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Individual Needs Assistant

Hours of work: 21.25 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)
Fixed term for: Until 21 July 2023

Closing date: Midday on Tuesday 6 September 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Harlands Primary School and Nursery, Mallard Drive, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5PW
Phone: 01825 764244
Email: office@harlandsprimary.org
Website: www.harlandsprimary.org
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.

At Harlands we learn, we achieve, we have fun… everyone matters.

We are seeking to recruit an Individual Needs Assistant to join our staff team from September 2022. This will be a fixed term post to provide care, education and support to a pupil currently in Key Stage one.

Applications are welcomed from those with recent experience of working with children who have emotional and behavioural difficulties and of managing individual needs within a classroom environment.  

The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to provide consistent, calm support and encouragement whilst maintaining clear behavioural boundaries.

The working pattern will initially be 8.45 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, term time only. In addition, as the term progresses we envisage the need for additional afternoon working.

At Harlands we believe that every child is unique and learns best when they are feeling safe, secure and happy. We provide children with a range of opportunities to ensure they are all able to achieve to their fullest potential. Our children are inspired to learn about the amazing world around them, encouraged to develop a love of learning and given confidence to embrace new challenges. We support all of our children to become happy, independent, expressive, enthusiastic, sociable and creative individuals, instilling values that prepare them to become responsible citizens in society.

Harlands is a very special place to work and we pride ourselves on the strength, enthusiasm and dedication of our staff.  We look forward to welcoming a new member to our staff team and we actively encourage visits to enable potential applicants to experience our school first hand.

For further details or to download a job pack please visit the school website.


To arrange a visit please contact the school office from 1 September 2022.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 7 September 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/175895/26230

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Uckfield

  • Salary
  • £18,887 pro-rata

  • Closing date
  • 6 September 2022

  • Organisation
  • Harlands Primary School and Nursery

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 21.25

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education