Job: Primary Librarian

3.14.16 – Primary Librarian
The British School of Brussels, Belgium

Sarah P’s comments:  Sorry, missed this one…The date to apply is by tomorrow, 3.15 @ 4:oo pm (Belgian time) if you are interested!

BSB is an independent, fee-paying international school with 1,350 students from approximately 70 countries. Students follow a British-based curriculum up to age 16. Post-16 they have a choice of three internationally recognised pre-university examination courses: English A Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or BTEC. There is an Early Learning & Development Centre (Kindercrib) for children aged 1-3. BSB has outstanding facilities and an excellent record of academic achievement.

Our Primary School offers a bespoke curriculum with integrated learning themes that are inquiry based and skills driven. Whilst British-based, it is uniquely adapted to the needs of our international and multicultural student body.  We also offer a vibrant and innovative French – English Bilingual programme for students from Reception to Year 9. At BSB, we aim to create a positive, inclusive environment for our students.

We are at the start of an exciting phase in developing our library provision. We currently have three libraries at the school, two of which are in Primary.

We wish to appoint a dynamic, hard-working and flexible teacher / librarian to ignite passion and fun into the project and lead and manage the libraries.

The ideal person will

  • be a qualified teacher with a commitment to creating high quality learning opportunities
  • be able to utilise latest technologies creatively to deliver innovative learning experiences for our children
  • be energetic and passionate about reading and learning
  • have excellent communication skills
  • have competent technological skills
  • have excellent organisational skills with a keen eye for detail
  • be able to prioritise
  • be able to work independently using own initiative and direct other staff effectively

Previous experience of working in a library or Primary School is essential. The ability to converse in French or Dutch is also advantageous.

In return, we offer:

  • a learning focused environment with a team of dedicated, well qualified, committed professionals
  • enthusiastic, happy and confident children who are proud of their school and love learning
  • outstanding facilities and resources
  • excellent professional development opportunities
  • a full-time, permanent contract
  • an attractive salary (BSB Learning and Teaching scale – Band 4) and extra-legal benefits

Our school is an exciting and vibrant place to be, and we welcome applications from passionate, driven people who would like to join our community and help us to achieve our goals.
Application process:

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 15 March 2016 at 16.00 (Belgian time).

Long listed candidates will be contacted by Skype on Friday 8 April 2016.
Short listed candidates will be invited to interview at the school on Thursday 21 April 2016

Please note that only applications sent in using the application form on the BSB website will be considered. No other submissions will be accepted.

We look forward to receiving your application. If you have not heard anything further from us by the end of March, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Additional information

To apply, follow the instructions on (Job opportunities)

The British School of Brussels
Pater Dupierreuxlaan 1
3080 Tervuren
Tel: + 32 2 766 04 30
Fax: + 32 2 767 80 70

Job: Clerk, Information Management

2.24.16 – Clerk, Information Management
B.2. NATO, Brussels, Belgium

Sarah P’s comments: Applicants must be citizens of a NATO country:
List of NATO members.

VACANCY N°: 160090 (+ reserve list)


The Archives and Information Management (AIM) Service ensures the accessibility, availability and integrity of all official information produced by and for the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and its Committees within the framework provided by the NATO Information Management (IM) Policy and NATO Security Policy. It provides NATO-wide IM and research support on matters pertaining to the activities of the NAC and its Committees, ensures the preservation of NATO information of historical value on behalf of the NATO Nations, provides training, support and guidance to NATO Nations, partners and entities on the implementation and execution of NATO policies pertaining to information and takes the lead on requirements development for all IM-related technology projects at NATO Headquarters. In addition, AIM is responsible for processing, disseminating, storing, organising and archiving the documentation produced by the NATO Committee structure and by the Departments of the NATO HQ International Staff (IS), taking into account the requirements of NATO Security Policy, NATO IM Policy, and applicable NATO HQ procedures.

The IM Clerk is assigned to a Unit of the AIM Services and provides IM support to a designated clientele. As directed, the Clerk will ensure that support is provided in an effective manner – responsive to customer needs and reflecting NATO IM policy and procedures. The Clerk is responsible for the correct and uniform application of relevant working procedures and of information security regulations.



The incumbent must:

have a good general education at least to higher secondary level or have equivalent relevant professional experience;

have 2 years experience in information support functions or related duties, especially at the international level. Formal training or practical experience in information or library sciences will qualify;

possess the following minimum levels of NATO’s official languages (English/French): V (“Advanced”) in one; I (“Beginner”) in the other.


The following would be considered an advantage:

knowledge of international best practices and standards in the field of IM and familiarity with the life-cycle management of records;

knowledge of documentary research and of the drafting of related reports and summaries;

knowledge of document and records management systems, modern office equipment, current office software packages, and their application to document processing and recordkeeping;

professional training or experience in library/information sciences or in international relations.


Information Management
Respond to requests for information; conducting research and submitting results for review. Process documents and correspondence in accordance with applicable procedures and guidance.

