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Alderwood Senior School

Library/Careers Assistant

Closing date: 28/06/2021 at 12:00

Job Start Date: 02/09/2021

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Part-time

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: HCC Grade C - Actual Salary £15,263 to £16,287 (FTE is £18,933 to £19,941) Term time + 1 week

Hours of Work: 34 hours per week Mon to Thurs (08.30am to 4.00pm) Fri (08.30am to 3.00pm)

Location of Role: Alderwood School

Job/Person Summary

Alderwood School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic school library assistant who is passionate about reading and has the ability to inspire and motivate students to engage with reading. The successful candidate will be required to assist in promoting and developing the school library in order to provide an efficient service to pupils and staff. They will also provide support for cataloguing of new material to the library collection.


As the school library assistant, you will support the English department by contributing to the school wide reading culture through reading programmes, initiatives, displays and events, with the aim of improving literacy levels across the school. You will help to promote and foster the enjoyment of reading for pleasure through day-to-day interactions with staff and students.


As the school careers assistant you will liaise and support the Careers Lead in booking guest speakers, updating the careers database and support with general admin duties.


Experience of working in a library or in an educational establishment would be desirable (but not essential as training will be given).


Alderwood School is an ‘all through’ school on the outskirts of Aldershot split across 3 sites with approximately 750 pupils on our senior site. This role is based at our senior site.

Application Procedure

HCC Support staff application forms can be found on our website under the ‘Our School’ section. Completed application forms can be sent by post to Gemma Yates, PA to Executive Headteacher or emailed to g.yates@alderwood.hants.sch.uk and should be received no later than 12pm on the closing date. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office on 01252 343723 to arrange a visit.

Safer Recruitment

Alderwood Senior School and Hampshire County Council 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.

About us

Address: Alderwood Senior School, Tongham Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU12 4AS

Telephone: 01252 343723

Website: http://www.alderwood.hants.sch.uk

Application form