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Teaching Assistant 3

Hours of work: 30 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time and Term-time only 
(As the position is part-time and term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Tuesday 06 September 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

The Workplace Alternative Provision Free School as part of The Sabden Multi Academy Trust 
Down Road
East Sussex
TN39 4HS

Phone:    01323 691000
Email:     recruitment@sabden.org.uk
Website: www.sabden.org.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.


The Workplace - Teaching Assistant 3 - Mentor 

  • Permanent – Term Time Only
  • 32.5 hours per week
  • 39 weeks worked per year/46 weeks paid per year
  • Grade 4 - SSP 9-10 (FTE £19,264 to £19,650)
  • Pro rata, starting salary from £14,968 p.a.

Please note we do not accept CVs. For an application pack, please visit the vacancy section of the SABDEN Multi Academy Trust website here: www.sabden.org.uk/216/vacancies.

The Workplace is an aspirational and innovative Alternative Provision Free School in East Sussex which opened in September 2020. The Workplace provides industry relevant education for students in year 9-11 which is high quality, based on partnerships and focussed on enterprise. It offers students a strong grounding in Maths, English, Science and Enterprise alongside quality provision in one of six vocational areas (Hairdressing & Barbering, Hospitality & Catering, Multi-trades construction, Automotive, Sports & Fitness and Arts & Creativity).

Students who access The Workplace come from across East Sussex and have been identified as at being at risk of disengagement from their commissioning school. We have high expectations of students via Workplace standards, to suitably prepare them for post-16 and the wider world of work. Staff work with employers across industry to ensure that classroom practice replicates the world of work and ensure students develop relevant skills and knowledge.

We are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant 3 – Mentor, into our expanding team following promotion of existing staff who are now undertaking teacher training. The role of the Teaching Assistant 3 - Mentor is a key position, supporting students in a number of vocational areas and core subjects. Mentors offer classroom support, pastoral support and work with class teachers to develop meaningful programmes. Mentors support the vocational tutors as part of the tutor team and act as a supportive pastoral contact for all students. They sometime supervise classes to cover staff absence, working in small teams to deliver quality cover classes.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and supportive person with an interest in at least one of the following areas: Hospitality/Art & Creativity/Core & Academic subjects. Whilst experience of working with young people would be advantageous, the ability to develop and sustain meaningful relationships and champion students who have struggled to access mainstream education is key. You should be willing to learn, and keen to develop and appropriate training will be provided for the right candidate. You might be keen to work in a school setting prior to undertaking teacher training, or developing knowledge of working in Alternative Provision and pastoral roles.  

The successful candidate will be joining a Trust and school that continues to be ambitious in its drive to improve outcomes for our students. You will join a highly dedicated and professional staff team and be part of a supportive working and learning environment, where your professional development is highly valued and your wellbeing is paramount. 

The hours of work are Monday – Friday, 8.30am –3.30pm ( exact working pattern to be discussed at interview and agreed on successful appointment).  We are a warm,  friendly and supportive team, with additional benefits, such as free daily lunch. 

To find out more about the Trust and The Workplace, please visit SABDEN's website here: www.sabden.org.uk 

For an application pack, please visit the vacancy section of the SABDEN Multi Academy Trust website here: www.sabden.org.uk/216/vacancies 

The closing date for completed applications is by midday on Wednesday the 20th of July 2022. Interview will take place on Wednesday the 27th of July 2022. 

Please send completed applications to recruitment@sabden.org.uk. 

If you have any queries about the role please email FAO Matt Jacobs, Acting Principal, via Office.WP@sabden.org.uk.  

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

The school has a proven commitment to 'Equality of Opportunity' and actively promotes the welfare and safeguarding of young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Debarring.

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.

The Academy 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 an 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
  • ACAD/TP/198429/26206

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex

  • Salary
  • £19,264 to £19,650

  • Closing date
  • 6 September 2022

  • Organisation
  • The Workplace

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 30

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education