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Emotional Literacy Support Assistant - Full-time

Maritime Academy, Gillingham

  • Ref:KCC887-9999-38S
  • Posted:06/02/2023
  • Pay: £20,042 - £23,713 for hours and weeks stated
  • Start Date:March 2023
  • App Close Date:19/02/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


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Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

Hours per week: 37 hour per week, 39 weeks per year (Term Time plus 5 INSET days)


We are recruiting an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant for our new school, supporting us with our responsibility for the development and education of children. The successful candidate will support pupils with physical, emotional and/or educational needs in accordance with school policy.  There may also be a requirement to work with pupils with Education, Health and Care Plans or additional educational needs throughout the Key Stages.


Experience of working with primary or secondary aged children with the ability to raise aspirations to ensure the best possible outcomes will be beneficial, as will the ability to motivate children, have a passion to make a positive outcome for the children and have high expectations of children’s emotional, social and mental health development. Excellent interpersonal skills together with good knowledge of ICT would be essential.


What we can offer you: 

  • TSAT pay scales above national pay scales.  
  • Excellent CPD opportunities across the Trust, wherever you are in your career. 
  • Focus on staff wellbeing, including 24/ Employee Assistance Programme, free flu vaccination and eye care vouchers. 
  • Generous employer contribution to the Local Government Pension Scheme. 
  • Subsidised gym membership at our state of the art gym and studios. 
  • Nursery provision and subsidised Breakfast and After School Club at one of our local primary schools. 
  • Staff recognition programme. 
  • Free secure on-site parking. 


Next Steps

If you are interested in working in our school, benefitting from a supportive network of staff across our Trust we would encourage you to apply.


Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.


We strongly encourage any applicants who may be interested in working at our school to contact Kerry Masters you can contact Kerry via email Kerry.masters@southeast.tsat.uk to arrange an informal conversation.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk 


Information about the school

At Maritime Academy we have great ambitions and we’re proud to call ourselves a member of Thinking Schools Academy Trust. We are at the beginning of our journey and always growing which means you will be joining us at the most exciting part of our story; The Beginning.

Maritime Academy will continually support and enable the self-improvement of every staff member during their time at our school. We want to provide the very best education for our children and this is attainable only through talented staff capable of rising to these high standards

At the Maritime, our mission is to offer a unique opportunity to learn in a modern setting with traditional values. Our school will ensure that students are confident, respectful and responsible young people, who are able to face the challenges of modern society. We believe that through our traditional ethos and values, we will create an environment where students are respectful for where they learn, who they learn with and who they are as unique aspirational young people.

Job Contact Information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.