Skip to main content

Level 2 Teaching Assistant

Birmingham City Council
Cherry Oak School 60, Frederick Road Selly Oak Birmingham B29 6PB
£22,737 to £24,702 pro rata Subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

View more

Job Details

Start date: 2 September 2024

Cherry Oak School
60, Frederick Road
Selly Oak
B29 6PB
Telephone number: 0121 464 2037

Contact email:

Contract type: Permanent  

Cherry Oak School is a Primary Special School for pupils with cognition and communication difficulties with a number of pupils who have a diagnosis of Autism.

Federated with Victoria School and Victoria College, Cherry Oak School provides pupils with a bespoke curriculum for all pupils with two learning pathways; Explorers pathway and Connectors pathway. Rudimentary, the differences in pathway approaches relates to a more formal style of learning for Connectors and a more sensory style of learning for Explorers.

We are seeking to appoint a Level 2 Teaching Assistant. The role will involve supporting the class teachers with the preparation of resources for lessons, supporting pupils during lessons and supporting the care needs and well-being of pupils throughout the school day.

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate:

  • a desire to work with pupils on the autistic spectrum
  • a willingness to learn more about Autism and other diagnosed Special Educational Needs
  • the ability to follow and implement key pieces of information relating to pupils, such as Positive Behaviour Management Plans, Sensory Differences Profiles, Individual Pupil Risk Assessments, Pupil Profiles and Transition Guidance
  • be flexible to the needs of the school with an “I can do attitude”
  • their ability to work using own initiative, and work effectively as part of a team
  • how they communicate clearly and effectively with pupils and colleagues
  • the desire to take ownership of tasks
  • the passion and commitment to supporting children and young people with Special Needs
  • be committed to safeguarding our pupils

We can offer you:

  • opportunities to progress in your professional and career development. This includes supporting development to other roles within school
  • specialist coaching and training you will need to fulfill the role
  • access to support services such as mental health and wellbeing
  • being part of a supportive team of individuals

We can't train you to be kind, to have initiative, to be friendly, to be resilient, and to be patient, and those are essential qualities for this work.

If you have been short listed you will be contacted directly via the details you provide on your application form to invite you to interview.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. 

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016). Therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.  

How to apply

 Please complete an application pack which can be found on the school website or please email for further details

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:   

For the awards and support for our employees, please follow  

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

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert

Similar jobs