4 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    1 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£20,441.00 Annually (FTE) NJC Grade A, Point 2

[230912B] Mealtime Assistant job summary

Marlborough Primary Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Mealtime Assistant to join the School as soon as possible.

Post: Mealtime Assistant 

Location: Marlborough Primary Academy, Morice Square, Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4NJ

FTE Annual Salary: NJC Grade A, Point 2, £20,441 per annum, pro-rata for part time

Actual Annual Salary: £3,072,75 per annum

Contract Type: Fixed term until 31/08/24, part-time, term-time only (39 weeks per year)

Contract Hours: 6.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday

About the role

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed meal time assistant to work alongside our lunch time team.

About the successful candidate

We are looking for people who have the following experience and qualities:

  • Understanding the needs of children
  • Understanding of Health and Safety issues
  • Understanding of the issues surrounding the safety of children
  • Basic knowledge of first-aid

About the School

Marlborough Primary Academy is a happy and thriving school in the heart of the Devonport area of Plymouth. The Academy is fully committed to encouraging all our children to achieve their full potential in both learning and social development.  We strive to inspire every child to achieve in a caring and safe environment.

Our aim is to provide our children with an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that equips them with skills for life, where every child is recognised as a unique individual. Our curriculum is designed to: recognise individual starting points as foundations for learning; immerse pupils in literacy rich learning opportunities; engage pupils through experiences that ignite their curiosity to learn; promote creativity; and build independence and resilience.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young   people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant's background credentials, including an enhanced DBS check

About the Trust

Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education.  We operate 17 academies in Devon, Bournemouth, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.  We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.

Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them.  We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation. 

Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.

Next Steps

If you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development and have any questions about the position, please get in touch by calling the Recruitment team on 07759365064 or emailing us at recruitment@reachsouth.org.

Closing date: for applications is Sunday 1st October 2023

Interview Date:  Interviews are provisionally booked for Thursday 12th October 2023

To apply for this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking ‘apply now’ at the top of the advert.

We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.

Opportunities and Benefits 

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits. 

We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before submitting. 

Please note that Reach South Academy Trust is a licenced Sponsor for CoS applications and therefore can consider applications from candidates eligible to apply for Teaching and Teaching Leadership roles (only). For all other roles applicants are required to provide the required documentation where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker Visa.

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About Marlborough Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
112 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

School location

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