive...