Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term 1 Year - Maternity

Catch22 Maidstone College, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-1000-1S
  • Posted:05/03/2024
  • Pay:£23,000 full-time equivalent
  • Start Date:TBD
  • App Close Date:05/03/2025 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBD


We have multiple vacancies for this role and are keen to hear from all prospective candidates. We advise applicants that we may close this role early for the right candidate.

Do you have a passion for developing the minds of young people? Are you a good role model who values commitment and dedication? Maybe you've always wanted to teach but don't have the qualifications or a way into teaching? If you have answered 'yes' to any of the above, you could be the person we are looking for.

We are looking for an ambitious Teaching Assistant who can work in partnership with our Tutor to motivate and inspire a group of learners who have not had good experiences of education up until now. We aim to instil confidence and self-belief in our pupils and are looking for a supportive and understanding individual to help support and encourage our young people. Someone who can help our students to see that they are worth more than they believe and that they have a future. This role isn't just about helping our students gain qualifications, it's about helping them to see a life beyond the qualification and see value in the skills they are taught. It's about playing an essential role in helping young people to find their future.

Career progression is something we promote and are passionate about at Catch22. Should you have aspirations beyond this role, Catch22 will support you to gain teaching qualifications and other professional development opportunities so that, one day you might develop to become a qualified Tutor and lead a class of your own.

What can we offer you?

  • Our vision is based on 3 fundamental ideas that we believe are key to transforming lives and communities: good people, a good place to live and purpose. We hold these fundamentals in mind for our pupils and staff; offering a supportive group of colleagues, fair pay and pension contributions as well as making a difference in your wider community.
  • Catch22 is committed to developing and enhancing people across the organisation. We offer several training routes and ways of accessing these opportunities. With many of these courses being accredited or contributing towards a specific accreditation.
  • Catch22 will support you to gain teaching qualifications and other professional development opportunities so that, one day you might develop to become a qualified Tutor and lead a class of your own.
  • Staff awards - Through the awards we recognise individuals and teams who have shown passion, made a positive impact and made us better at what we do.
  • Our Rewards Hub offers staff discounted shopping opportunities, with over 1,400 retailers including big names such as Argos, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, Currys, IKEA, Thomas Cook Holidays, to name a few. For more details, and further benefits visit our website: Benefits of working for Catch22 | Catch22 (catch-22.org.uk)


What the role involves:

  • Working with individual or groups of children, assisting in ensuring pupils are kept on task and complete activities set by tutors/teachers.
  • Assisting the teacher with pupils displaying behavioural and special needs issues.
  • Delivery of SEN interventions.
  • Helping to implement lesson plans, aims and contents with the teacher.
  • Providing feedback to pupils.
  • Taking charge of small groups of pupils for defined activities.
  • Supporting and working with the teacher in testing/assessment.

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Information about the school

A forward looking social business, Catch22 has more than 200 years’ experience of providing public services that help people turn their lives around. We work with troubled and vulnerable people, helping them to steer clear of crime or substance misuse, do the best they can in education or employment and play a full part in their family or community. Our vision is a strong society where everyone has a good place to live, a purpose and good people around them, no matter what their background. Catch22 Colleges Our Catch22 College is the collective name for 7 sites we have across the country delivering academic and vocational training programmes for young people aged 14+ who, for whatever reason, are not suited to a mainstream school or college setting. We provide students with a highly supportive environment where they have access too opportunities to build up their confidence and self belief, and to gain new skills and experiences that will help them to achieve their goals in life. We exist to help our students find their future. Maidstone delivers a wide range of vocational and academic qualifications depending on the young person’s needs and aspirations.

Our vocational qualification areas include Construction, Hospitality and Catering, Hair and Beauty, Digital Skills, Life Skills and Employability. We also offer English and Maths from Functional Skills Entry Level to GCSE.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Roma Ferreira
  • Address:Maidstone Skills And Community Centre, Titchfield Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME158FX
  • Telephone: 01622 828200
  • Email: roma.ferreira@catch-22.org.uk

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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 Education.