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Level 2 Teaching Assistant

Birmingham City Council
Mapledene Primary School, Mapledene Road, Birmingham, B26 3XE
£22,737 to £24,702 pro rata, subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

Job Details

Job start date: 2 September 2024  

Hours per week: 32.5 term time only  

Mapledene Primary School
Mapledene Road
B26 3XE
Telephone number: 0121 464 2881

Contact email:

Contract type: Fixed term for 1 year

Why come to Mapledene?

At Mapledene, we are resolutely proud of our school and the community it serves. We have no need to hesitate when we proclaim that each and every one of our staff are here because they want the best for each and every child, both academically and personally. We firmly believe in fostering a learning culture built upon our school values of cooperation, resilience and respect and place the utmost value on building strong relationships with our parents, our community and beyond. We work closely with external agencies so that we can provide our children and their families with the support they need and we continuously strive to improve our provision for all children, regardless of ability or special need. We encourage pupils to be cooperative and to develop a deepening respect for each other’s cultures, faiths, opinions and values. They learn to work together and provide each other with support, understanding and appreciating that everyone is unique. They are taught that everyone, no matter what their difference or need is, has something valuable to contribute.

We summarise our ethos in our school motto: BELONG, BELIEVE, BE YOU: ACHIEVE

The role involves:

• working with the Year 5 Class Teacher to support the children in their academic, social and emotional development

• supporting the teacher with whole class, small group and one-to-one teaching

• being a calm, caring and patient person who is dedicated to helping young children learn, grow and flourish

• implementing the school policies both in class and across the school where as appropriate

The successful candidate will:

• be an experienced Teaching Assistant who has excellent communication skills and is able to work closely and effectively with children, their parents and carers

• be passionate about teaching and learning and believe in developing the true potential of all children

• be able to multi-task, help plan and deliver stimulating and interesting activities and be confident in playing with children and reading stories aloud

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:

For further details and an application form please email:

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.  

BCC is a Living Wage employer.  

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.

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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0121 675 7070
Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
B2 2XU

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