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Higher Level Teaching Assistant / Unqualified Teacher - Upland Primary School, Bexleyheath - Full-time/Part-time

Cygnus Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F48-68-S
  • Posted:27/02/2024
  • Pay:HLTA BEX08 - £31,440 UNQ £24,415 - £35,954
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:08/03/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:To be Confirmed


Post Title: Higher Level Teaching Assistant OR Unqualified Teacher

School: Upland Primary School

Contract Type: Fixed term until 31st August 2024

Contract Hours:  35 hours per week  8.30am to 4.00pm (half hour unpaid lunch break lunch).  We are happy to accept part time applications.

Grade: HLTA BEX08 / UNQ 1-6 depending on experience

Salary: HLTA BEX08 - £31,440

               UNQ 1-6  £24,415 - £35,954 depending on experience 

Position Start Date: As soon as possible 

The closing date for applications 8th March 2024

We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date.


We are looking to recruit a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) OR unqualified teacher with the passion and enthusiasm to raise standards in our lovely school. The position is currently fixed term for this academic year.

The ideal candidate will have:

  •      AHLTA qualification, or relevant qualifications to a similar or higher level or an Unqualified Teacher
  •      The experience and ability to plan for and deliver quality first teaching 
  •      Knowledge of a range of primary school interventions and provisions,
  •      Good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work well as part of a team.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more information.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact the school office on 020 8303 2175.


For further information about the Trust, please visit www.cygnus.org.uk


Information about the trust

Cygnus Academies Trust

Cygnus Academies Trust who are a group of friendly, like-minded schools, working together in the best interest of all our children. Driven by a desire to collaborate at every level, with an emphasis on staff development and opportunities for all. Cygnus Academies Trust schools really are a fantastic place to work and learn. Our approach is to allow all schools to retain and celebrate their uniqueness. While ensuring; great teaching and learning, strong leadership and management, effective local governance, curriculum expertise, visionary business and financial management.

For further information about the Trust, please visit www.cygnus.org.uk

Safer recruitment

Cygnus Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. In line with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs will not be accepted, and you are required to complete the application in full giving details of all employment, training and gaps in employment. Cygnus Academies Trust reserves the right to reject incomplete application forms and any consistencies or anomalies will be explored at, or prior to, interview.

Any offer of employment is subject to pre-employment checks including a satisfactory ‘Enhanced with Barred List Check’ through the Disclosure and Barring Service. We will require two satisfactory references; one of which must be your line manager in your present or most recent employment. References will be requested prior to interview so please ensure that your referees are available to provide a reference.

Equal Opportunities

Cygnus Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and inclusion who welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. All people who work and study at our Trust have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jenny Baker
  • Address:Cygnus Academies Trust,
    C/O Manor Community Primary School,
    Keary Road,
    DA10 0BU
  • Telephone: 01322224201
  • Email: jenny.baker@cygnus.org.uk



Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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 Education.