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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    3 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    12 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

£12.95 per hour (Scale 1b)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Midday Assistants

£12.95 per hour (Scale 1b)

10 hours per week (2 hours per day) Term Time only

Application deadline: 12 noon Tuesday 3rd October 2023

Interviews: W/C 9th October 2023 and W/C 16th October 2023

The School requires Midday Assistants to work across the different phases. The successful candidates will support pupils at meal times who have varying levels of understanding, mobility and self-help skills, and may also have adapted diets.

Previous experience of working with children, vulnerable adults or in the caring profession is essential. It is also preferable that the successful candidate has had experience of working with children who have special educational needs.

The successful candidate must have previous experience of dealing with very difficult and sometimes challenging behaviours, along with being able to demonstrate a clear commitment to working with children who have severe learning disabilities.

The post will also require staff to carry out intimate hygiene tasks, such as the supervision of toileting or changing of children and young people who are not continent. Therefore, the successful candidate must be willing to carry out personal care with support and training

What the school offers its staff

We are committed to ensuring a consistent, high quality provision for our pupils and will be looking for candidates who can offer excellent levels of attendance. Applicants will also be expected to commit to annual training and refreshers.

Please ensure that when you complete your application form, that you ensure you specifically write about how your skills and experience meet the essential criteria stipulated in this advert and as detailed in the person specification for the role.

Applications not completed in full will not be considered for shortlisting so please ensure you complete all relevant sections.

All applications should be made on the Trinity School application form available from the school website on https://www.trinityschooldagenham.org.uk/Vacancies-1/ CVs will not be accepted and should not be submitted.

Completed applications must be sent to hr@trinity.bardaglea.org.uk

Further details about the role

Trinity School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All shortlisted candidates will undergo online searches and their referees contacted prior to the interview. A criminal record check via the DBS will be undertaken for the successful candidate.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a comprehensive screening process, including a disclosure check will be undertaken on all applicants.

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.

This job post has expired.

About Trinity School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
302 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

Trinity is a very large special school in Barking and Dagenham and we serve the special educational needs of over 290 disabled children and young people. We are an all-through School for pupils aged 3 to 19.

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