16 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor
  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

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Working pattern

Full time, part time, flexible, term time: Term Time Only - 37 hours a week - Hours negotiable for the right candidate

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Maternity

Full-time equivalent salary

Full time Equivalent – £27,803 - £31,364

Actual salary

Pro-rated salary £23,877 - £26,947

Pay scale

NJC Salary Scale – Grade 5 – Scale Point 15 -22

What skills and experience we're looking for

Within this role the post holder will be expected to:

  • To support the welfare of individual students within Post-16.
  • To support the Director of Post-16 Studies and Deputy Director of Post-16 Studies in establishing high standards of achievement, behaviour and attendance and to create a positive Post-16 identity.
  • To support and challenge students to ensure that they are successful in their studies and achieve outcomes that enable them to progress on to future study, employment or apprenticeships.
  • Active promotion of school ethos and expectations across Post-16.
  • To embed the virtues of The Minster School in students, supporting them to engage with learning and wider school life.

The ideal candidate will -

  • be able to deal sensitively with vulnerable students and their families
  • have experience of working effectively with children and young people in a learning environment
  • have the ability to remain patient and calm in challenging situations
  • have a strong commitment to safeguarding our students

What the school offers its staff


A Church of England Academy

Member of the Minster Trust for Education

NOR 1650, inc. 400 in the Sixth Form, Age Range 7-18

Post 16 Support Assistant - Maternity Cover

NJC Salary Scale – Grade 5 – Scale Point 15 -22

Term Time Only - 37 hours a week - Hours negotiable for the right candidate

Pro-rated salary £23,877 - £26,947

(Full time Equivalent – £27,803 - £31,364)

To commence September 2024

The Minster School is a highly regarded, oversubscribed school, serving the local community of Southwell and surrounding villages. As a Church of England Academy, we have a strong ethos which is based around our values of Wisdom, Optimism, Resilience, Kindness and Service through which we live and breathe our motto of Succeeding Together. The school currently has 1650 students on roll including 350 students in the sixth form and 40 students in the junior department. We are regularly amongst the top schools in Nottinghamshire for achievement and attainment.

Alongside serving our own students, we are the home of East Midlands East Maths Hub, a strategic partner of the Redhill Teaching Hub and a member of the Minster Learning Alliance. The Minster School is a member of the Minster Trust for Education (MITRE), a multi academy trust.

The Minster School is seeking to appoint a Post 16 Student Support Assistant, to join our highly skilled teamwho help to establish high standards of achievement, behaviour and attendance among students, along with supporting the welfare of individual students. The role forms a central part of the work of Post 16 studies and will work closely with teaching staff and other support staff to support, develop and further extend the work of the department and the experiences of our students.

Further details about the role

Candidates should apply through the TES website and follow the guidance notes as provided. CV’s will not be accepted.

For further information about how to apply for this role, please read our ‘Guidance notes for applicants’ document which will be posted on the TES website under the job listing.

For more information about the role, please contact our HR Assistant Lizz Caunt –l.caunt@minsterschool.org.uk

Closing date: 14th June 2024 - 12.00pm

Interviews: w/c 17th June 2024

The Minster Trust for Education is committed to safeguarding children and the promotion of equal opportunities for staff and students. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and complete a KCSIE Declaration.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy sooner if we receive suitable applications for the role.

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 The Minster School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 7 to 18
Education phase
View all Middlejobs
School size
1636 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 18

The Minster School is a founding member of the Minster Trust for Education, a multi-academy trust supporting the very best education in all its facets for children in Nottinghamshire

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