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  • Closing date

    25 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£10.60 - £10.60 Hourly

General Assistant job summary

We are seeking to appoint a General Assistant to join our Housekeeping Teamat Castle Mead School in Trowbridge. The role will involve cleaning all areas of the school, including:

  • Hoovering and mopping
  • Polishing and dusting
  • Emptying litter bins
  • Using powered equipment (e.g. vacuum cleaners, polishers) where appropriate
  • Detecting and reporting premises defects
  • Undertaking any necessary action in event of bad weather or emergency (e.g. putting down salt and clearing paths in winter) 

No experience is necessary, as full training will be given. You need to be someone who is energetic, enthusiastic and reliable.You will need to be conscientious, as well as:

  • Inclusive, passionate, and principled. These are our Trust core principles, and everyone who works for us embodies these in their own unique way
  • Dedicated to supporting our staff and children with an environment that encourages inspirational learning for all
  • Happy to work in a team, as well as being able to use your own initiative
  • Thoughtful, diligent and reliable 

We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide: 

  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • An ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children in all of our schools
  • A highly organised and very supportive team
  • High quality professional development opportunities from Day One, including a National College and National Online Safety training account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free
  • Unlimited, free access to the Employee Assistance Programme which gives all our staff confidential support and guidance when they need it most
  • A clear, comprehensive induction process 

Hours of work: 2 hours per day (between 6.00 - 8.00am or 3.00pm and 6.00pm), 41 weeks a year. 

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

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About Castle Mead School

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

Castle Mead school is a vibrant, growing primary school in the heart of East Trowbridge. Rated ‘Good’ at its last Ofsted inspection, the school continues to go from strength to strength under the new leadership of Mrs Emma Larkham, with two form entry, an onsite Nursery and Complex Needs Resource Base.

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