CURRENT VACANCIES

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprentice (supported by System People)

We seek to employ an Apprentice Teaching Assistant, working within the scope of a Support Assistant (TA) role at Fir Ends School. This will be a fixed-term post for the duration of the apprenticeship program, for 30 hours a week during term time.

For summary details of the post see the System People site: https://apprenticeships.system-people.co.uk/vacancy/spv00675/

Further details, including how to apply can be found in the document below.

Applicants will require an initial apprenticeship eligibility check through System People*. 

REGISTER FOR INITIAL SYSTEM PEOPLE APPRENTICESHIP ELIGIBLITY CHECKS

before submitting a written application form to the school using the Cumberland Council Application Form:

CUMBERLAND COUNCIL APPLICATION FORM

NOTES ON COMPLETION

 The closing date for applications is 12:00 pm on  Friday 28th June, with interviews planned for Weds 10th or Thurs 11th July.

*Eligibility checks could take up to 5 working days. Applications can be submitted prior to completion, but candidates must be confirmed as eligible prior to interview. 

 

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APPLICATION FORMS 

Unless otherwise advised, applications for all posts should include the standard County Council Application Form. This can be found in pdf and word formats here:

CUMBERLAND COUNCIL APPLICATION FORM

NOTES ON COMPLETION

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

Fir Ends School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

All posts are subject to satisfactory references, enhanced DBS disclosure and Occupational Health assessment, prior to appointment.

PRE-INTERVIEW SAFEGUARDING CHECKS & DISCLOSURE OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS - ALL VACANCIES

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 and the successful applicant will be required to hold or undergo a suitable enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure. 

However, amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 & 2020)) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are considered 'protected'.  This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website or see here.

Short-listed candidates for any post will be asked to complete a criminal record and other sanctions self-disclosure form to provide details of all unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered or protected, prohibitions and disqualifications, to be returned to the school prior to the date of the interview. 

You may be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process.  If your application is successful, this criminal record self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure & Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed. 

In addition to the above, as part of our due diligence checks, the school reserves the right to carry out an online search on short-listed candidates.  This will only include a search for information which is publicly available online.

Please note it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

 Links: 

Recruitment of ex-offenders policy and procedures