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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) - Bank Staff

Island Learning Centre

Salary range: Hays scale 5A to 8E depending on experience

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

Vacancy Reference: BHLTA21

Closing Date: 24/09/2021

Required as soon as possible

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Come and join our Bank staff at The Island Learning Centre

Hours to suit your own personal work life balance.

HLTA/Teaching Assistants

Salary range: Hays scale 5A to 8E depending on experience


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

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 Friday 24th September 2021 @ 12 noon.

Interviews will be on Thursday 7th October 2021

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.   

To arrange a visit or for further information please contact the school business manager, Lorraine Bower or Assistant Headteacher/SENDCo/DSL Carrie Drake on (01983) 300333

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

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