Job vacancies

Apprentice Early Years Nursery Assistant

The successful applicant will be working as an Apprentice Early Years Nursery Assistant, whilst carrying out the Level 2 Certificate for Children and Young People’s Workforce.
There will be a requirement to attend training 1 day a week.

You will be learning a variety of things including:
Communicating with children and parents
Learning through play and keeping children safe

Duties will include:
Setting up and carrying out activities with children
Preparing snacks
Assisting with personal care
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills
The ability to support and encourage children within a nursery environment is essential. You must be able to listen and interact with children in a warm and sensitive manner. You must be able to work effectively within our small team. You must be able to uphold nursery policies in order to ensure the very highest of standards are being provided for our children.

Personal qualities
Caring nature, good organisational and communication skills. You must be flexible, and be able to model appropriate language. You must also be enthusiastic and show a willingness to learn.

Desired qualifications
Ideally have 5 GCSEs A-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including maths and English or suitable alternatives.

Things to consider
You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check performed by the Employer.

Closing Date: Tuesday 3 July @ 12noon

Interview Date: TBC

SEN SPECIALIST TEACHING ASSISTANT 3 Days Required for September 2018

Salary Grade 14.13-17 (£17,391-£18,672) FTE

We are looking for an SEN STA (Grade 14) to work within our SEN Team delivering specialist interventions in our friendly, nurturing, successful school. The successful candidate will need to have experience and enthusiasm for working with children with SEN and have experience delivering specialist intervention programmes.

Closing Date: 29/06/2018 @ 12Noon

Interviews: W/C 02/07/2018

Advert Job Description Person Specification

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

to have responsibility for the Learning Hub with specified KS2 Children Required For September 2018 – initially on a fixed term contract

Salary Grade 12 points 22 – 26 £21,074 - £23,866 FTE

Christ Church CofE First School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Higher Level Teaching Assistant (or equivalent) to join our friendly team. This will be in the KS2 Learning Hub for September 2018. We would consider a morning/afternoon contract job share for this post

For further information on the role, please contact the school SENCO

Closing Date: 29/06/2018 @ 12 Noon

Interviews: W/C 02/07/2018

Advert Job Description Person Specification

Before completing your Application Form

Christ Church C of E First School is committed to providing a safe environment for our pupils and staff.
To ensure all prospective applicants are aware of the requirements of this commitment, we request that
you read both our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and Safer School Recruitment Policy.

Please select and download the appropriate application form, complete and return to
by the specified deadline. Thank you.

In order to meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and our Equal Opportunities Policy to offer a guaranteed interview to people with disabilities who meet the basic job requirements, this form seeks information on whether you consider yourself to have a disability. Click here to find out more.

Working at Christ Church

Creating opportunities for all

At Christ Church we put people first. We know that our pupils and staff are the school’s greatest asset and we strive to provide opportunities for every child and adult to flourish and achieve their potential.

Our governors and senior leadership team believe that with the right support, guidance, provision and challenge, all staff – whatever their role or responsibility – are capable of achieving amazing outcomes for the children, families and wider community we serve.

Why work at Christ Church?

Christ Church is a warm, welcoming, friendly school with a track record of identifying and nurturing talent and developing careers.

Whether you are a cleaner, a member of our office staff, a playleader, a teaching assistant or a teacher, we want you to enjoy your work and to be as professional as you can be. Our children deserve the best – nothing less!

For this reason, our staff are expected to proactively develop their practice by making the most of continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities on offer, both provided within school and elsewhere. And then, after a course has been attended, we expect staff members to cascade new learning and skills to colleagues.

At Christ Church, staff are committed to working together to continually learn from and learn with colleagues, improving our practice each and every day, never losing sight of the positive outcomes we want for children.

Guidance for completion of the Application for Employment form

Our commitment to equality of opportunity

It is Christ Church’s policy to employ the best-qualified personnel and to provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees including promotion and training, and not to discriminate against any person because of their race, colour, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, religion or religious belief, disability or age. All new posts at Christ Church are subject to a probationary period.

Our commitment to safeguarding children

Christ Church is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

If your application is successful

If your application is successful, Christ Church will retain the information provided in this form (together with any attachments) on your personnel file.

If your application is unsuccessful

If your application is unsuccessful, all documentation relating to your application will normally be confidentially destroyed after six months. The personal information provided on this application form will be used for employment purposes and processed, held and accessed under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal information will be passed to a third party without your permission.

Completing your application form

  • Read through all of the information provided to you, particularly the advertisement, job description and person specification (where applicable).
  • Complete all of the sections of the application form as fully as possible. If any information requested is not applicable to you then please state this in the relevant section. Please ensure that you relate any relevant information to the job description in order to demonstrate how your experience, achievements and/or potential fits the post for which you have applied. Please remember the application form is an essential part of our selection process and the information you give will assist us in selecting a shortlist of candidates for interview. It is therefore important that you complete the application form in full. If you wish to complete by hand please use black ink.
  • Please do not enclose a Curriculum Vitae (CV). You are asked to complete the application form in full. If a CV is required this will be specifically requested. It is acceptable, however, to provide additional information in support of your application, but this should be relevant to the job you are applying for.
  • Return your form by the deadline for the attention of the School Business Manager. Please email to or mail/hand-deliver to:

    Christ Church C of E First School
    Feltham Lane
    BA11 5AJ

People with disabilities

In order to meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and our own school Equal Opportunities Policy to offer a guaranteed interview to people with disabilities who meet the basic job requirements, this form seeks information on whether you consider yourself to have a disability.

As the Equality Act contains definitions of what is meant by “disability" or a “disabled person" and “substantial adverse effect", the following notes should help you to complete the answer relating to disability:

Defining a disabled person – a person has a disability if she/he has a physical and/or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on her/his ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

Impairment – this covers physical and mental impairment including learning disabilities and hearing and sight impairments.

Substantial adverse effect – this is something that is more than a minor or trivial effect, and is beyond the normal differences in ability which may exist among people.

Long-term effect – this is one which has lasted or is likely to last for at least 12 months, or which is likely to last for the rest of a person’s life. The loss of mobility due to a broken leg, which a person is likely to recover from in less than 12 months, or a long-term illness from which a person is likely to recover from within 12 months are not included.

Normal day-to-day activities – these are activities carried out by people on a regular or daily basis. It does not include activities which are normal only for a particular person, or a small group of people.
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