Planning and Execution
Apply work procedures and guidelines related to the NATO Information Management Policy (NIMP) and to NATO Security Policy, seeking guidance as necessary. Perform tasks related to the secure handling and processing of electronic files (media control, data extraction, network transfers, etc.), including the operation of relevant office equipment. Execute other routine or manual tasks, including filing and regular messenger duties. Contribute to the improvement of routine work processes.

Stakeholder Management
Work with the other members of the Unit to ensure effective support and quality service to the clientele. Advise customers on practicalities of information support.

Knowledge Management
Under supervision, apply an organisational file plan, maintain files, and prepare files for records disposition. Perform quality checks and contribute to statistics and reports.

Expertise Development
Participate in cross-functional training assignments within the service and in other professional training as directed. Provide advice on basic IM practices.
Perform any other related duty as assigned.

The incumbent reports to the Head of a Unit and is responsible to the Head for the performance of all main accountabilities outlined above and such other associated responsibilities as may develop. He/she has frequent contact with Divisional staff to deliver routine information support and to provide advice on related practical and procedural aspects; in this context he/she also works closely with other Archives and Information Management staff to ensure optimal customer support.


The incumbent must demonstrate:

Clarity and Accuracy
Customer Service Orientation
Organizational Commitment


Contract to be offered to the successful applicant (if non-seconded):

Definite duration contract of three years’ duration; possibility of an indefinite duration contract thereafter.

Contract clause applicable:

In accordance with the NATO Civilian Personnel Regulations, the successful candidate will receive a definite duration contract of three years, which may be followed by an indefinite duration contract.

If the successful applicant is seconded from the national administration of one of NATO’s member States, a 3-year definite duration contract will be offered, which may be renewed for a further period subject to the agreement of the national authority concerned. The maximum period of service in the post as a seconded staff member is six years. – 4 –

Serving staff will be offered a contract in accordance with the NATO Civilian Personnel Regulations.


Applications must be submitted using one of the following links, as applicable:

For NATO civilian staff members only: please apply via the internal recruitment portal (for more information, please contact your local Civilian HR Manager);

For all other applications:

Job: Supervisory Librarian

2/15/15 –  Supervisory Librarian, NF-04
Army Installation Management Command, USAG Benelux, DFMWR, Libraries, SHAPE, Belgium

USA citizens only


$45,000.00 to $60,000.00 / Per Year


Thursday, February 5, 2015 to Friday, February 20, 2015




Full Time – Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
SHAPE, BelgiumView Map


WORLD-WIDE US Citizens not ordinarily resident in Belgium. US resident alien family members of US sponsors who are citizens of NATO countries other than Belgium.


Public Trust – Background Investigation




The FMWRC mission is to create and maintain “FIRST CHOICE” MWR products and services for America’s Army, essential to a ready, self-reliant force.

Directs overall library operation on SHAPE. May also be responsible for one or two branch libraries.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Staff assistance visits to the field (Brussels, Chievres, SHAPE, Schinnen)


  • Yes
  • PCS costs and LQA authorized


  • Direct Deposit is required.
  • Social Security card is required.
  • Citizenship eligible under country SOFA agreement.


Responsible for the full scope of library functions to include library management/administration; personnel management; public/patron services, e.g. reference/research services, selective dissemination of information, circulation services, programming, interlibrary loans, up-to-date web presence; technical services, e.g. acquisitions, cataloging/classification, accountability of materials, procurement strategies; automation systems and other library technology implementation and support, e.g. ILS, workstations, Internet access, and network applications.

Evaluates effectiveness of the library’s automated services, determines requirements and conducts studies to improve systems operations. Responsible for the library facility; i.e. justification and planning for new facility, maintenance and improvements, purchase of furniture and equipment, and allocation of space.

Develops budgets, justifies requirements, and establishes short and long-range plans/goals. Monitors funding allocations and meets expenditure targets. Reviews library operations for effectiveness. Determines internal library policies. Advises on external library policies. Establishes standard operating procedures and sets internal controls. Prepares a variety of correspondence/reports/briefs. Conducts oral presentations and presides over group meetings. Promotes library services and programs. Develops marketing strategies to increase library awareness. Liaisons with community/user groups and establishes partnerships/networks for efficiencies with local, state, regional and/or national organizations.

Attends professional meetings, conferences, workshops, and seminars as required. Performs reference and research services using text and online searching principles. Selects a variety of print, non-print, and online resources to meet the organizational, educational and personal needs of customers. Catalogs and classifies library materials as required. Supervises assigned staff, conducts employee appraisals, advocates training, and provides appropriate recognition and feedback for performance. Performs other duties as assigned.


CANDIDATES MUST POSSESS A MASTER’S DEGREE IN LIBRARY SCIENCE, INFORMATION SERVICES, OR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT FROM AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.  Additionally, one (1) year of progressively responsible work experience equivalent to the next lower grade level is required which showcases the ability to perform in library management, personnel management, public/patron services, technical services, and library automation service functions.  Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.