Teaching Assistant/INA (Level B)

Posted on 17 November 2023
  • Salary £23194 - £23620 pro rata
  • Contract Term Time - Fixed Term
  • Closing Date Apply by 4 December 2023


Downs Junior School, Brighton

Job Summary

  • Job reference
  • Positions available
  • Working hours
    Full Time (8.30am-3.15pm, Mon-Fri)
  • Closing date
    4 December 2023
  • Job category
    Support Staff - Education
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Directorate
    BHCC: External

Job introduction

Paid weeks per year: 47.36 (inclusive of holiday entitlement)

Fixed Term: The post is initially temporary, with a view to being made permanent

Start date: 2nd January 2024

Downs Junior School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated TA/INA, to work with children with complex needs. The post is 8.30am-3.15pm, Mon-Fri, term time only, Grade B. The post also includes a lunchtime duty.                                    

Downs Junior is a large 4 form entry school, with 512 pupils, situated in the popular Fiveways area of Brighton. We are a happy and successful school committed to delivering a creative and inspirational curriculum whilst, at the same time, raising standards of achievement.

About the role

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with pupils following early years curriculum
  • Experience of, and ability to work with, children 1-1, and children with complex needs
  • Basic understanding of child development and learning
  • Commitment to Inclusion
  • Good IT skills
  • Firm, kind and flexible approach
  • Ability to work under the general guidance of the SENCO & Class Teacher.

Desirable Skills:

  • Good sense of humour
  • Firm understanding approach to supporting vulnerable pupils & those with attachment difficulties
  • As we are an Autistic aware school, we would welcome applicants who have experience in this field.

We also welcome applicants who are interested in developing a teaching career at a later date.

Downs Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

For further information or to request an application pack, please contact:

Jacqui Rice, School Business Manager, Downs Junior School, Rugby Road, Brighton, BN1 6ED, Tel: 01273 558422 Email: jacquirice@downsjun.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Closing date: Monday 4th December

Interview date: Thursday 7th December 

How to apply: Completed application forms accepted by email/post direct to the school office at the above address.


Additional information

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Brighton & Hove Schools do not accept CV or resume.


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