Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

SEN Teaching Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

The Marlborough, Rochester

  • Ref:MED887-22213-2S
  • Posted:04/06/2024
  • Pay:D2 (£23,114 - £25,979) + SEN allowance (£1,455)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:02/07/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Grade: D2 - Salary: £23,114 to £25,979 per annum pro rata + SEN Allowance (£1,455)

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 30.25 hours per week. 39 weeks per year.

The Marlborough is part of the Rivermead Inclusive Trust and due to a recent expansion we are seeking to recruit Teaching Assistants to work as part of our vibrant and specialised team. We are a specialist primary provision for 80 children with complex needs on the autistic spectrum.  We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, creative and inspirational staff to join our team.

The Marlborough has developed into a more specialist provision enjoying newly created therapy spaces including sensory play rooms and a bespoke playground area.  We pride ourselves on being able to offer every child an individualised curriculum based on their priority needs.  Enrichment activities such as horse riding and forest school visits further enhance our curriculum.  We believe every child is capable and deserving of the very best in teaching and learning.  We work as one team to fulfil this aim across The Marlborough.

As part of the Rivermead Inclusive Trust staff can expect:

  • A positive working environment
  • Prioritised staff wellbeing
  • CPD opportunities to develop professionally in specialist areas
  • National terms and conditions
  • Rigorous safeguarding training
  • Supportive colleagues

As a Trust we recognise the importance of helping all children achieve their full potential; emotionally, socially, physically and academically.

Are you…

  • Someone with a passion for working with children with complex needs?
  • Hard working?
  • Dedicated?
  • Resilient?
  • A good team player?
  • Able to be pro-active and use initiative?
  • Patient and able to be flexible in your working?

If so, you would be a great addition to our team here at The Marlborough!


  • All candidates must have Level 2 qualifications (i.e. GCSE grade C and above or equivalent) in English and Maths
  • Due to the conditions and complex needs of the pupils at The Marlborough, continuity and consistency of support is vitally important. Therefore, candidates will need to commit to full working hours of the post
  • A willingness to provide personal care and hygiene for children as required


  • Additional relevant qualifications in SEN or child development would be desirable but not essential as training will be given
  • Experience of childcare/school settings
  • Experience of Autism/SEN

Offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring and a Health Declaration.

For further information or to arrange a visit please contact Gemma Knight 01634 338080 or office@themarlborough.org.uk

Rivermead Inclusive Trust strives to be diverse and inclusive and a place where we can ALL be ourselves. We welcome applications from all diverse and ethnic groups.

If you require access arrangements to complete an application form, please contact Gemma Knight who will cater to your needs i.e. large print, coloured forms, and an audio version.

If for any reason you have difficulty completing an application form, please again contact Gemma Knight who will support.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of an enhanced DBS check, Health Declaration and satisfactory references.

Information about the school

We are part of the Rivermead Inclusive Trust where our focus is on Inclusion and recognising the uniqueness of our learners. We are an 80 place resourced provision who offer an aspirational and individualised learning environment for children with a diagnosis of Autisum.

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 Education.