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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Island Learning Centre

Salary range: Hays scale 7A or 8E depending on experience. Salary range £22,626 to £27,507 (Actual £16,228 - £24,396)

Contact: Telephone 01983 823134 or email callcentre@iow.gov.uk if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

Vacancy Reference: HLTAILC21

Closing Date: 22/09/2021

ADVERT for Higher Level Teaching Assistants and Teaching Assistants

Required as soon as possible

The Island Learning Centre is a pupil referral unit that supports some of the most vulnerable young people on the island. Exciting opportunities now exist to join our highly inclusive school

Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA) and Teaching Assistants to support the academic and emotional development of students at the Island Learning Centre

30 to 37 hours per week, term time only plus development days pro rata to the hours worked.

Temporary until 31 August 2022

This role is to support students who are receiving their education at The Island Learning Centre and/or an offsite provision.

Grade 7 or 8 dependent on experience.

Salary range: Hays scale 7A or 8E depending on experience

Salary range £22,626 to £27,507 (Actual £16,228 - £24,396)

Do you have experience of enabling children with low self-esteem and challenging behaviour to remove their barriers to learning and to accelerate their academic and personal progress?  If you want to make a difference to children’s lives and are enthusiastic and emotionally resilient, then we want to hear from you. We can offer you a dedicated and supportive staff team and opportunities for personal and career development.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 22nd September 2021 at 12 noon.

Interviews will be on Wednesday 29th September 2021

Contact Lorraine Bower, School Business Manager  or Carrie Drake Assistant Headteacher/DSL on 01983 300333 for further information.

The Island Learning Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before appointment is confirmed.    

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable