Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Birmingham City Council
St Martin de Porres Catholic Primary School Oakland Road Moseley and Kings Heath Birmingham B13 9DN
£23,194 to £29,439 pro rata. Subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review.
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Level 3 Teaching Assistant

£23,194 to £29,439 pro rata. Subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review.

Hours per week:  32.30, term time only

Contract Type:  Permanent

St Martin de Porres Catholic Primary School

Oakland Road

Moseley and Kings Heath


B13 9DN

Telephone number:  0121 464 5500

Email address:  k.mcdonnell@st-martindeporres.bham.sch.uk

Start date: 8 January 2024

The Governors of St Martin de Porres Catholic Primary School are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced Teaching Assistant to join our wonderful school community.

We are seeking a practitioner who:

  • enjoys working as part of a team with the ability to support teaching and learning in Key stage 2 particularly, with groups of children with all abilities in a whole class setting Shows initiative, and is proactive in developing the learning of children at St. Martin de Porres is committed to contribute fully on our journey of school improvement, going above and beyond to benefit our children has excellent interpersonal and organisational skills to enable them to work well as a member of a hard working family

In return we are offering:

  • fantastic children who are well behaved, motivated to learn and who enjoy school friendly and supportive families and staff a caring family environment with a commitment to safeguarding all children an opportunity to use your skills and develop professionally a welcoming and supportive Governing Body

The successful applicant will have demonstrated the potential to be an excellent classroom practitioner. They must be sympathetic to the Catholic ethos of the school and will be required to sign the Catholic Education Service contract. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Further information about our wonderful school is available on our website

Visits to the school are highly recommended, and warmly welcomed. Please arrange by contacting

the school office.

Closing Date: 1 December 2023, 4.00pm

Interview date: Tuesday 5 December 2023

Application Packs are available from the school office 0121 464 5500 or from our website.

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; Prohibition check (where applicable) Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. An online search will also be carried out on all shortlisted candidates. 

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. 

This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment.  


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 bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk 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: www.livingwage.org.uk.

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