Ashgate Specialist Support Primary School Senior Lunchtime Support Assistant

  • Salary: Grade 3 £18,933 to £19,698 per annum pro rata
  • Location: Manchester
  • Contract: Full Time Temp/Fixed Term
  • Applications Close: 25/01/2021 09:00
  • Start Date: As Soon As Possible

Job details

We are looking to appoint a competent Senior Lunchtime Support Assistant to ensure the safety and welfare of pupils during the midday break, this involves the effective supervision of Lunchtime Support Assistants.

You will be responsible for managing the supervision of children in the dining hall, playground/outdoor play areas and/or classroom, ensuring the safety and well being of all of our children at all times.

The ideal candidate will have evidence of the following qualities:

  • Tact and diplomacy in all interpersonal relationships
  • Personal commitment to excellence in service delivery
  • Desire to pursue own personal development and to undertake training as required
  • Self motivation and personal drive to complete tasks to required time scales and quality standards
  • Discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues
  • Full regard to the City Council Equal Opportunities Policy when carrying out all duties


Ashgate Specialist Support Primary School is an Outstanding (Ofsted April 2019) specialist school.

The curriculum and learning environment of each class are carefully created to provide appropriate and exciting learning opportunities for our children.

The staff at our school are caring, experienced and committed to meeting the individual needs of every child and to creating a happy, safe and secure environment.

Our wider curriculum helps children develop skills for learning and skills for life, we aim to support the children in developing their communication and core skills whilst enjoying a wide variety of extracurricular activities.

We believe in empowering our children to grow in confidence and be as independent as possible.

We cater for children with Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) and Autism (ASC)

Safeguarding information

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, younger learners and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. The above post will be subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

How to apply - information for applicants

Email your application to:

Please note CV's will not be accepted, the application form must be completed. Please read the Job Description and Person Specification very carefully and address all the points contained within.

Please do not post your application as there are still delays with Royal Mail. We are also discouraging visits to the school where possible. Thank you for respecting our safety.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

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Closing Date: 25 January 2021 09:00

Shortlisting: 03/02/2021

Please quote vacancy reference - MCC352/7749-46S