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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    19 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Special Education Needs (SEN)

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£13,154.00 Annually (Actual) Grade / Salary: NJC Level 1D (SEN) Point 2-4 / £13,154 actual based on working 25 hours per week plus 5 INSET days (paid salary depends on hours per week actually worked)

School Health and Care Assistant job summary

Do you want a job that fits around your family, gives you school holidays off and allows you to be available at school drop off and pick up times?

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children?

Our dynamic special needs school is looking for Care Assistants to support and nurture our incredible pupils across our whole school and College.

This is a role supporting our class-based staff in the care of our young people, including completing medical and personal care tasks.

In our 2023 staff survey, 100% of staff said that they enjoy working at Ivel Valley. So, if you are looking for a new, rewarding job, come and join us!

Qualities we seek:

Compassionate, caring and patient nature

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Empathy and understanding towards diverse needs

Eagerness to learn and grow in an inclusive educational setting

Dedication to fostering a positive and nurturing learning environment

Ivel Valley is a special needs school and college in Biggleswade, providing education for pupils aged 3-19 with a range of special educational needs and disabilities.

Our school site on Hitchmead Road supports pupils from Early Years to Key Stage 4 with the majority of students continuing on to post-16 education at our College site at The Baulk, Biggleswade.

The posts are permanent working term time only with a start time of between 8.30 – 9.30am and finish time of between 2.45 – 3.45pm. Part-time requests will also be considered for a reduced number of days. You will be provided with a full induction programme to give you the training you need to succeed. You are not required to have any school-based experience, just a great attitude! Experience in the social care sector would be an advantage (but isn’t essential).

In addition to working with our fabulous team of professionals and amazing pupils we also offer the following:

FREE Uniform

Specialist Training

On-site parking

Access to FREE Employee Assistance Programme offering Mental Health & Wellbeing Support

Cycle to Work Scheme, Techscheme, Shopping Scheme

FREE Tea & Coffee

Please visit our website for more information about our school and college. Full details of the role are included in the attached person specification and job description. If you would like to come and see our school in action, please get in touch.

If you would like to find out more about the role, please contact our HR Manager - HR@ivelvalley.beds.sch.uk

Ivel Valley School & College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosure, medical clearance, proof of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory references. Following the acceptance of your interview, an online check will be carried out as detailed in the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines.

Ivel Valley School and College is a disability confident committed employer and we are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible, communicating and promoting vacancies offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job and anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required

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 Ivel Valley School & College

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

School location

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