17 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 7.74 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

SC1 , scp 2

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you passionate about providing children with a safe and structured mealtime where they can eat and play with their friends. If this sounds like you then St Rumons Infant School, based in Tavistock are looking for a Mealtime Assistant to join their team. We are looking for a caring individual who can lead play, interact with the children and undertake the responsibility of supervising and ensuring the safety of the children at all times.

The main duties of the role are:

  • Set up the dining hall
  • To set up and lead play activities in the playground;
  • Supervision of all pupils during their meal time and organising the dinner queue
  • To co-ordinate play for pupils;
  • To assist with the well-being of pupils during lunchtime;
  • To support the supervision of children during lunch and play, using your initiative to ensure caring quality provision is continuously made.

Experience of working with children is not essential, just the passion to help improve the life chances of children within a school environment whilst being prepared to work inside and outside in all weathers.

What the school offers its staff

We will offer you: -

  • Happy, enthusiastic and polite children
  • A welcoming, supportive and inclusive Christian school ethos
  • A hard-working, positive team who are dedicated to improving the lives of children

Acommitment to high quality continued professional development

Further details about the role

Please visit the below link for information on how to apply:


If you have any issues applying for this role, please contact HR via hr@stcmat.org

Applications need to be completed by 9am on 1st July 2024. Interviews will be held on 8th July 2024.

Please note it is our process to apply for references for shortlisted applicants and to complete online searches in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, for all shortlisted applicants. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS Disclosure is required for this post.

Please visit the below website for our Trust policies and our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy:


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.

Applying for the job

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About St Rumon's Church of England (VC) Infants School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 5 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
82 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 7
Email address

Arranging a visit to St Rumon's Church of England (VC) Infants School

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