Skip to content ↓

Assistant Librarian

Hours: Full-time, part-time, or job-share hours available

Full-time Salary: Circa £15,500 depending on experience

Start Date: End of August 2024

Closing date for applications: 10th June 2024, Midday

Interviews: Date to be confirmed

Founded in 1802 and set in a beautiful Yorkshire valley, Ampleforth College is the world’s foremost Catholic boarding school, welcoming girls and boys of all faiths aged 11-18. Each student’s unique talents are recognised and nurtured within a welcoming community rooted in Benedictine values. 

We are looking for an Assistant Librarian to help with the day to day running of the school library, including helping students and teachers locate resources, keeping library stock well-presented and organised. The ideal candidate will be educated to A Level with previous experience working with young people.  You will be IT literate, well organised and efficient, with a keen eye for detail. You will be friendly and approachable with the confidence to take charge when necessary whilst being calm and patient, with an enthusiasm about books and reading.

The library is open 7 days a week during term-time; core hours are 08:30 to 16:00 on weekdays and 08:30 to 12:45 on Saturdays.  A range of working patterns for this role will be considered (full-time, part-time, job-share).  Evening and weekend work would be required occasionally and could be arranged as a regular commitment.

In return we offer the following benefits:-

  • Free meal during working hours
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme with Legal and General (Employer contribution matched up to a maximum of 8%)
  • Death in Service Gratuity
  • A generous Bounty scheme for referral of new staff
  • Free car parking on site
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Staff Lodging (where available)
  • A friendly and supportive working environment
  • 10% off at the Abbey Shop and Tearooms

Should you have any questions regarding this position or would like further information, please contact Denise Raine at

Please send completed application forms to

Closing date for applications is 12:00 noon, 10th June 2024

St Laurence Education Trust and Ampleforth College are committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people. They expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and will ensure that all recruitment and selection practices and procedures reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) along with other relevant employment checks. 

A Compass for Life

Full Boarding & Day School for students aged 11 to 18