Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Birmingham City Council
Yardley Wood Community Primary School, School Road, Billesley, Birmingham, B14 4ER
£21,269 - £27,514 pro rata. Subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

Job Details

Hours per week: 35:00

Work Pattern: Term time only

Contract Type: Permanent

Yardley Wood Community Primary School

School Road



B14 4ER

Job Start Date: January 2024

Job Information: To meet the needs of our pupils, the opportunity has arisen for two L3 Teaching Assistants to join our team at Yardley Wood Community Primary School. Our school sits at the heart of Yardley Wood and we are proud to serve this community. It is a good place to work and learn! We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated Teaching Assistants who will contribute to the further development of our pupils. They will be part of a supportive team, whose aim is to help children reach their full potential. If you are looking to work in a friendly and close knit community school, then this could be the opportunity for you. We are looking to recruit TA’s with any of the following areas of experience :

• Y6 (TA support between two Y6 classes)


• Y1 (Class based support, plus a Read Write Inc group for an hour each day)


• EYFS (with a experience of supporting children with SEND needs)


To be considered for the posts, you must hold an NVQ Level 3 qualification (or equivalent) and must have experience of working with young people, ideally in one or more of the 3 primary school key stages. Please make it clear on your application which age groups you are most effective with. Our TAs are all contracted for 35 hours per week, 8.30am – 4.00pm every day. The roles will start as soon as the successful candidates are able, and once all pre-employment checks have been completed. We are aiming for a January start.

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.

Closing Date: 01 December 2023 at midday.

Interviews will take place during the following week.

How to apply: Please contact our School Office for an application pack by emailing: enquiry@ydlywood.bham.sch.uk Email Address: enquiry@ydlywood.bham.sch.uk Telephone Number: 01216752456

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

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