67 days remaining to apply

  • Closing date

    31 August 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£12.45 - £12.85 Hourly

Lunchtime Assistant job summary

Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy,

Lunchtime Assistant

Various hours and contracts available

£12.45 - £12.85 per hour

About the Trust

Ebor Academy Trust is a family of schools located across North and East Yorkshire, York and the Humber region. We think of ourselves as being one school across many sites, working collaboratively to deliver high quality, rich and engaging education in our diverse communities. Our aims are to enable all our learners to flourish and to open doors for their very best futures.

We genuinely seek to live by our values of Excellence, Belonging, Opportunity and Respect; these underpin how we work and how we relate to each other. We have high ambitions for our learners and staff and aim to deliver this through a culture of continuous development, support, kindness and understanding. We are a friendly trust that puts people first.

About the role

Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy are looking to recruit several Lunchtime Assistants to support our children during their lunch and play time.

If you are looking to earn an extra income and have a passion for working with children, this could be the role for you. We currently have vacancies throughout the week on various days over lunchtime, we are looking for people to cover one hour or more between 11.30am – 1.30pm.

Within this role, you will play a key role in supporting the children on the playground during their lunch break, you will encourage them to play games together and use the school equipment, you will be there to support them with taking turns, sharing and problem solving.

The job requirements

You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to build good relationships with both adults and children. Strong time management, organisational skills and the ability to work well as part of a team are all essential to this role.

You will have a genuine care towards all our children, encouraging them to achieve their best. You will have good behaviour management skills, implementing clear boundaries and routines, you will use behaviour management in all areas around school.

While experience of working with children and a qualification are not essential it would be useful if you have some knowledge and understanding of safeguarding, confidentiality and special education needs although full training and support will be provided to the successful candidates.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a growing Academy Trust which offers excellent, long term career development as well as other fantastic benefits such as sick pay, a good pension scheme and a genuine care for staff member’s physical and mental health. You also receive access to a free and confidential health and wellbeing service which offers you support across many areas such as counselling, appointments with a health professional and many more.

Working with us

We offer generous terms and conditions of employment. All our staff have access to a comprehensive Wellbeing Programme to help you and your family stay healthy. This includes access to free private GP and nurse appointments, exercise advice and classes, plus a variety of specialist clinics as well as counselling services. We also offer significant discounts on many high street shops, online retailers and travel agents, not to mention free car parking at all our schools, an enviable pension scheme, sick pay and family friendly policies.

All new starters with the Trust receive a thorough induction programme, followed by a programme of training which is essential to the role. But it doesn’t stop there, all staff receive development on an ongoing basis and we encourage the learning of new skills should you wish to develop your career with the Trust further.

The Trust is striving to be an inclusive and diverse organisation, where everyone feels able to be themselves and experiences a strong sense of belonging. The Trust wholeheartedly supports the principle of equality and diversity in employment and opposes all forms of unfair or unlawful discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sex. We encourage and support the recruitment, retention and career development of people from as wide a range as possible of ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds and seek to develop a community of staff that accurately represents society as a whole. All applications for employment with the Trust will be considered against the criteria outlined in the person specification for the position advertised.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to, amongst other things, an enhanced DBS check. This also means that all applicants need to complete the online form in full as we are not able to accept CVs. Please see the Trust’s Recruitment Policy for further information.

Closing date: Saturday 31st August 2024 at 12.00noon

Interview date: To be confirmed

For enquiries please contact, Helen Smith, School Business Partner, h.smith@ebor.academy

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy

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

School location

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