Library Assistant, Kent

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Sevenoaks SchoolKent

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: FTE £19,300p.a (will be pro-rata'd)
Contract term: Permanent

The Library 

The library is housed in a beautiful building at the heart of the school. We have a catalogue of 22,000 records including books, DVDs and CDs. There are also 70 magazine titles and online research facilities. The library contains three floors, with the lower level acting as a Lower School area and the mezzanine offering 70 study carrels and 14 pcs. This area is used by sixth formers in free periods and is supervised by a member of staff. Both ground and lower floors offer further student PCs, printing, photocopying and stationery facilities.  It is a busy and vibrant place.

The Role 

We are seeking to appoint a Library Assistant to start in the second half of the Michaelmas term. The post is part time, term time only, plus the first and last weeks of the summer holiday. This role reports to the Head of Library. The Library team includes two other part-time Library Assistants.


The following list is not exhaustive but is intended to show the range of tasks required (for full details please see the attached job description):

  • Managing the circulation desk with efficient use of the library management system (Heritage).  
  • Shelving, assisting with enquiries and sourcing information.   
  • Cataloguing and processing new additions to stock.
  • Unpacking of deliveries. 
  • Subscription and management of journals.

Hours of Work / Working Pattern Requirements 

Term-time only (34 weeks): Monday 09.30 to 13.30; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 09.30 to 14.00 (17.5hrs pw). 

School Saturdays: 0800 – 1300 (12 Saturdays per academic year).  

Summer holiday: equivalent hours (17.5hrs pw) in the first and last weeks of the summer holiday.   


Salary will be dependent on appropriate experience and qualifications but is likely to be in the region of a full-time equivalent salary of £19,300p.a.  The actual pro-rata salary for the above working hours/days (based on the above fte) will be £7,175p.a.  


Please download the attached job description for more information. If you wish to be considered for this role, please complete the online support staff application form found on our School website by 22 October 2017.

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More about Sevenoaks School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Inter-denominational
Address: High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1HU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1732 455133
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Academic excellence, with a strong pastoral and co-curricular emphasis and a global dimension.

Sevenoaks School is a large, co-educational HMC school. Founded in 1432 by William Sevenoke, the school has over the last 50 years developed an internati...