Assistant Librarian (part time)

Southend High School for Boys, Southend-on-Sea

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Job Ref No. ECC8825446-164S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 3.4 (within ranges 4-5)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Job Share Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 30/06/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: as soon as possible  

Job Description

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We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and efficient Assistant Librarian on a part-time basis. The post involves working closely with staff and pupils and would suit someone who is confident and motivated.

You will need to be flexible, and able to work on your own initiative, as well as having the ability to work to deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

Hours per week: 10.5 hours to be worked over three days - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (3.5 hours per day)

Start time: 10.30am

Finish time: 2.00pm

Excellent IT skills are a must, as is a good sense of humour. Some previous experience would be an advantage, although not essential.

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.


The successful candidate will be eligible for the following benefits upon commencement of employment:

Auto-enrolment into a contributory pension scheme (TPS for teachers and LGPS for support staff)

Free on-site parking
Access to excellent catering facilities when the kitchen is operational
CPD through internal and external providers
Salary sacrifice schemes such as Cycle to Work
Access to Occupational Health
Eye care vouchers
Free use of the sports facilities

Key Information for candidates regarding terms and conditions:

Hours per week: 10.5 hours

Working pattern: 3.5 hours per day on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only from 10.30am to 2.00pm

Working weeks per year: 39 weeks term time only, including non-pupil days.

Location: The post is based in the school.

Start date: Required as soon as possible.

Holiday entitlement: Pro-rated holiday entitlement (includes public holidays) for this post is 5.5 weeks. The successful candidate will work during each week of term time including non-pupil days. Holiday will be deemed to be taken during school closure periods. There is no entitlement to take holiday during term time.

Pay: The post is paid on Essex Schools' Local Government Pay Scale 3, point 4 (within range 4-5). The full time equivalent pay for this Scale is £19,264 when working 52.14 weeks per year. The actual salary for this term time post based on the hours and weeks outlined above will be £4,665.77 per year. These figures include the holiday pay entitlement for someone with less than 5 years' service.

Employees are paid monthly in twelve equal instalments per year.

Probation: All individuals new to employment with the academy/academy trust/Essex County Council will be required to satisfactorily complete a six month probationary period.

Please visit the vacancies page of our school website at to view the full job description, person specification andapplication form.

Information about the School

At Southend High School for Boys, talent is nurtured and learning is valued. Challenge is welcomed, participation is expected and achievement is prized. Pupils are happy, and prosper at the school.

We are an oversubscribed grammar school, complimented on our latest (2015) outstanding OFSTED inspection on all aspects, including our success in promoting good pupil attitudes and behaviour.

As a grammar school, high academic expectations are central to our purpose, and these are sustained through an extensive programme of support and guidance. Pupils develop their confidence and enthusiasm through a wide range of creative, sporting and other endeavours.

Southend High School for Boys stands on a superb site within walking distance of Prittlewell Station and the centre of Southend. Pupils retain fond memories of their years at the school, and stay in contact for many years.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Louise Kent, HR Manager
Prittlewell Chase, Southend-on-Sea
Essex, SS0 0RG
Telephone: 01702 606200

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