Graduate Trainee Library Assistant

Job Description

Graduate Trainee Library Assistant


Term Time Only

Fixed Term: 2 September 2019 to 10 July 2020


Salary: £24,000 per annum (approx. £19,000 pro rata)


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 2019 and finishing on 10 July 2020. 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 courses seeking to specialise in school librarianship.

The library assistant 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, processing stock and mounting 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 INSED days. Some flexibility is required as you will be responsible for closing the library at 6pm.

For further information and how to apply, please click on the Apply button.


Closing date: Monday 25 February 2019 at 9am.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 5 March 2019.


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and receipt of two satisfactory references.