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Level 2 Teaching Assistant

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Hall Green Infant School Petersfield Road Birmingham B28 0AR
Salary
£22,737 to £24,702 pro rata Subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
Reference
JOB001937

Job Details

Start date: 2 September 2024

Hours per week: 32.5, Term time only

Hall Green Infant School
Petersfield Road
Birmingham
B28 0AR
Telephone number: 0121 464 3082

Contact email: e.derham@hallgreen-inf.bham.sch.uk

Contract type: Fixed term for 1 year  

We are looking for an experienced teaching assistant, who is committed, hardworking and enthusiastic, and flexible in their ability to support learning. You will be supporting classes across the school and also carrying out small group or individual intervention work.
We can offer you a happy and welcoming school, friendly staff, a supportive leadership team and the opportunity to undergo professional development.

It is essential that you can demonstrate experience of:

  • supporting children to achieve their best across the curriculum
  • experience of working with infant aged children
  • engagement with young people to motivate them to learn
  • working with children with SEND
  • working on 1:1 or small group SEND interventions
  • planning as part of a teaching team

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.

We are looking for someone who:

  • has NVQ TA level 2/3 qualification or a relevant degree
  • is committed to KS1/early years development
  • is passionate about supporting children

We are able to offer:

  • the opportunity to join our “good” school
  • enthusiastic, motivated children and supportive parents
  • a friendly, innovative and supportive staff team who enjoy working together
  • a caring work environment where your skills will be valued and developed

Informal visits will take place on Wednesday 3 July 2024 at 4:00pm and Monday 8 July at 4:00pm. Please contact the office on 0121 464 3082 or email e.derham@hallgreen-inf.bham.sch.uk, if you would like to come and have a look around the school.

How to apply

Please visit our website where you will find the Job Description/Person Specification and the Application Form. Once completed, please email it back to e.derham@hallgreen-inf.bham.sch.uk

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.
 

Company

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.   

For the awards and support for our employees, please follow https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/169/job_vacancies  

Company info
Website
Telephone
0121 675 7070
Location
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham
West Midlands
B2 2XU
GB

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