School Librarian (Part-time), Surrey

Closing date:

Parkside SchoolSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

School Librarian - Part Time

The post-holder shall carry out those responsibilities assigned by the Head as detailed below.

1. Strategic

Give input to the Head in:

 Organising, developing and maintaining the Library from a strategic point of view;

 Creating a positive approach and instilling a culture of safeguarding in all School matters;

 Attend termly INSET, weekly staff meetings and twice weekly staff briefings.

2. Administration

 Co-operate with the Head of English and Deputy Head through liaising with other staff using the


 Liaise with staff delivering Learning Enrichment (SEND), English as an Additional Language (EAL)

and the Able, Gifted and Talented (AGT).

3. Main Librarian duties

 Organising, developing and maintaining the Library at all times both in day-to-day use but from a

strategic point of view;

 Cataloguing, shelving, book loans and returns procedures;

 Encouraging and stimulating pupils’ interest in reading not only through the way the Library is

organised but through competitions, activities and displays, especially during break and


 Helping English teachers with recommendations for class and individual reading;

 In conjunction with the Head of English, managing a programme of author, poet and book

events for all areas of the School;

 Managing Librarian helpers giving them suitable tasks and responsibilities as directed by the

Deputy Head;

 Promoting nationwide initiatives, for example World book Day;

 Keeping up to date with current reading trends and offering advice, encouragement and

recommendations to the whole school community via outlets such as social media;

 Working with all departments to provide books as required.

4. Responsibility for the Welfare and Pastoral Care

 Promote the School’s Safeguarding Policy throughout the Library;

 Liaise with the Head of Pastoral Care supporting pupils within the Library environment where


5. Relations with Parents

 Make arrangements for parents to be given regular information about the Library including

contributions to the fortnightly Newsletter;

 Replying quickly and efficiently to any parental emails/telephone calls/letters.

6. Finance, Resources, Site and Buildings

 Work with the Head of English to ensure the quality of resources is provided;

 Manage the Library Budget for book purchases, library resources and School events;

 Ensure the appropriate security/safety/state of repair of the Library.


Effective Date: 14/10/19

Review Date: August 2020 Annual review

7. Additional Expectations:

 Keep up to date with current educational thinking through books, journals and government


 Attend courses and to disseminate to colleagues where necessary;

 Take part in the Staff Professional Development (Appraisal) scheme.

 Accept and take on any issues raised through the external inspection of the School including


This Job Description is not intended to be all embracing and the post holder shall be required to carry

out any reasonable requests by the Head for the betterment of the School, commensurate with training

and experience.

More about Parkside School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 2 - 13 years
Address: The Manor, Stoke Road, Stoke D' Abernon, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3PX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1932 862749
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