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ROLE:  Library Assistant

SCHOOL: Thornhill Primary School

HOURS:  Term time (39 wks), 6.5hrs per week

SALARY: Grade 4, Point 3 £18,795 FTE

CLOSING DATE: (Midday) Monday 9 December 2019



START DATE: To be confirmed but ideally as soon as possible

The Governors and Senior Leadership team are looking to recruit a dedicated and professional Library Assistant. We are looking for someone who loves books and reading, has a good knowledge of children's literature, and has a desire to assist children progress in their reading skills throughout their time at primary school. Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and passionate about making a difference. The post holder will use an online resource management system so ideally must be proficient in the use of IT but training can be provided.


Thornhill Primary has made exceptional progress in its standards and education for pupils over the last 7 years.  We are committed to providing an outstanding education for all pupils. We are a community school where "everyone is working together to be the best we can be".


You will have:

  • English and Maths to GCSE Grade C or equivalent
  • Previous clerical/administrative experience
  • Proven interest in books and reading

You will be able to:

  • Assist with creation of displays and the maintenance of an attractively presented and welcoming library
  • Lift books on to shelves, move boxes of books and arrange resources and displays
  • Carry out activities that require concentrated attention: e.g. assisting with stock check


The children are motivated and eager to learn, staff are supportive of each other and leaders offer guidance, coaching and excellent professional development.



Visits to the school are strongly recommended and informal enquiries are welcomed.

Should you wish to apply for this vacancy, please view the job description and complete the application form which can be found below and/or at and return to Jeanette Miller,



The Mayflower Partnership is part of an umbrella Trust called the Hamwic Education Trust. At the Hamwic Education Trust we offer unique opportunities for those individuals that excel in education.

We aim to deliver an outstanding education to our pupils and to do so we must employ outstanding people.


We offer a training pathway for all employees including teachers, support staff and our middle and senior leaders.


All schools with the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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