Isle of Wight Council

Hunnyhill Primary School

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Ref: 2023_117)

Hunnyhill Primary School, Forest Road, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5SH

Hay Grade 8 (A-E) - £8,073 per annum (13hrs per week, term time only)

Contact: A full application pack can be requested from Sam Hillier-


Vacancy Reference: 2023_117

Closing Date: 27/01/2023

Interview Date: 27/01/2023

Hours: 13 per week across 2 days, ideally Thursday & Friday- 8.45am - 3.15pm

Contract Type: Permanent (term-time only)
Salary: Hay Grade 8 (A-E) - £8073
There many also be opportunity to cover extra days/hours as required.



This is a unique opportunity for a motivated, skilled and resilient individual with experience and a strong interest in supporting young people in their education to join our happy and successful school in January 2023. The chosen candidate will demonstrate energy, enthusiasm and the ability to prepare, plan, deliver and assess the curriculum.

You will have high level skills supported by a Degree or Diploma qualification, alongside an ambition and passion to enthuse children about their learning across the year 5 primary age range.  Working under the direction of the classroom teacher you will be delivering the curriculum. You will work closely with the Classroom teacher to further develop our curriculum and set high expectations for both yourself and the children.

A full application pack can be requested from Sam Hillier-

Hunnyhill Primary School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  The Governors are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  All successful applicants will be required to obtain enhanced DBS clearance.

PLEASE NOTE: Not all school staff are employed directly by the Isle of Wight Council, you can ask on application who the employer for this role will be.

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, 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 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.

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.

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 27th January 2023

Interviews scheduled for:  TBC