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Library Assistant - Click for more details

Scale 5 Point 8-11
Part-time – Thursday and Friday from 8am to 4pm
15 hours per week (half an hour for lunch), term time plus 2 inset days plus 2 days holiday working
£20,493 to £21,748 pro rata plus £626 Outer London fringe allowance
Actual salary £7,488 to £7,933

Required as soon as possible - a library assistant to join our successful library team.

The role will involve supporting the team in the library with the operational administration of school library systems, processes, and procedures. It is a varied and rewarding role in a busy department.

Supporting students and staff is an essential part of the job so good communication skills are essential.

A flexible, calm, approachable and professional manner with a 'can do' outlook is essential.

The successful candidate will:

• Have excellent organisational and inter-personal skills
• Strong administrative skills
• Have previous experience working with schools

Shenfield High School retained its “GOOD” Ofsted rating in November 2018.

We are a co-educational 11-18 academy school with a commitment to high standards, a holistic approach, student wellbeing and learning for life. We expect all staff to share this philosophy. Shenfield is conveniently and pleasantly situated close to Shenfield mainline station to London Liverpool Street - and what will be the eastern terminus of Crossrail’s Elizabeth Line - the towns of Brentwood and Billericay and to the Essex countryside.

An informal discussion with the Headteacher or the Head of English can be arranged by contacting the Head’s PA, Mrs Christine Watson: c.watson@shenfield.essex.sch.uk

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share in this commitment. This appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure check and positive references.



Applications close Wednesday 22nd September 2021

To apply for any position please read our New Applicant Guidance pages linked at the bottom of this page.

Download the Application Form (at the end of this page), complete and accompanied by a Letter of Application return by post for the attention of K. Whordley, HR Manager or email k.whordley@shenfield.essex.sch.uk.

Shenfield High School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We have implemented robust recruitment procedures and checks for appointing staff and volunteers to ensure that every effort is made to recruit candidates who are suitable to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We have developed a positive and proactive approach to safeguarding in order to best protect all children, young people and vulnerable adults who attend or visit the School or engage in associated activities, enabling them to participate and achieve in an enjoyable and safe environment.  We facilitate a range of child protection and  awareness training for all staff and volunteers and demonstrate best practice in the area of safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people.

We maintain that the welfare of young people is, and must always be, the paramount consideration.  All children, young people and vulnerable adults have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious belief or sexual identity.  All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.  Working in partnership with children, young people and their parents/carers is an essential element of our work. 

Shenfield High School is a co-educational 11-18 academy school with a commitment to high standards, a holistic approach, student wellbeing and learning for life.  We expect all staff to share this philosophy. The school is on the London Fringe (easy commuting from Liverpool Street).  We are popular and expanding and fully committed to the professional development of all our staff.

Candidates will be expected to complete the Application Form, whether or not they submit a separate CV. On interview day, candidates will be asked to bring photographic proof of identity, a utility bill (to prove their address) and their qualification Certificates. These must be originals (which will be photocopied for our files and returned to you) and are a necessary pre-requisite for the enhanced DBS check required of the successful applicant. In the interview itself, candidates should expect questions probing their commitment to safeguarding the welfare of children.




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