Librarian, London SW9

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Platanos CollegeLondon SW9

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £25k to £30k per annum pro-rata
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint a Librarian who is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and dynamic (graduate or equivalent calibre) to join our successful school. The candidate will have a recognised qualification in English / literacy or a similar qualification and have excellent literacy skills. Librarian experience and librarianship qualifications (or working towards this) would be advantageous.

The ideal candidate should also have a passion and knowledge for books and understands the importance of promoting reading. The role is fundamental to ensuring that pupils can foster a love of reading and receive support and guidance on reading and literature.

Key attributes/requirements: 

  • Managing a library service in an educational establishment, ideally with librarian qualifications.
  • Work with existing staff to support the literacy drive across the school through group work, interventions and similar programmes. 
  • Ability to organise and be innovative with the use of the resources available to them.
  • Hard working, organised, and calm in pressurised situations.
  • Use of databases.
  • Able to produce statistical/written reports. 
  • Demonstrate a flexible attitude to work. 
  • Be reliable, enthusiastic, caring and motivated.
  • Able to communicate with pupils, parents and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds. 
  • Promoting our positive reading culture and launching extended learning opportunities.

Previous experience of this in an educational environment is desirable but not essential. Candidates new to the profession would also be considered.

Platanos College is an outstanding, ambitious and high-performing school. We received our third, successive ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating in 2014/2015. It is just the place for talented, ambitious individuals to develop their career and make their mark.

For further information about us please visit 

Applicants should complete the employment application form found on our website and return by post or email to

Closing date for applications: 20 October 2017 (or sooner if a high number of applications is received).

Start date:  As soon as mutually agreed. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and external agencies to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check (formerly known as a CRB check) and will be checked against the DBS barred list. All offers of employment are conditional, subject to the receipt of satisfactory references as according to our Safer Recruitment Policy. 

Platanos College

Clapham Road, London SW9 0AL

Tel: 020 7733 6156

Fax: 020 7738 6196 

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More about Platanos College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Clapham Road, London, SW9 0AL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7733 6156
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Platanos College is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school without sixth form situated in South London. It is an academy state school supported by the Platanos Trust, a multi-academy trust set up with the intention of raising sta...