This job expired on 1 October 2021

  • Application deadline

    1 October 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    20 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Part time
15.5hrs a week
Contract type
£18,562 rising to £20,493 FTE

Job summary

Teaching Assistant- Level 2
Part time- 15.5hrs hour per week – Term time only
Salary: Grade 2 Full Time (£18,562 rising to £20,493)

Calling all inspirational, passionate and enthusiastic Teaching Assistants!
We are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant who:
• Have experience of working with children at secondary age
• Have a good understanding of numeracy and literacy
• Good communication skills
• Ability to work in a way to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
• Have good organisational skills
You will be enthusiastic, have excellent interpersonal skills, enjoy working as part of a team and want the very best for our students.

Closing date for applications: Friday 1st October 2021
Interviews to be held: Friday 8th October 2021

Please note that appointment is subject to enhanced DBS, medical and reference checks. Hillcrest School is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students’

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

How to apply
If you would like to apply for this position you will need to complete an application form. Our application form is available online from our website If you have any queries, please contact the school on 0121 464 3172.

Completing your application form
• Please read all the information provided before completing your application form.
• Please complete your form electronically (this is our preference) or, if handwritten, please use black ink: it is going to be photocopied and so needs to be legible.
• Birmingham City Council application forms and CV’s are not accepted: we need information about all applicants to be presented in a consistent format so please use the application form on the school website.
• Please complete all sections: do not leave any blanks; put N/A if not applicable and give as much information as you can.
• Please continue on a separate sheet if you require more space to complete any section.
• Please include a cover letter addressed to the Headteacher outlining why you think you are suitable for the role (should not exceed 2 sides of A4)

Guidance for the completion of the section ‘other relevant information in support of your application’
This is an important section of the application form as it gives you the opportunity to tell us specifically why you think you should be considered for the job, showing how well your skills, abilities and experience meet our requirements on the person specification. You should give clear examples rather than simply stating that you possess certain skills and abilities.

All offers of employment are subject to the receipt of a minimum of two satisfactory references. One of your references must be from your current or most recent employer. If your current/most recent employment does/did not involve working with children, then the second referee should be from the employer with whom you most recently worked with children. Neither referee should be a relative/friend.

Shortlisted applicants for posts are advised that references will be taken up prior to interview. Please note, unless you ask us not to we will assume it is acceptable to contact your references at any time.

Submission of applications
Completed application forms should be returned with a cover letter addressed to the Headteacher by the closing date.
Electronic application forms should be sent to:
Postal application forms should be sent: F.A.O Headteacher, Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre, Stonehouse Lane, Bartley Green, B32 3AE.

Hillcrest School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates.

This job post has expired.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
588 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
0154 464 3172

About Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre

Hillcrest School is an all-girls 11 to 16 school with a mixed sixth form located on a green field site in Edgbaston constituency on the south west edge of Birmingham. Our students come from a range of backgrounds from across Birmingham and surrounding areas.

The school was rated ‘Good’ with outstanding behaviour and safety by Ofsted in September 2013 and following a one-day short inspection in July 2017 retained our ‘Good’ rating. We are focused on continuing our drive for excellent attainment and progress outcomes, with an aspiration to be rated ‘Outstanding’ at our next inspection.

At Hillcrest, we provide each student with the opportunity to achieve their full potential in both academic and social terms. We combine the best of traditional values with the very latest in teaching methods and technologies and extracurricular experiences to inspire our students to succeed in everything they do.

We have very high expectations of our students. Great emphasis is placed on self-discipline and self-respect, hard work and achievement and high standards of behaviour. We have a highly qualified team of teaching and support staff who are committed to delivering quality administration and support services to our school.

If you want to provide outstanding support for our staff and students within a forward thinking, hard- working school community, we would like to hear from you.

Thank you for your interest in our School and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you well in your application.

School location

Stonehouse Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B32 3AE

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