Librarian and Teaching Assistant – Uppingham Careers

Librarian and Teaching Assistant

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Job details

Contract hours: 28 hours per week, term time only (34 weeks per year)
Basis: Permanent
Salary: £15,531.60 per annum
Location: Maidwell, Northamptonshire
Closing date: 1 March 2024, 12:00 am


We are seeking a committed, knowledgeable and creative professional to join our thriving school as a Librarian and Teaching Assistant.

You will be responsible for the school’s beautiful library in an operational and strategic capacity, and will work as a member of the Learning Support Department to provide in-class and small-group support to pupils.

About you

You should ideally be a qualified teaching assistant or school librarian and have experience of working with children in either the state or independent sector.

You will be a compassionate person who relishes the opportunity to model a love of books and learning.

The post is suitable for someone with experience either in the state or independent sector.

About the school

Situated in the picturesque Northamptonshire countryside, Maidwell Hall offers a unique learning environment spread across 40+ acres of parkland, woodlands, a lake, and sports fields. The school, recently welcomed into the Uppingham Group of Schools, is entering a new and exciting chapter.

In addition to a competitive salary, we are committed to the wellbeing and development of all our staff, promoting continuous professional development, pension and staff discounts.

We encourage visits from prospective candidates to experience Maidwell Hall first-hand.


  • 50% contribution to premiums for the School’s private health scheme
  • Free Westfield Healthcare
  • Free membership of dual-use Uppingham School Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee discount
  • 25% Holiday Club discount for children of (Uppingham/Maidwell Hall) School
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Free annual flu jabs
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer
  • Recognised as “Investors in Diversity”

Application deadline: Friday 1st March 2024.

Interviews: Wednesday 6th March 2024.

Librarian and Teaching Assistant – Candidate Information Pack

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.