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  • Start date details

    Immediate Start

  • Closing date

    28 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£17,345.00 - £17,661.00 Annually (Actual)

Welfare Assistant job summary

As a Welfare Assistant, your primary responsibility is to assess and administer first aid and care to pupils who are in need, in accordance with school policies and to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the medical room during the school day.You will also support the admin team as necessary to enable the school to operate effectively and efficiently.

This is a highly rewarding but demanding role, with no two days being the same, so a calm manner and good sense of humour is important.

The successful applicant will be reliable, energetic and enthusiastic and enjoy working in a busy school.

You will be organised, able to plan ahead, be adept at managing demanding deadlines under pressure and have strong word processing and attention to detail skills.

Ideally the successful candidate will:

  •          Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and school-based systems such as SIMs, Tucasi
  •          Be a warm, positive and confident person
  •          Be flexible and be able to meets challenges with enthusiasm and confidence
  •          Have the ability to communicate with children and members of staff clearly and accurately
  •          Have the ability to work as part of a team
  •          Have common sense and initiative
  •          Play a full part in the life of the school community, supporting the ethos of the school, and encouraging staff, parents and pupils to do likewise.
  •          Have experience of working in an educational setting

The post is for 35 hours per week, term-time plus 5 days for INSET.

A working day would be as below:

Monday to Friday:           8.30am – 4.00pm (30-minute unpaid break)

Additional hours may be required on occasion.

Please refer to the attached application pack for further information and use the Job Description / Person Specification to aid you in your supporting statement. Relevant qualifications and training are an advantage but not essential.

Visits to the school are very welcome and highly encouraged; Please call our School Business Manager, Miss Ansell, on 01582 490905 or email finance@themeads.primaryluton.co.uk to arrange a visit. In the meantime, please visit our website –  www.meads.luton.sch.uk – to find out more about us.

You will be notified, via My New Term, as soon as possible after, if you have been shortlisted for the post.

Please note that if you are shortlisted for this role, or an alternative role, an online name search will be undertaken, as per Keeping Children Safe in Education.  The purpose of thesearch is to help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the school or college might want to explore with you at interview.  Further information on how online searches will be undertaken can be found in our schools Recruitment and Selection Policy.

Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse, and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.

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About The Meads Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
536 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Part of the Luton First Teaching Alliance, The Meads Primary School is a friendly, Values-based School, situated in the Limbury Mead area of the vibrant and diverse town of Luton, with a strong, nurturing ethos. Rated ‘good’ in all areas by OFSTED in 2018, we have been awarded several accolades over the years, including Quality Lead Status for our work in raising the achievement and aspiration of all pupils by Achievement for All, and the prestigious Values Education Mark, recognising the excellent work of the school in promoting and engendering positive values in our children and across our curriculum. Most recently we achieved a Gold rating from Modeshift stars for our work in promoting sustainable travel to and from school and have been accredited with the Primary Science Quality Mark for our work in developing science across the school.
We encourage children and staff to develop a ‘growth mindset’ when it comes to their potential to ‘build their brains’ and be the best they can be.

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