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Individual Needs Assistant

Hours of work: 26.25 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.85 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Wednesday 31 August 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Groombridge St Thomas School, Corseley Road, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9SF
Phone: 01892 864305
Email: office@groombridgest-thomas.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: www.groombridgest-thomas.e-sussex.sch.uk
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

Needed to start September

Individual Needs Assistant

Fixed Term Contract

Single Status Grade 3

£18,887 pro rata

8.45am – 2.00 pm Monday to Friday

(26.25 hours per week)


Groombridge St. Thomas’ Church of England School is a happy school with positive, friendly, highly motivated and enthusiastic staff. We enjoy strong partnerships with parents, governors, St Thomas’ Church and the local community providing a creative, broad and balanced curriculum.

We would welcome applications with experience in school, however training/ongoing professional development is available. The successful candidate would demonstrate excellent professional skills and be able to work as part of a team. Interested applicants should contact the school to receive an application form and a School Prospectus. Visits to the school are also welcome and candidates should contact the office.

Closing date Wednesday 31 August 2022

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/175895/26095

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Groombridge

  • Salary
  • £18,887 pro-rata

  • Closing date
  • 31 August 2022

  • Organisation
  • Groombridge St Thomas School

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 26.25

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education