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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Birmingham City Council
Garretts Green Nursery School and Enhanced Provision 117 Garretts Green Lane Birmingham B26 2JL
£30,151 to £37,261 pro rata. Subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review.
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

Job Details

Hours per week: 35 per week, term time only

Contract type: Fixed term from 8 January 2024 until 31 August 2025

Garretts Green Nursery School and Enhanced Provision

117 Garretts Green Lane


B26 2JL

Telephone number: 0121 675 2284

Email address:

Required 8 January 2024

Early Years DLP Outreach Team in Yardley

(Based at Garretts Green Nursery School and Enhanced Provision)

The Early Years Developing Local Provision project is starting its second phase in January 2024 and in Yardley District we are looking to expand our successful outreach team which supports Early Years Practitioners in their own setting.

You will help to develop the inclusive practice and quality first teaching in a variety of settings, including PVI nurseries, child minders, stay and plays and school-based nursery classes by:

• supporting practitioners to identify strengths and areas for development

• providing advice and guidance to enable improvements within their practice

• sign posting to existing services and partnerships within the districts to meet identified needs

• focusing on early intervention for children in all settings and successful transitions into their next provision

You will need to be able to work as part of a team as well as use your own initiative, have a positive attitude, be reliable, enthusiastic and have high expectations of how early education can benefit young children.

Applicants will be required to hold a relevant level 3 qualification or above in Childcare and level 2 qualifications in Maths and English. You will also be required to have your own car and full driving licence as the role involves travelling around the districts. (Travel expenses will be paid.)

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.

Closing date: 23 November 2023, midday

Please download an applicant pack or alternatively, email: quoting ref: ES2430

Completed applications should be returned via email to:

We will be closed for half term if you have any enquiries please email:, we will be open from Monday 6th Nov 23.

Interviews to take place: Tuesday 5 December

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

BCC is a Living Wage employer 

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.



Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at:

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Company info
0121 675 7070
Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
B2 2XU
United Kingdom

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