Learning Support Assistant

Plume, Maldon's Community Academy, Maldon
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Job Ref No. ECC5402-540 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: actual salary offered will be £14,218
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Upon application  

Job Description

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We are seeking to appoint afull time Learning Support Assistant with immediate effect on a permanent basis. The post offers an excellent opportunity to work in a strong SEND department in our highly successful academy which holds a good Ofsted status.

The core purpose of the role is to support the progress, learning, achievement, and wellbeing of SEND students in line with the National Curriculum, codes of practice and academy policies and procedures.

Personal Qualities

The successful applicant should have qualifications in Maths and English at minimum C grade [or grade 4] GCSE or equivalent Level 2 qualification. It is desirable that the applicant has further relevant qualifications e.g., TA qualification, qualification in childcare or A levels/Level 3 qualifications.

Applicants should be hardworking, enthusiastic and have a high level of commitment and ability to focus on fostering the teaching and learning and personal development of Year 7 to 13 students.

Responsibilities of the Post Holder

Responsibilities of the post holder will be in accordance with the Learning Support Assistant job description.

Remuneration and Working Time

The hours of work required for the role are 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.10pm, term time only.

Annual salary for a Learning Support Assistant will be in accordance with the Academy's Support Staff Pay Scale, which for appointment for a full-time post currently involves a salary of up to £20,969 salary (Band 2 Point 11-14 2023/24 pay awards), however, actual salary offered will be £14,218 per annum, pro rata equivalent of point 11 including an allowance for holiday pay.

We Offer:

  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Electric Vehicle Scheme
  • 24/7 Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • CPD opportunities and Internal Promotion
  • Up to 25% Gym Membership
  • Free staff car park

Application Process

If you are interested in the position and wish to discuss the post prior to application, please email Mrs Dorcas Ologunde, Director of Human Resources, at d.ologunde@plume.essex.sch.uk, to arrange a telephone conversation. We are very proud of our academy and what we can offer new members of our team. The Director of Human Resources will be pleased to discuss the post and provide further information about the academy.

To apply please complete the Plume Academy application form (please see link via our website). This must be completed and submitted to HR@plume.essex.sch.uk by the closing date stated (unaccompanied CVs or third-party application forms will not be accepted).

Closing Date: noon 15 April 20204, however, interviews may be held sooner upon receipt of application.

Interviews are likely to take place during that week.

Information about the School

Work at a place where you feel valued and recognised. An environment where imagination and creativity counts. Work with us.

Currently the third largest secondary school in Essex as a single academy trust and growing, we are focused on enhancing our future structure and have roles where we are seeking people who can bring fresh perspectives and new variety for the benefits of our students. At Plume Academy you will find the space to develop your talents, the freedom to contribute and the opportunity to grow as part of our welcoming and inclusive family. Employing over 250 staff, from teaching and learning to management and administration, you will find opportunities at every level, across both of our campuses.

Our people share a determination to push boundaries, think differently and achieve more. As an employee, you’ll play a crucial part in assisting with our continual development. In return, we will support, nurture and reward you with benefits from training and development to responsibility recognition.

Plume had a successful Ofsted inspection in November 2023 and was judged a ‘good’ Academy. Ofsted acknowledged the high quality of teaching and excellent relationships in the Academy.

Plume Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are therefore subject to satisfactory DBS and Immigration Checks, demonstration of ability, together with the receipt of references.

If you would like to telephone the HR Department prior to completing the application form, they would be pleased to discuss the role in further detail and arrange a visit to the academy.

We look forward to hearing from you!

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

HR Department
Fambridge Road, Maldon
Essex, CM9 6AB
Telephone: 01621 854681
Email: HR@plume.essex.sch.uk

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