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Transition Teaching Assistant (Willingdon Community School)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/136647/19132
  • Published: Fri 19/11/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/12/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 25
  • Salary: £18,933 - £19,312 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN20 9QX

Job introduction

Hours of work: 25 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.85  weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Monday 06 December 2021

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Willingdon Community School, Broad Road, Lower Willingdon, Eastbourne, BN20 9QX
Phone: 01323 485254
Email: recruitment@willingdonschool.org.uk
Website: www.willingdonschool.org.uk
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

About the role

Learning Support Professional – Transition

Single Status Grade 4 £18,933 - £19,312 per annum (pro rata)

Permanent/25 hours per week/39 weeks per year (paid for 44.85 weeks per year)

however part time applications will also be considered

Actual pro rata salary range is £11,003 - £11,224 per annum

We are looking for a motivated and experienced individual to take on the rewarding and fulfilling role of Learning Support Professional - Transition.  It is an exciting opportunity to work between a primary and secondary school supporting pupils and families with their transition.  The variety within this role is wide ranging from curriculum support, nurture, punctuality, behaviour support to liaison with parents.  You will be working with all learners, but priority will be given to those that need the most help, guidance and support.

We are looking for an inspirational Learning Support Professional – Transition, to join our enthusiastic, talented and motivated team as soon as possible.

We are committed to working together to build on the continuing upward trend in results, and ensure the pupils achieve excellence across all subjects.

This is an outstanding opportunity for the right person to improve transition for pupils before and as they start secondary school.

-  You should have experience of working within a primary or secondary school.

-  You should be able to display initiative and will have the energy and skills to inspire pupils and build their trust.

-  You should have strong interpersonal skills and empathy to communicate effectively with staff, parents and pupils.

- You need to be able to demonstrate GCSE level skills in English and Maths in order to support children effectively.

- You will be driven to be outstanding.

Above all, you will share the school's belief that all pupils can and will succeed, and that their learning and developing their potential is at the heart of all decisions.

Ideally the candidate will have their own transport as the role can potentially involve home visits, as well as visits between the schools.

Willingdon Community School is committed to child protection/safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this duty of care.  All applicants will be subject to safer recruitment procedures and will require satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date:  Monday, 06 December 2021 (by noon)

Please clearly state on your application whether it is the 25 hours per week position or a part time hours position you are applying for.

We advise applying promptly for this vacancy as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received.

Interview details will be sent to shortlisted candidates.

To apply for this post, please download and complete the application form from the school website: http://willingdonschool.org.uk/about-us/vacancies or, e-mail: recruitment@willingdonschool.org.uk  

Additional information


Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.


Company information

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/136647/19132
  • Published: Fri 19/11/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/12/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 25
  • Salary: £18,933 - £19,312 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN20 9QX