Head Librarian

Job Description


Head Librarian


Full time, term time plus six additional weeks


Competitive salary, based on experience and qualifications


We have an exciting opportunity at Shrewsbury School for a Head Librarian to be responsible for providing the leadership and management of our Library service.

An important part of this role will be to promote independent learning within the school, working with the Heads of Faculty to support this as part of the overall academic provision.

A proven track record of success in managing and developing a library is a key requirement. The candidate should have the knowledge and experience to implement an appropriate library management system and should have the ability to be a publicist for the Library around the school community. 

It is desirable that the successful applicant will have Chartership or Fellowship with CILIP or equivalent, and have achieved a CILIP accredited Library and Information Studies degree or equivalent. Leadership and senior library environment experience is essential in addition to good interpersonal communication and time management skills.


Why Shrewsbury School?

Shrewsbury School, the Independent School of the Year 2020, is one of the country's leading co-educational independent schools.

We offer a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience, training and development and all the benefits of working in a thriving independent school including pension, life insurance, school lunch when kitchens are operational, car parking, access to sports and library facilities and concessionary tickets to School Music and Arts events.   


A full application pack and job description can be obtained by clicking the apply button.

Alternatively, please email recruitment@shrewsbury.org.uk or telephone 01743 280 834.

Closing Date: 12pm, Friday 30 September 2022.

Interviews will take place at the School, week commencing 10 October 2022.



Shrewsbury School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Candidates will undergo thorough child protection screening including checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service.