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Individual Needs Assistant (Wallands Community Primary and Nursery School)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/228983/37263
  • Published: Fri 20/10/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 23/11/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 21.6
  • Salary: £20,812 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Lewes

Job introduction

Hours of work: 21.6 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.65 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)
Fixed term for: Duration of a named child's time at the school.

Closing date: Tuesday 31 October 2023, at midday.

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Wallands Community Primary and Nursery School, Gundreda Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1PU
Phone: 01273 472776
Email: personnel@wallandscp.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: http://wallandsschool.org/
Please note, we do not accept CVs.


This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted. 

About the role

We are looking for a 5 days a week Individual Needs Assistant position, from 11am to 3.20pm.

Start Date: As soon as possible.

Closing date: Tuesday 31st October 2023 12 noon

Interviews: Week beginning Monday 30th October 2023

DBS Check: Enhanced


We are a primary school with a Nursery and special facility in Lewes, set in fantastic grounds and situated on the edge of the South Downs National Park. We are only a short train/bus ride from Eastbourne and Brighton. We have supportive, caring and dedicated staff and governing body and fabulous children.

Would you like to be part of our great team? We are looking for someone who has:

  • an interest and passion for supporting children
  • a commitment to inclusion for all within a mainstream setting
  • an ability to select and use a range of effective strategies in order to keep  children motivated and safe
  • an ability and willingness to share good practice with colleagues
  • a willingness to undertake training and medical responsibilities
  • a calm, caring and resilient character
  • the ability to build positive relationships with every child
  • good communication skills and is a strong team player
  • flexibility and creativity

What can we offer you?

  • Fantastic children to work with.
  • A friendly staff team.
  • A range of training to supplement knowledge you already have.
  • Support from the leadership team.


Our recent Ofsted inspection in September 2022, stated that, 'this is a great place to learn.  Leaders have high aspirations and hopes for pupils to achieve all they are capable of. They also care deeply about the well-being of every child.'

If you think you have all the skills above, we would welcome you as part of our team.

We would encourage a visit to the school, please phone or email to arrange this or to have an informal discussion with the Headteacher.

Contact Fiona Adams, Business Manager, on personnel@wallandscp.e-sussex.sch.uk to arrange a discussion with the Headteacher and for an application form, person specification and job description.

We would consider a job share arrangement for this post.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and therefore each post is subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring service) check.

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.

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/228983/37263
  • Published: Fri 20/10/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 23/11/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 21.6
  • Salary: £20,812 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Lewes

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