Assistant Librarian (Pok Fu Lam Prep Campus)

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Assistant Librarian (Pok Fu Lam Prep Campus)

Job advert

We are looking for a fantastic Assistant Librarian to run our Pok Fu Lam campus library. This role would suit someone who has a passion for children’s literature and a desire to work in a school environment, supporting teaching staff as well as pupils.

If you are creative and have imaginative ideas for library based initiatives, this is a great opportunity for you!  You may have been working in a Library for some time and would like a new challenge, or, you are perhaps working towards a qualification in Librarianship - looking for the mentorship of an experienced school Librarian.


Duties and Responsibilities

To assist the librarian in the day to day running of the school libraries primarily based at the Preparatory School, Pok Fu Lam  but with the flexibility to move between all campuses

  • Day to day management of the Pok Fu Lam Campus Preparatory Library

  • Delivery Information Literacy and Library Skills to students

  • Library Promotion


Required Skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Excellent spoken and written English

  • Ability to work well as part of a Library team across the whole school

  • Ability and willingness to collaborate with, and answer questions from, staff, students and parents and the wider Kellett community

  • Genuine interest in and knowledge of children's literature

  • Experience in school library or school environment essential

  • Good computer skills with ability to use Word, Excel

  • Knowledge of Oliver Library management system desirable

  • Knowledge of cataloguing desirable

  • Ability to file and order resources in alphabetical and numerical order

  • Ability to keep accurate records

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, staff, administrators and the wider school community and develop positive cooperative relationships with others

  • Ability to read aloud with expression

  • Ability to interact with children aged 4 up to 11


Required Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Experience of working in an academic library or environment 

  • Diploma or certificate in library studies - desirable


Terms and Conditions

Working times:             8:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday

Base :                               Pok Fu Lam Campus

Holidays:                        20 working days per year, not including public holidays. Holidays shall be taken during
                                        the school holiday periods, but not during the first week of the summer holiday or
                                          the week prior to the start of the autumn term.

Medical Insurance:      Offered to staff not already covered by any other medical scheme. 


Application Process

Applicants must complete the online Application Form.  Applicants who do not complete this form will not be considered.

Applicants must have the right to work in Hong Kong.

Please include in your covering letter your salary expectations.


Applications close:   Kellett School reserves the right to fill this position as soon as

                                       a suitable candidate is identified

Applicants, who have not been contacted by 31 October 2019, can assume that on this occasion they have been unsuccessful and are thanked by the Association for their interest


Please note that offers of employment are subject to confirmation of visa status in Hong Kong and satisfactory references. Prospective employees will be required to apply for a Sexual Convictions Record Check (SCRC) through the Hong Kong Police Force.


Your personal data is being collected for human resources purposes, including assessing your suitability for the post for which you are applying. The data will be used by the School and the Board of Governors. If you wish to access any personal data held by the School, please contact the HR Manager. If your application is unsuccessful the personal data you supply will be retained for one year, at the end of which time it will be destroyed.

Kellett School is an equal opportunity employer and as such treats all job applicants and staff with equal respect free from unjustifiable discrimination.