SEND Teaching Assistant (Level B)

Posted on 17 November 2023
  • Salary £23194 - £23620 pro rata
  • Contract Term Time - Fixed Term
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed


Balfour Primary School, Brighton

Job Summary

  • Job reference
  • Positions available
  • Working hours
    30 per week
  • Closing date

    This vacancy has closed

  • Job category
    Support Staff - Education
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Directorate
    BHCC: External

Job introduction

Paid weeks per year: 46.94 (inclusive of holiday entitlement)

Fixed term: Until 31st August 2024

Start date: As soon as possible

Balfour Primary School requires an enthusiastic, committed SEND Teaching Assistant to work with in both Year 2 and Reception.  The Teaching Assistants are a busy and productive team within the School who support our enthusiastic students as well as our vibrant teams of teaching staff. In addition, the successful post holder will support our children at lunchtime. Please see the job description for further information about the roles.

Balfour Primary School is a thriving and vibrant school at the heart of the Surrenden Campus serving the Preston Park, Fiveways and Hollingbury communities.  Our school is a large primary school with nearly 800 pupils on roll.    We are very proud of:

  • the engagement and motivation of our pupils
  • our inquiry based and thought-provoking curriculum
  • our friendly staff and governor teams
  • the sense of community that exists with our families

About the role

Hours: The post holder will be expected to work Monday - Friday term time only. 8:45am - 3:30pm. This includes a 15-minute break and a 30-minute lunch. [30 hrs/wk]

Salary: The starting salary is NJC Scale 4a. (£23,194 - £23,620) pro rata.

Starting: ASAP

Term:  This is maternity cover, initially a fixed term position until 31st August 2024

To apply:  Please visit our website for further information and to download an application form.  Please email your completed application form to  (CVs will not be accepted.) 

Please ensure that you write your application using the headings of the Person Specification.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 27th November 

Interview date: Week commencing 27th November 

If you do not hear from us please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview. 

Balfour Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.  We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

Telephone: 01273 2950772


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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