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Assistant Librarian - Full-time/Part-time

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-4045-453S
  • Posted:22/02/2024
  • Pay:KR5 - £22,595 - £23,693
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:08/03/2024 at 10:00
  • Interviews:ASAP


Job Title:             Assistant Librarian

Contract:            Permanent, 39 weeks per year (Term Time Only plus Inset Days)

Department:      Library

Reports to:         Head Librarian, SLT

Hours:                  TW Site: 37 hours per week Monday to Friday (8am – 4pm)

                              Sevenoaks site: Part time (minimum 27.5 hours per week Monday to Friday 9am-3pm) or Full time as above

Salary:                 KR5 (FTE £22,595-£23,693, actual salary: £19,607.21-£20,560.02 for working 37 hours a week)


We are seeking to appoint two organised and enthusiastic Assistant Librarians to join our respected library team. One of these roles will be predominantly based at our Tunbridge Wells campus and the other will be predominantly based at our Sevenoaks campus.


Purpose of the role

The role of the Assistant Librarian is to help the Head Librarian support the learning of students in the context of the library across the whole school. You will help to ensure that the library is at the heart of school life and be a beacon for the importance of reading within the school.

You would be responsible for the issuing and return of library stock and supervising students, whilst ensuring a quiet, well-regulated academic environment conducive to study throughout the school day. You should have good communication, interpersonal and customer relation skills along with a flexible approach to your work and the ability to work on your own initiative.

You may be required occasionally to work at either campus for library events (day and evening), open days/evenings, training, inset days and cover for library staff absence.


About the Library in Tunbridge Wells

The library is an academic hub of the school and is dynamic, bright and friendly. It is very well used with over 1000 pupils from KS3, KS4 and KS5 of all ages using it per week for a variety of reasons, from reading, research, private study and book clubs.


About the Sevenoaks Library

The library is an academic hub of the school and is dynamic, bright and friendly. It serves KS3 and KS4 and is used for a variety of reasons, from reading, research, private study to book clubs.

Information about the school

About Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys Headteacher: Amanda Simpson

Location: Tunbridge Wells (TN4 9XB) Type of School: Community Boys Grammar School Kent Age range: 11 - 18 Gender: Boys with mixed Sixth Form Number of students: 1178 plus 328 at Sixth Form Average class size: 30 in KS3, 23 in KS4, 15 in Sixth Form Number of teaching and support staff: 160 Date school established: 1956 External recognition: Good Ofsted and Investors in Careers Award

The School Context Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys is a successful and popular selective 11-18 dual-site school, with a site in Tunbridge Wells and a brand new site based in Sevenoaks.

At Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, our curriculum is underpinned by our school values of respect, excellence and determination. Our broad academic curriculum, delivered through the scheduled delivery of lessons and the diverse range of co-curricular activities, provides our students with the opportunity to develop into the individuals we know that they have the potential to become.

We are extremely proud of our excellent academic record and (as a selective school) are committed to achieving the highest standards. That said, our philosophy at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys is that education is about personal development and should give young people every opportunity to explore and learn about the world around them. We hope to empower our students not only to achieve academic excellence but also to develop into global citizens who will go on to make a positive contribution to society.

Staff will benefit from a positive working environment, with strong support for professional development and specialist teaching rooms. We aim for high standards and the pursuit of academic excellence, helping every student to reach their full potential through the development of skills, concepts and knowledge, within the framework of a caring community. Relationships between staff and students are based on trust, mutual respect and a determination to succeed.

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys offers Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and other subject specialist training through the Kaizen Teaching School Alliance.

Living and working in Tunbridge Wells Tunbridge Wells and its immediate environment present an ideal location in which to live and work. The elegance of the Pantiles with its variety of excellent shops and restaurants, the beauty of the surrounding countryside, especially The High Weald, and the wide range of cultural and sporting facilities ensure that there is much to encourage even the most dedicated professional to enjoy some relaxation. The surrounding villages provide excellent residential property within a commutable distance. Tunbridge Wells is also within an hour’s reach of London and is well-served by Gatwick Airport, Ebbsfleet and Ashford for Eurostar connections.

The School benefits from its proximity to Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre. Staff receive a discounted membership. Facilities include swimming pool, diving pool, all the latest gym & fitness equipment, an extensive programme of group exercise classes, indoor cycling studio, kids soft play, café and high-spec changing rooms.


TWGSB staff benefits include: Teacher/Support Staff Pension contribution Free Flu Vaccinations Employee Assistant Programme via Health Assure Free Eye Tests Paid Moving Day Car Parking on site Training and development opportunities Access to Kent Rewards (inc Cycle2work, Adult Education discount, discounted high street cards and vouchers and over 1,200 national and local retailers). Access to health and wellbeing resources. Childcare: The Sports Centre also has a nursery which is popular with staff at TWGSB who have pre-school children.More info can be found here: https://www.twgsb.org.uk/1427/school-site-expansion

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Clare Peck
  • Address:Tunbridge Wells Grammar School For Boys, St Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells , Kent, TN4 9XB
  • Telephone: 01892 529551
  • Email: cpeck@twgsboys.kent.sch.uk


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.