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Lunchtime Supervisor - Secondary

Birmingham City Council
Washwood Heath Academy, Burney Lane, Birmingham, B8 2AS
£22,737 to £24,702 pro rata - actual salary £3,419.89 to £3,715.45
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

Job Details

Job start date: 2 September 2024  

Hours per week: 6.25 term time only  

Washwood Heath Academy
Burney Lane
B8 2AS
Telephone number: 0121 675 7272

Contact email:

Contract type: Permanent

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and reliable Lunchtime Supervisor to join our dedicated team here at Washwood Heath Academy, Secondary Phase.

Key Responsibilities Include:

• perform basic cleaning tasks to meet the health and safety standards of the academy

• work under the guidance of our teaching staff to support pupils as individuals or in groups in the outside/undercover seating eating areas, ensuring the area stays clean and tidy

• at the start of lunch, supervising the queuing areas for the external food hubs

• occasionally, providing relief supervision of pupils in the internal lunch halls when required

• after lunch, tidying the external seating/eating areas, including supporting with litter picking

• promote good behaviour and to be aware of the academy’s behaviour policy and systems and deal with the misbehaviour of any pupils keeping the Senior Leaders on duty informed

• monitor designated areas ensuring that any incidents or security breaches are reported appropriately to ensure safeguarding of pupils

• provide appropriate care and support to pupils ensuring their welfare and hygiene needs are met

• in the event of any injuries deal immediately with the situation referring to the Senior Leader and/or First Aider and following the academy’s policy and procedure

• helping to guide pupils back into the school buildings at the end of lunchtime

• treat all children as individuals and have a secure knowledge and understanding of their needs while they are within our care

• motivate and encourage the children to participate in activities

• understand the duties in relation to safeguarding children, reporting any concerns immediately to the DSL or Deputy DSL

If you're committed to upholding hygiene standards and creating a safe, clean, and welcoming lunchtime environment for our academy community, we encourage you to apply for the position of Lunchtime Supervisor.

In return, we will offer you:

• a collaborative and inclusive culture, where team members will upskill you and give you regular opportunities to learn from each other in a safe and collaborative environment

• an opportunity to undertake structured CPD via access to the National College online CPD platform and/or apprenticeships such as [the CIPD or Coaching via our Apprenticeship Levy-amend examples based on roles]

• access to Career Pathways and Pledge to help you plan for and make your goals a reality via our Professional Growth and Performance process

• a wellbeing culture, with paid and unpaid time off to support life events via our Life Leave Policy, access to a Wellbeing Champion and the opportunity to participate in our annual staff wellbeing survey with Edurio, so we know and can respond to views

• access to 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), which includes confidential counselling, access to wellbeing advice and a lifestyle app called “My Possible Self”

• access to a suite of supportive policies, such as Life Leave, Wellbeing, Career Break and Family Friendly

• access to a generous pension scheme known as the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

• access to a comprehensive employee rewards package including Long Service Awards, Employee Referral Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and contribution to glasses and eye-sight tests for eligible display screen users

• opportunity to be part of key Trust-wide collaborative groups such as the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI working group) and Wellbeing working groups, including menopause support and neurodiversity support

• generous annual leave entitlement based on length of service, starting at 30 days pro-rata, rising to 33 at 5 years’ plus service and 35 following 10 years’ plus service. This excludes an additional 2-week paid compulsory closure at Christmas, for which additional days’ leave are gained

• onsite parking at all schools

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 apply via MyNewTerm

N.B. CVs will not be accepted We value our people and are dedicated to making sure that everybody feels empowered to bring their authentic self to work.

We promise to treat all candidates fairly, consistently and with respect throughout the application, assessment, and selection process. We are also “happy to talk flexible working” subject to the operational requirements of the role. 

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.


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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.

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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).

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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.
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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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