Graduate Trainee: Library Assistant

  • Job Reference: 00001875-1
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2023
  • Recruiter: Latymer Upper School
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  • Location: Hammersmith, London
  • Salary: £21,650 to £27,300
  • Sector: Schools
  • Job Type: Contract, Graduate Trainee Opportunity, Full-time
  • Duration: 4 September 2023 to 5 July 2024. Term-time 37.5hrs pw over 36 weeks

Job Description

Graduate Trainee: Library Assistant

Fixed Term Appointment:  4 September 2023 to 5 July 2024. This is a term-time role working 37.5 hours per week over 36 weeks.

Salary:  c.£21,650 for 36 weeks (FTE £27,300 per annum)


We have a great opportunity for a trainee library assistant to join our experienced library team.

We are a leading independent day school in Hammersmith with a large, open-plan library. Our students enjoy visiting the library for independent research, class visits and reading for pleasure.

Applications are invited for a fixed-term post starting in September 2023 and finishing on 5 July 2024. The post is intended for a graduate wishing to gain library experience before undertaking a postgraduate course in Librarianship/Information Studies or for recent graduates of such a course seeking to specialize in school librarianship.

The graduate trainee will assist in the day-to-day running of the library; staffing the desk (issuing, renewing and returning items on the library system), supervising students, helping with enquiries and planning creative, thematic displays.

Hours are 10am – 6.15pm Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week with a 45-minute unpaid lunch break) during term times, plus INSET days. Some flexibility is required as you will be responsible for closing the library at 6pm.


For further details and an application form please click on the Apply button.

Information about Latymer Upper School is available at

Closing date: Friday 10th February 2023 at 10am

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 27 February 2023.