Teaching Assistant and Librarian

Closing Date: 16 February 2024 Email: j.manwaring@kings-school.co.uk
Salary: DOE
Employment Term: Full TimePermanent

Based in the Kent countryside and close to the Cathedral city of Canterbury, Junior King’s is one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country. Within the heart of the school lies a strong sense of community. We recognise that every child has different strengths and talents, and we pride ourselves on nurturing and helping pupils to reach their true potential.

Following the retirement of our current Librarian and a Teaching Assistant, we seek an enthusiastic and dynamic team player to join our Junior School team from April 2024.

This is an exciting dual role for a full-time Librarian and Teaching Assistant, who will support the school’s vision and values, place the library at the heart of the school’s learning community and enhance the quality of teaching and learning. The role will be split so that approximately 50% is spent as a Teaching Assistant and the other 50% as Librarian and overseeing and running our well-stocked library.

The applicant will have an ability to relate well to young people and young teenagers with excellent interpersonal skills and a good knowledge of current children and teen literature.  Knowledge of library classification and organisation schemes would be an advantage.

This role is full-time: 8am – 4.15pm, five days a week.

Applications should be submitted online through the Junior King’s School website by clicking here: Opportunities – The King’s School, Canterbury (kings-school.co.uk) and should include a short one-sided personal letter for the Head, Mrs Emma Károlyi along with a CV by 16 February 2024.


Interviews will take place on 1 March 2024.

The King’s school is committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process which is in line with the statutory Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates.

All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.