Lunchtime Support Assistant

Five Spires Academy
Lichfield, Staffordshire
NJC scale point 4, £17,842 (FTE), £9.25 per hour 6 hrs & 15 mins per week, term time only
04 Jun 2021
27 Jun 2021
Job Ref
Five Spires MDS 21/22
Maria Barnard
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Part Time

LUNCHTIME SUPPORT ASSISTANT - 1 hr 15 mins per day 

We are a wonderful one-form entry school located in historic Lichfield;  we want Five Spires to be a place where children make happy memories and where they aspire to be the best they can. As our school grows to full capacity next year, serving from Nursery to Year 6, we have an exciting opportunity for a reliable, enthusiastic Lunchtime Support Assistant to join our team.

We are looking to appoint a Lunchtime Support Assistant to support pupils daily during the lunch break.  The role will involve supervising students during the lunchtime period and setting up and clearing away following lunchtime.

We are seeking a calm, friendly individual who enjoys working with young children, has excellent communication skills and can work with minimum supervision as part of a pro-active team.

You will be responsible for supervising children across the school at lunchtime, in the dining hall, classrooms and on the playground.  You will also be involved in the organisation of structured play opportunities for the children to ensure they have a positive lunchtime experience.

Duties include: 

  • supporting with the delivery of the current COVID-19 control measures 
  • leading playground activities and encouraging pupils to join in
  • offering pastoral support
  • supporting pupils during their midday meals 
  • administering first aid where needed 
  • setting up and clearing away dinner halls
  • maintaining a clean environment

If you would like to be part of a growing school and you have good interpersonal skills are trustworthy, reliable, enthusiastic, with high expectations and a real empathy for young children we would like to hear from you.

Application packs are available from the school office or online.  If you require any further information, please contact the school office 01543 223680.


Closing Date: Sunday 27th June 2021
Interview Dates: tbc

Application Form: Please email your completed application form to Maria Barnard, School Business Manager at:, Five Spires Academy, Cherry Orchard, Lichfield, Staffs, WS14 9AN


Five Spires Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and clearances, including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.



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