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Learning Support Assistant - Part-time

The Howard School, Rainham

  • Ref:KCC887-5457-51S
  • Posted:29/09/2023
  • Pay:NJC D2 points 4-11 (£13,168.37-£14,948.88 pa)
  • Start Date:November 2023
  • App Close Date:15/10/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


The Howard School is seeking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant for 27.5 hours per week, term time only, who is keen to support the education and development of young people in a variety of settings within the school.  The successful candidate will be based within the Learning Support Department and will be patient, consistent, determined, hard-working and interested in helping young people to succeed.

The salary for this role will be NJC D2 points 4 – 11, dependent on experience. (Actual £13,168.37 - £14,948.88 per annum) (FTE £21,189.00 - £24,054.00 per annum)

This is an exciting time to join The Howard with a number of significant changes planned for the future that will support our move towards excellence. We opened a new Science and DT block in November 2021, which saw a fantastic £5m investment in The Howard School from the Department of Education. This state-of-the-art block has been a hit with pupils and staff, helping the pupils to further their learning in a purpose built environment.

What can we offer you? 

The successful candidate will be someone who has high expectations and is genuinely passionate about education. In return, we can promise an investment in you and your future, offering a competitive remuneration package, providing first class professional development and career opportunities.  

We value our staff and actively support their professional development and have redesigned our working week to place even greater emphasis on employee development. You will have access to ongoing professional development including accredited courses. If you are looking to extend your experience and would be interested in joining our team, we would be delighted to hear from you.  

Benefits of Working with The Howard Academy Trust 

We care about the personal and professional wellbeing of our staff, and are pleased to offer: 

  • CareFirst - Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Benenden Healthcare
  • Free Flu Jabs
  • Free Health Checks 
  • Access EarlyPay
  • Mindfulness Taster Sessions
  • Skills Network of 30 Free Level 2 8 – 12 week courses
  • Discounted gym membership at Avenue Tennis, Gillingham
  • Wellbeing afternoons
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Free parking on all our sites

If you wish to discuss this vacancy further, please contact the HR department on 01634 265770. 

We reserve the right to alter our interview dates and close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. 

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates. We are committed to providing a mutually supportive working environment where every individual is respected, valued and included.

Information about the school

The Howard School is part of The Howard Academy Trust but retains its unique and individual character.

The Howard School was established in 1975 by amalgamating Rainham Boys Secondary School and Gillingham Boys Grammar School to form a bi-lateral school. A bi-lateral school is one where admission to the grammar school section is by 11 plus selection and admission to the high school section is non-selective.

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to enhancing the life chances of young people by improving their educational achievement. We strive for excellence and aim to bring about transformational change where necessary in schools. The Trust is truly inclusive and aims to establish the highest expectations for young people and all those who work with them.

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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.