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Welfare Assistant

Number of Posts1
GradeFLW (001) .
Salary£12 an hour  (£23152 Pro Rata)
Perm / TempPermanent.
RequiredFrom 03/06/2024  .
Hours6.25 hours a week.
Closing Date21/05/2024.
    Longsight Road, Osbaldeston, , Blackburn, BB2 7HX
    Tel: 01254 812543
    School website:
    St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, Longsight Road, Osbaldeston, Blackburn BB2 7HX (81 on roll)

    Tel: 01254 812543
    School website:
    The Governors at St Mary’s RC Primary School would like to appoint a committed, friendly, enthusiastic and hardworking person to assist with supervising children during their lunch time. Working as a Welfare Assistant you will secure the safety, welfare and good conduct of pupils. We would love to hear from you if you are a positive, friendly and hard working person who enjoys working with children and as part of a team.

    We are looking for a welfare assistant who:

    • Is calm, patient and nurturing

    • Is resilient, committed and flexible and able to ‘think on their feet’

    • Builds excellent relationships with children and staff.

    • Help children to organise playground games

    • Take initiative to support the smooth running of lunchtime activities;

    • Promote the welfare and safety of children during lunchtime;

    • Clean down surfaces and pack away lunchtime furniture

    In return, the school can provide:

    • A supportive, nurturing working environment

    • A staff team who are well trained, highly motivated and supportive

    • Children who are positive and demonstrate excellent behaviour

    Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

    Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete the application form attached.
    Essential Experience• Good communication skills at all levels

    • Ability to work as a team

    • Friendly disposition

    • Punctual
    Desirable Experience• Ability to manage children's behaviour through a positive approach

    • Ability to engage pupils enthusiastically and model positive play

    • An understanding of how to keep pupils safe

    • First aid trained
    Proposed Interview Date23/05/2024 
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    Applications and further details are available from/returnable to


    Apply to the Headteacher at the School. Return forms to the Headteacher at the School. 

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