Librarian, Petersfield, Hampshire

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Bedales SchoolPetersfield, Hampshire

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £18,352 to £20,339 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Benefits: On-site parking, free school lunches during term time, life assurance, pension, personal accident cover 

Job details:

This is an opportunity to work in one of the world’s most beautiful libraries, within a truly exceptional community.

Bedales is an environment where questioning, divergent thinking and freedom to learn from mistakes are all encouraged. Both our staff and students expect of each other the best kind of relationships – co-operative, authentic and trustful.

In order to succeed in this role, you will combine a warm and caring approach with high standards of professionalism. You will inspire young people with a love of reading. You will help them develop the information skills they need to be successful and safe in today’s world. You will help them realise our ideal of curious, independent learners, and will embody the same ideal yourself.

Working with one other librarian, you will share responsibility for all aspects of the running of the Senior School library. You will be responsible for managing and developing the collection, and for promoting the service, alongside all the routine day-to-day tasks. You will be creative and seek fresh opportunities for the library to contribute to the goals of the wider organisation. 

Within this role, there is also the potential to make a significant contribution to the ongoing development of the Bedales Archive. If this is one of your strengths, there would be scope for you to get involved.

The majority of the working hours are spent as the sole member of staff on duty in the library, with responsibility for ensuring appropriate standards of student behaviour.

If, having read the Job Description and Terms and Conditions, you have further questions about the role, you are most welcome to contact Ian Douglas via e-mail: for an informal discussion. 

CVs will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application form.  Candidates must apply directly to Bedales Schools via the recruitment portal on the Bedales website: 

All other enquiries relating the recruitment process should be forwarded to 

Closing date: 9.00am on 20 June 2019

Interview date: 26 June 2019

Bedales is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all successful applicants will undergo safeguarding screening including an enhanced DBS and Barred List check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

More about Bedales School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: Church Road, Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 2DG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1730 300100
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Bedales School is an independent, co-educational, selective, day and boarding school for children aged 13-18. It is situated in Petersfield in Hampshire and there are 460 pupils on its roll. There are admission fees and scholarships and bursaries are...