School Librarian

Platanos College

  • Salary negotiable (pro rata if part-time)
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time, Part Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

We are seeking to appoint a Librarian (full or part-time) 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 similar and have excellent literacy skills. Librarian experience and a librarianship qualification (or working towards this) would be desirable. This role would also suit a recent Graduate seeking experience.

The ideal candidate should also have a passion and knowledge for books and understand 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 librarianship 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. 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: 19th July 2024 (or sooner if a suitable number of applications are received before this date).

Start date: September 2024.

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 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.


Employer Information

Type: Mainstream
Phase: Secondary and post-16
Status: Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11-19 years

Location: Clapham Road, London SW9 0AL
Tel: 020 7733 6156

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