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Current Vacancies 


The following posts have become available at our outstanding primary academy:


Post 1 – Senior Teaching Assistant

Permanent Contract

Required from September 2024

NJC Scale 3, SCP 5-6, £12.18 - £12.38 per hour (pay award pending)

28.75 hours per week, term time only


  • To be a creative and effective Teaching Assistant.
  • To be a team player and a positive thinker who can inspire children to learn and who believes that every child can succeed.
  • Successful experience in working in a school environment with children of primary school age.
  • Passion and initiative in the creation and delivery of stimulating learning opportunities.
  • Ability to relate well to children and other adults.
  • Ability to support and deliver learning which includes involvement in planning cycle, undertaking evaluation and cover supervision.
  • Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation.
  • Ability to constantly improve own practice/knowledge through self-evaluation and learning from others.
  • Ability to use ICT effectively to support and deliver small group learning sessions and ability to use other technology equipment.
  • Working knowledge of national/foundation stage curriculum and other relevant learning programmes/strategies.
  • Willingness to undertake First Aid Qualification and other relevant training.
  • It is essential that applicants should have NVQ 3 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent qualification or experience.
  • Recent experience in Upper Key Stage 2 is desirable.



Post 2 - Fun Club Playworker

Permanent Contract

Required from September 2024

NJC Scale 1c, SCP 3, £11.79 per hour (pay award pending)

10-14 hours per week, term time only

(hours to be agreed)


Additional hours are required to cover staff absences.


Fun Club opening hours: Monday to Friday 7.30am – 9.00am and 3.00pm – 6.00pm.


Applications are invited from enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals to assist, under supervision and clear instruction, in routine tasks in the day to day care of children at the Academy Fun Club, in order to provide creative play opportunities in a safe and caring environment.


The successful candidate will need to be flexible and enjoy working as part of a team. Applicants should be sympathetic to the Christian aims of the academy.


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. DBS and other relevant checks are required for these posts.


 Completing an application

If you would like to join our family of committed and enthusiastic professionals, please download our application form in the applicant packs below. 


Senior Teaching Assistant

Fun Club Playworker


Please return your completed application form by email directly to the academy business leader at: kim.boothroyd@stjohnsacademyclifton.co.uk.


Closing date: 9am Thursday 4th July 2024.


Assessment day/Interview: Tuesday 16th July 2024.


There is the possibility for the right candidate to fulfil both advertised roles.


The Academy prides itself on being an equal opportunities employer and abides by Safer Recruitment Practices. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. An online search will be carried out at shortlisting. All other Pre-employment checks including a DBS check, will be completed during the recruitment process.