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Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Birmingham City Council
St Nicholas Catholic Primary School, Jockey Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5US
£25,119 to £31,364 pro rata
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

Job Details

Job start date: 2 September 2024  

Hours per week: 10, 5 mornings, 8:45am to 10:45am, term time only  

St Nicholas Catholic Primary School
Jockey Road
Sutton Coldfield
B73 5US
Telephone number: 0121 464 2920

Contact email:

Contract type: Fixed term - Academic year 2024/25

St John Paul II Multi Academy is a highly successful Catholic Multi Academy encompassing seven Primary and two Secondary Schools, all based in Sutton Coldfield, Walmley, Erdington and Aston. 

The ethos of St John Paul II Multi Academy is Catholic and was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families.

As a Catholic multi academy, we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils. As a Catholic multi academy, Catholic doctrine and practice permeate every aspect of every one of our school’s activities. It is essential that the Catholic character of the school’s education be fully supported by all staff within the multi academy. We therefore hope that all staff will give their full, unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the St John Paul II Multi Academy. This post can be undertaken by either a practising Catholic or someone who is non-Catholic.

St. Nicholas Catholic Primary School is a popular one form entry school. The Governors wish to appoint an enthusiastic, flexibly minded Level 3 qualified part time Teaching Assistant on a temporary contract initially to support teaching and learning for 2 hours each day in our Key Stage 1 & 2 Classes.

The successful applicants will:

  • be supportive of the Catholic ethos of our school
  • be required to provide academic, behavioural and social support for groups and individual children
  • have a good understanding of the National Curriculum
  • be enthusiastic and a good communicator
  • have high standards of oral, written and numeracy skills
  • be committed to raising pupils’ attainment, particularly in literacy and mathematics and have an understanding of intervention strategies applicable to Key Stage 1 and 2
  • experience of working within a Catholic school would be desirable but not essential
  • be committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children

We can offer you:

  • a positive caring ethos based upon the values of the Catholic faith
  • well motivated happy children who love to come to school and are excited about their learning
  • an exciting opportunity of collaborative working as part of a forward-thinking Multi Academy that provides opportunities to support and develop your continuing professional development
  • a committed and supportive environment where you will be encouraged to develop your professional career
  • the opportunity of being part of a hardworking, professional and fun team
  • strong parish links and supportive parents, Local Governing Board and Senior Leadership Team

We are a friendly staff and have an outstanding reputation. Informal visits to the school are most welcome. Please call the school office to make an appointment. by contacting Mrs K. Capaldi or Mrs C. Sotgiu in the school office on 0121 355 2649 or email:

For further information, please email:

St John Paul II Multi Academy is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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:

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please follow the online application process under the ‘vacancies’ section 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: 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.  

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

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

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.


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.

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